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Transportation Policy Council Must Hold TxDOT Accountable on IH-45 Vote on June 26

On June 26, the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) will vote on the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is " a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years " and includes funding for Segment 3 of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project [...]

Advocating for Change: LINK Houston Takes on the System

Through community engagement and data analysis, we at LINK Houston will continue connecting the dots for residents and decisionmakers to understand the relationship between transportation and every issue. Our Most Dangerous Intersections Study shows the disproportionate impact of deadly crashes on Black people walking and biking . We’ve successfully advocated for the City of Houston to address the [...]

Why Our Work Matters

We at LINK Houston are committed to advocating for racial equity and justice across one system that affects all of our lives: transportation. As we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and fight against the abject violence that has claimed the life of native Houstonian George Floyd and so many other Black lives, [...]

MEDIA ADVISORY: PUBLIC COMMENTS TO CALL ON MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER TO HOLD TXDOT ACCOUNTABLE ON THE PROPOSED I-45 EXPANSION

(HOUSTON, TX) - LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, as well as other members of the Make I-45 Better Coalition and Stop TxDOT I-45, will join concerned residents to address City Council on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. The speakers will urge Mayor Sylvester Turner to provide greater clarity on his criteria for continuing [...]

TxDOT Does Not Get to Dictate Our Vision for Houston

We need you in our advocacy efforts January 23-February 3! The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is nearing a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), or the I-45 expansion. The state agency recently released updated technical reports, which are open for public comment [...]

No Such Thing as Free

Transit agencies around the country are implementing free fare policies in hopes of boosting ridership on their systems. In Houston – one of two cities across the U.S. with a steady growth of transit riders – a few individuals recently called for METRO to join the trend of offering free fares, stating that such [...]

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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 [...]