Equity Must Play a Role in Public Transit Investments

Public transit is the backbone of any major metropolis, connecting thousands of people to jobs and services, and moving the local economy. In Houston, people make about 285,000 trips using transit each weekday, making transit an integral part of the city’s connectivity. For many Houstonians, especially those who live in under-resourced communities, public transit [...]

Local Leaders Must be Accountable to Commitments for Safer Streets

The City of Houston’s commitments to expand the Safer Streets Initiative on April 11 and April 17, 2019 are a result of a year’s worth of data analysis and advocacy by LINK Houston, partner stakeholders like BikeHouston, and community members. Nearly a year after Mayor Turner’s initial announcement to expand the Safer Streets Initiative [...]

Advocacy Around I-45 Expansion Continues To Grow

Dozens of people gathered at Bruce Elementary on March 26 for one of five community sessions organized by our partner Air Alliance Houston to discuss findings in their Health Impacts Assessment of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (I-45 expansion). LINK Houston co-authored the Assessment’s mobility and safety analysis, which shows that it’s already [...]

Eastex-Jensen Community Call for Much-Needed Bus Service Improvements

On March 28, we collaborated with Councilmember Jerry Davis' office to organize 14 advocates from the Eastex-Jensen community to speak at the METRO Board of Directors' monthly meeting to urge the decision-makers to improve much-needed bus service in the area. Prior to the Board meeting, parents of students from Patrick Henry Middle School petitioned [...]

LINK Houston, BikeHouston, and Community Members to Address City Council on Safer Streets Initiative

March 25, 2019 LINK HOUSTON, BIKEHOUSTON, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL ON SAFER STREETS INITIATIVE HOUSTON, TX: LINK Houston and BikeHouston, together with community members from across the city of Houston will address City Council on March 26, 2019 AT 2:00 PM to urge elected officials to prioritize improvements for safer streets [...]

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Transportation Advocacy Group Conducts Transit Equity Analysis

Every segment of American society—individuals, families, communities, and businesses—benefits from public transit. However, there is a lack of equity in these services. Latinos, for example, often report bus routes are unreliable, infrequent, or even unsafe, contributing to disparities in health and wealth, according [...]

Massive I-45 project will remake Houston freeway spine, but at what cost?

Strip away the enormity of rebuilding Interstate 45 and the promise of speedier trips along downtown Houston freeways, and two questions about the once-in-a-generation project remain: How many negative effects are acceptable in one neighborhood for other people’s faster commutes? And, how far [...]

TxDOT’s I-45 project could hurt a school and its community. But there are ways to mitigate the harm.

This post is part of a series on the I-45 project, published every Monday and Wednesday throughout June. Transportation infrastructure influences access to opportunity and the lives, including health and wellness, of communities throughout the Houston region. That’s why our state and local [...]