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

Funding for Sidewalks Remains a Challenge to Increase Safety and Accessibility

Well-designed and well-implemented infrastructure connects people to jobs, schools, and services. Safe and accessible sidewalks promote public health and environmentalism. Unfortunately, in Houston people who walk, use a wheelchair, or bike are vulnerable because of non-existent, poor quality, or even dangerous infrastructure. LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) [...]

Opportunity for Equitable Representation at METRO

Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran as the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). LINK Houston looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Ramabhadran and the METRO leadership to ensure transit improvements advance equity, especially in communities of color where transportation [...]

Transit Equity Day 2022

On February 4, 2022, LINK Houston will celebrate Transit Equity Day. We invite you to join us in observing this occasion and encourage you to walk, roll, bike, and ride transit during the week leading up to February 4th. Additionally, we ask that you share your experiences on social media with #TransitEquityDay, tag @LINK_Houston in your [...]

Press Release: Civil Rights Complaint against TxDOT to FHWA

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against TxDOT for Ongoing Discrimination Against Houston Residents Adversely Affected by the North Houston Highway Improvement Project HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is engaged in ongoing discrimination against Black and Brown populations that will be most adversely affected by the proposed highway expansion in North Houston Highway [...]

LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit 2021 Report aims to continue influencing infrastructure and bus quality improvements to increase access to opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ines Sigel, LINK Houston, (713) 353-4604 or inessigel@linkhouston.org Houston, TX - LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit: 2021 study found that 891,000 people in Houston live in areas that need disproportionately high and strategic investments in affordable transportation to reach opportunities. The report updates the quantitative data in the Transportation Equity [...]

LINK Houston in the News

Despite fewer people riding Metro in Houston, report makes case for more public transit

Transit use sank during the COVID pandemic, but remained a vital lifeline for many residents who said they boarded buses despite their fears to work critical jobs, according to a study released Wednesday. [Read more.] Dug Begley | October 7, 2021 Houston Chronicle  [...]

Essential workers in Houston relied on public transit during the pandemic, a new report says

While essential workers continued to utilize public transit, overall ridership has decreased by about 40% in Houston, according to a new report. Public transit has been a "lifeline" for many essential workers in the Houston area during the COVID-19 pandemic — despite overall [...]

Controversial I-45 project still alive as TxDOT, feds given 90 days to settle differences

Interstate 45 still is on a road to rebuild after Texas transportation officials on Tuesday kept the controversial project in the state’s 10-year construction plans, but warned that failing to get federal highway officials to remove their hold on it could halt the [...]