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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 [...]

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, [...]

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Could Houston I-45 expansion be upended under a Biden presidency?

A proposed highway expansion threatens to disproportionately displace communities of colour, but Biden’s infrastructure plans could change that. Prevention specialist Elda Reyes lives in a modest, three-bedroom home nestled in the corner of a small residential street in north Houston, close to Interstate [...]

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 [...]