We are deeply concerned by the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) tactics to force the Houston region residents and leaders between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). This new and flawed public comment process further demonstrates the unwillingness of the TTC and TxDOT to work with local leaders, stakeholders, and the public to develop a project that will improve mobility and connectivity, reduce climate change impacts on a region that regularly floods, and most importantly ensure equity for communities of color along the project corridor. The project as currently designed is a massive waste of taxpayer dollars.
We urge you to submit your comments through the online form and provide your feedback in the text box under question number 1. You can also print a comment form and mail it to TxDOT or call (800) 687-8108 to leave a voicemail with your name and comments. Another option is to email your comment form to TxDOT at utpublicComments@txdot.gov. The deadline to respond is 4:00 p.m. on August 9, 2021.
LINK Houston will mark Option 2 to remove the project and funding because we refuse to accept the state’s bullying for their “as proposed” design.
On August 2, we provided our official comments during the virtual public hearing on TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program (UTP). Please click here for the comments we provided to TxDOT verbally during the hearing and feel free to use any or all points in your own comments to the state.
August 4, 2021