Taylor Swift weekend concerts spark call to rename Houston Metro’s Red Line

Dear reader, transit advocates are calling for some changes before Taylor Swift comes to Houston for a weekend of sold-out shows. LINK Houston, which advocates for improved access to buses and trains, issued a lyric-laden request to Metropolitan Transit Authority officials that the region’s main train line get a new name, at least for [...]

2023-04-20T05:01:25+00:00April 20th, 2023|

Editorial: Feds give I-45 project green light. What does Houston get?

Are we there yet? The plodding, stop-and-go pace of the proposed I-45 expansion has felt a little like, well, I-45 itself in rush hour Houston traffic -- after a construction lane closure, two wrecks and a stalled 18-wheeler. After two long years of acrimony and struggle, though, leaders have agreed to get moving. We're [...]

2023-04-18T10:07:51+00:00April 18th, 2023|

TxDOT Chooses Highways Over Housing

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is pushing forward with an $85 billion, decade-long plan to expand the state’s highway system, despite widespread opposition and even a federal lawsuit. One of its largest projects is the $9.7 billion-plus expansion of Interstate 45 in Houston, which necessitates demolishing hundreds of units of housing, businesses, community [...]

2023-04-18T10:02:05+00:00April 18th, 2023|

Houston begins public meetings on long-awaited Gulfton METRO lines

The new Gulfton Metro line is a part of a large city plan to improve public transportation. Houston Metro is hosting three public meetings this week for community input on the METRO Rapid Gulfton Corridor project. The project would create a new metro line starting in Gulfton and travel to WestPark/Lower Uptown Transit Center [...]

2023-04-18T09:56:59+00:00April 18th, 2023|

The deadliest road in Houston is getting a $28 million makeover

Data shows this stretch of road is one of the deadliest in the city. Houston is about to give one of its most dangerous stretches of road a multi-million dollar makeover. The City of Houston announced at a city council meeting Wednesday that the federal government is chipping in $28.7 million to enhance safety measures [...]

2023-04-18T09:53:41+00:00April 18th, 2023|

Houston receives nearly $30M to improve safety on 7-mile stretch of this busy road

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A statistic from the city of Houston shows that more fatal accidents take place on Bissonnet than on any other city-owned street. However, on Wednesday, it was announced that the federal government will be sending $28.7 million to improve safety on a seven-mile stretch of Bissonnet between S. Dairy Ashford [...]

2023-04-18T09:49:53+00:00April 18th, 2023|

Comunidad asegura que el servicio METRO de Houston necesita mejoras en su servicio, según encuesta

Una encuesta de la Organización Houston Link, realizada a una parte de la comunidad del sureste de la ciudad, afirma que el servicio de METRO necesita hacer mejoras en su servicio. Dentro de las recomendaciones incluyen aumentar la confiabilidad de la información y alinear los horarios de los autobuses con los formatos en línea. [...]

2023-04-18T09:45:26+00:00April 18th, 2023|

Here’s how Houston METRO riders want public transit to improve

A new report places accessibility, shade and reliability are the biggest requests for METRO riders. At a community meeting on Tuesday, Jan.17, Link Houston, a local public transportation and infrastructure advocacy group, released their 2022 Equity in Transit report to address how the city can improve transportation for Houstonians. After conversations with residents and [...]

2023-04-18T09:40:07+00:00April 18th, 2023|

How Houston will continue expanding transportation options in 2023

Several infrastructure projects are in the works this year that aim to improve and expand mobility for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit users. Gabe Cazares does not own a car and, because he is blind, says he never will. But the executive director of transportation equity and advocacy organization LINK Houston, like most everyone [...]

2023-04-18T09:36:41+00:00April 18th, 2023|

Cyclist deaths on the rise in Harris County after grim 2021

Houston wants to be certified as a Gold Level Bike-Friendly City by 2027 but still has more then two-thirds of its bike network to build. The end of 2021 marked the deadliest year in the last decade for cyclists hit by drivers on roads in Harris County, despite a pointed effort from Houston and [...]

2022-01-26T22:02:38+00:00January 26th, 2022|