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Regional Policy Entity Should Delay Vote on $100 Million for I-45 Expansion

While concerned residents, business owners, community stakeholders and city officials are currently in the midst of additional community engagement regarding adverse impacts of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is inching closer to securing funding for Segment 2 of the proposed I-45 expansion. On Friday, July 26, [...]

Communities and Stakeholders Advocate for Changes in the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

In the lead up to the June 13 press conference and City Council committee meeting, dozens of Near Northside residents packed into Avenue CDC’s Housing Recovery Center on May 29. Their concern: The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $7 billion North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), which in its current design will push out [...]

TxDOT Makes a Play for $100 Million for Segment 2 of the I-45 Project

While TxDOT is slowly working with communities to understand the opposition to the project as currently planned, the state agency is simultaneously maneuvering to secure funding for Segment 2 of the NHHIP, extending along I-45 from I-10 to just north of I-610 adjacent to the Independence Heights community. At the June 19 meeting of [...]

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall

LINK Houston, Residents Push Back on I-45 Expansion at City Hall Residents of Near Northside, as well as Midtown, Fifth Ward, Montie Beach, and Independence Heights, joined LINK Houston, Air Alliance Houston, and other stakeholders for a press conference and public comments at the June 13 Houston City Council’s Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee [...]

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 [...]

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Community Organizers Decry TxDOT’s I-45 Expansion Plan, Call for Delay in Local Approval

As TxDOT’s plan to revamp I-45 moves forward, some concerned citizens are pushing back. JUST OUTSIDE THE GATES of Bruce Elementary school in the Fifth Ward, over 30 community organizers, activists, and concerned citizens gathered Tuesday morning to call for delaying the approval of the [...]