The Fight for Climate Justice and Racial Equity Continues

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) on August 31 approved the 2022 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), deciding to include the controversial North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) as proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The approval comes following a month-long, flawed public engagement process during which the TTC and TxDOT offered a ‘yes or no’ [...]

2021-09-03T15:19:39+00:00

Say “NO” to a bad project

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 [...]

2021-08-04T18:14:50+00:00

Briefing: LINK Houston Public Comments – Unified Transportation Program – NHHIP

Unified Transportation Program - Public Involvement August 2, 2021 This is Jonathan Brooks with LINK Houston. We advocate for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. Governor Abbott’s Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) would have the public believe the only option for [...]

2021-08-05T17:32:32+00:00

Is the Houston-Galveston Area Council slowly inching toward a transportation paradigm shift?

Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) transportation planners presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) a proposal to pilot a Planning and Readiness Predevelopment Program to study the purpose and determine an actual need for several highway projects the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is requesting be amended to the already approved 2045 Regional Transportation Plan [...]

2021-07-18T19:54:45+00:00

Through a flawed public comment process, the Texas Transportation Commission will consider removing the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) funding from the Houston Region

During their June meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) decided to include the NHHIP as part of the annual public comment period for the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) for 2022. TTC Chair Bruce Bugg stated that based on public input, the TTC will consider removing funding for the NHHIP and the Houston region as part of the UTP. [...]

2021-07-18T19:53:49+00:00

Legal action by Harris County is a necessary step to hold TxDOT accountable

LINK Houston commends Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s leadership in the fight against TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Time and again TxDOT has demonstrated blatant disregard for Houston area residents, businesses, and elected officials by proceeding with the NHHIP despite outstanding serious concerns raised by community members and experts about this project. [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:46+00:00

Janis Scott: A Powerful Voice for Transportation Equity

This Transit Equity Day, we would like to acknowledge and thank Janis Scott for her unceasing commitment to improving and preserving public transit access for all Houston-area residents. Janis truly embodies the values central to transit equity. [Read more.] Understanding Houston | February 3, 2021 READ FULL ARTICLE

2021-04-30T19:25:19+00:00

LINK Houston’s Statement on TxDOT’s Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

On February 4, 2021, the Texas Department of Transportation announced issuance of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Below is LINK Houston's statement regarding the ROD. “LINK Houston’s mission is to advocate for equity in transportation. We will continue fighting alongside residents and partners to ensure that [...]

2021-04-30T19:25:04+00:00

Briefing: LINK Houston’s Official FEIS Comments to TxDOT

LINK Houston has been working with volunteers and our partners to comb through the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft our official response to TxDOT. We urge TxDOT to: put forward an updated Preferred Alternative for the NHHIP based on the vision in Mayor Turner’s May 2020 position letter; issue a Supplemental FEIS [...]

2021-04-30T19:32:14+00:00

Webinar: Health & Highways: Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Communities

Local and national experts will discuss how transportation infrastructure projects, like the proposed I-45 expansion, impact community health. August 19, 2020 1:00-2:30 p.m. Register  Join Air Alliance Houston, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research and LINK Houston for a discussion on how transportation infrastructure projects impact the health and quality of life of surrounding [...]

2021-04-30T19:29:30+00:00