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Residents and stakeholders remain engaged on the I-45 expansion

The City of Houston, in partnership with Huitt-Zollars and the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center, completed the first round of community workshops about the possible I-45 expansion (North Houston Highway Improvement Project or NHHIP). We are glad that so many of you actively participated in the meetings, sharing your insights about the [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO URGE REGIONAL DECISIONMAKERS TO DELAY VOTE ON $100 MILLION FOR I-45 EXPANSION

HOUSTON, TX - (July 25, 2019)  - Concerned Houstonians will address the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) on July 26 at 9:30 a.m. to urge decisionmakers to delay voting on $100 million for Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Segment 2 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) until January 2020, [...]

Safer Streets Task Force Seeks Input on Safety and Accessibility from Disability Community

The Houston Commission on Disabilities’ Special Task Force on Intersection and Sidewalk Safety will host two townhall meetings to solicit feedback from the disability community on the Safer Streets Initiative. On July 9, residents can participate through a telephone townhall by calling 720-707-2699, followed by 677 302 465 ID number. Those who prefer to [...]

Regional Policy Entity Should Delay Vote on $100 Million for I-45 Expansion

While concerned residents, business owners, community stakeholders and city officials are currently in the midst of additional community engagement regarding adverse impacts of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is inching closer to securing funding for Segment 2 of the proposed I-45 expansion. On Friday, July 26, [...]

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Houston area voters will have $3.5 billion decision about future of transit on November ballot

The future of the Houston area’s transit system now lies in the hands of voters. Metropolitan Transit Authority board members voted Tuesday to ask voters in November for permission to borrow up to $3.5 billion, without raising taxes. The money would cover the [...]

Full Show: Houston Reacts To Mass Shootings, And The Lingering Health Effects Of Extreme Weather (Aug. 5, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We discuss how Greater Houston has responded to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. We learn how extreme weather affects our bodies long after it’s over. We examine concerns over the 1-45 redevelopment project. And Jeff Balke [...]

Community Organizers Decry TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

As TxDOT’s plan to revamp I-45 moves forward, some concerned citizens are pushing back. JUST OUTSIDE THE GATES of Bruce Elementary school in the Fifth Ward, over 30 community organizers, activists, and concerned citizens gathered Tuesday morning to call for delaying the approval of the [...]