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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 [...]

Housing and Transportation Costs Rise in Houston

A recent study by Citizens Budget Commission using data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that Houston is currently less affordable than New York City when transportation costs are factored into overall housing costs. The notion that Houston is becoming less affordable is not new. According to the Center for Neighborhood Technology , transportation costs in [...]

The Nexus of Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing and “Good” Transit

LINK Houston is teaming up with the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research to study where naturally occurring affordable housing and high-quality transit coincide in Houston. The project will highlight how housing and transportation access affordability are related and produce practical tools to help housing stakeholders and individuals make well-informed decisions about their [...]

Community Members Ask METRO Board to Prioritize Equity in METRONext Implementation

Houston-area residents joined LINK Houston for the November 21 METRO Board meeting to congratulate the transit agency on the successful bond referendum and urge METRO to prioritize improvements that adhere to METRO’s public commitments to equity. Community members representing Gulfton, Eastex-Jensen, Kashmere and Houston Trinity Gardens, and the Living Hope Wheelchair Association asked METRO [...]

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Would Free Transit Incentivize More Riders? METRO Gathers Input On Whether To Stop Collecting Fares

Transit agencies around the country, including in Houston, are considering whether to cut or reduce their transit fares. If you ride a local METRO bus in Harris County it will most likely cost you $1.25, though there are also half-priced fares for students, [...]

A safer intersection is finally being built but change across the city is too slow? [Opinion]

In early 2016, I crossed the intersection of Fannin, Main and Sunset with my mother, Marj Corcoran, who taught physics at Rice for over 35 years and used that crosswalk hundreds of times. She told me that day how scared crossing there as [...]