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Let’s Get Out the Vote!

LINK Houston is teaming up with Roll to the Polls to help ensure that transportation is not a barrier for voters to access polling locations during the 2020 Election Season. We created neighborhood maps showing bikeways and transit services alongside early voting and Election Day voting sites. To view or download the universal English [...]

LINK Houston Sends Letter to H-GAC MOU Working Group Urging Transparency and Importance of Community Input

On October 1, LINK Houston Executive Director Oni K. Blair sent a letter to the North Houston Highway Improvement Project Memorandum of Understanding Working Group appointed by the Houston-Galveston Area Council. In her letter, Ms. Blair urged the working group to continue a transparent process in developing an agreement and to ensure that any [...]

TxDOT Must Extend Comment Period for the I-45 Expansion Final Environmental Impact Statement

On Friday, September 25, 2020 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The FEIS, a federally required document, outlines potential positive and negative environmental impacts of large infrastructure projects and is the last hurdle TxDOT needs in order to [...]

Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances put Houston on path toward equity and resiliency

The City of Houston recently passed the Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances to improve walking, rolling, safety, and transit access in Houston's neighborhoods. The initiatives, led by the Planning and Development Department, have been in the works for three years with Third Ward, Near Northside, and Midtown designated as pilot areas. We at [...]

LINK Houston’s Statement Regarding the July 26 TPC Vote on NHHIP MOU

LINK Houston is deeply disappointed with today’s outcome at the H-GAC TPC meeting. As stated in our remarks, any working group with a directive to develop an MOU regarding the NHHIP should mainly include representatives from the five agencies who will sign such an agreement and should not include an overwhelming majority of members [...]

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TxDOT releases environmental analysis on I-45 rebuild, kicking off comment period

The $7 billion plan to remake Interstate 45 from downtown Houston north took another step forward Friday when officials released the final environmental analysis for public comment, mostly unchanged from its previous form. The final report, more than 15 years in the making, [...]

These tools — and policy changes — may help Houston address housing affordability

For years, Houston has been touted as one of the nation’s most affordable major metropolitan areas. But it’s now facing a decreasing supply of affordable housing. To effectively address the affordability crisis in Houston, local decision-makers and individuals must consider the combined costs [...]

Here’s where affordable housing and sustainable transportation co-exist in Houston

To better understand the affordability crisis in Houston, LINK Houston and Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research teamed up to explore where affordable housing and high-quality, affordable transportation overlap in the city. [Read more.] Luis Guajardo and John Park Kinder Institute for [...]

Broad Alliance Tells White House: Transit Workers Need Better Protection From COVID-19

Dozens of unions, business groups, economic justice organizations, and local transit advocates from across the nation wrote yesterday to Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, demanding better federal coordination to provide personal protective [...]

Long-term government projects must wait until public can comment [Opinion]

On March 27, during regional COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council held its regular meeting by telephone to discuss adjustments to highway project budgets and protocols. This powerful group of elected officials and bureaucrats from eight counties controls billions [...]