LINK Houston partnered with BakerRipley to provide an in-depth overview of the current state of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) to residents in Near Northside. We shared information and data in English and Spanish related to the officially recognized impacts of the proposed project, answered community members’ questions, and assisted them in providing their feedback to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to aid in the federal civil rights investigation. Residents who attended the community meeting care deeply about the impacts of the proposed project and eagerly shared their feedback and opinions.
While the FHWA has paused the I-45 expansion project in Houston, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) continue to press on with outdated and inequitable projects and policies in Houston and many other regions in the state. That’s why we’ll join advocates and community members from El Paso, San Antonio, and Austin at the April 20th TTC commission meeting to demand changes that efficiently, effectively, and equitably improve outcomes for all Texans.