News2018-10-29T19:33:01+00:00

2022 Midterm Elections: Candidate Questionnaire Regarding Environmental and Safety Concerns

LINK Houston and partners Air Alliance Houston, Bike Houston, Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (CEER),  and Citizens’ Environmental Coalition (CEC) created and sent out a questionnaire on environmental health and safety concerns to the candidates in the following 2022 midterm elections races: County Judge HCP 2 & 4 US House District 7, 9, [...]

Make Your Voice HEARD This Election Cycle – GROW THE CIRCLE!

LINK Houston is partnering with Houston in Action during the 2022 Midterm Elections to encourage voter participation and to help reduce barriers for voters to access polling locations in the Houston region. We created neighborhood maps showing bikeways and public transit routes alongside early and Election Day voting sites.  To view or download the universal [...]

LINK Houston Welcomes New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Media contact: Ines Sigel, inessigel@linkhouston.org, (713) 353-4604 LINK Houston Welcomes New Executive Director Houston, TX - LINK Houston is excited to announce Gabe Cazares as the organization’s new Executive Director. Prior to joining LINK Houston, Cazares led the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for the City [...]

LINK Houston Official Comments Regarding the “Fee in Lieu” Sidewalk Ordinance Amendments

LINK Houston - Fee in Lieu Sidewalk Ordinance Amendment Comments - PDF To the Planning and Development Department - City of Houston To Whom it May Concern: LINK Houston views the proposed ordinance amendments to create a sidewalk fund populated with fee-in-lieu funds as one step forward on a continuing journey to improve pedestrian [...]

Call to Action: Submit Your Comments Regarding the “Fee in Lieu” Sidewalk Ordinance Amendments

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department seeks to amend the 2020 Sidewalk Ordinance through a proposed “fee in lieu” structure to “promote a complete sidewalk network in the city” and improve safety and access for people who walk and roll. The policy change would allow property owners who are developing a new [...]

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Houston Advocates Slam TxDOT For ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Highway’s Racist Impacts

he Texas Department of Transportation is allegedly threatening retaliation against the whole Houston region because advocates continue to fight a highway expansion that the agency knows will have a harmful impacts on communities of color — but if the advocates successfully get the [...]

Groups file federal complaint over I-45 project, urge civil rights review

Critics of the plan to remake Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston filed a nearly 100-page complaint to federal officials Thursday, urging even greater scrutiny of the project’s effects on minority communities, an analysis they say state highway officials consistently have avoided. In the [...]

Report finds need for sustainable, reliable public transit throughout COVID-19 pandemic

A new report released in October by nonprofit Air Alliance Houston shows the need for reliable and well-funded public transportation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented at the Oct. 28 Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County board of directors meeting, the COVID and [...]