S.A.F.E. Sidewalks – Second Ward

Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) in Second Ward to help raise awareness of the importance of safe and accessible infrastructure. Together with residents and volunteers, we audited sidewalks across a half square mile in the Second Ward neighborhood, collecting data and [...]

2022-04-19T18:19:43+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Equity in Transit: 2021

Download Full Report (.pdf) Explore the report View Fullscreen StoryMap Executive Summary Public transit plays a central role in connecting people to jobs, education, health care and many other opportunities. Equity in Transit: 2021 combines data analysis and riders’ experiences collected through the 2021 Houston Bus Rider Survey. The report explores how transit [...]

2021-12-15T22:24:06+00:00December 7th, 2021|

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+00:00August 4th, 2021|

Briefing: Tell the Federal Highway Administration to prioritize public health, safety, and equity in street design – especially for people walking, rolling, and biking

Transportation engineering currently prioritizes convenience for people driving over safety for people walking or biking. This makes streets more dangerous for everyone, including drivers. Now is your opportunity to change all that. Public comments are wanted on revisions to one of transportation engineering’s “bibles,” the 700-page Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). [...]

2021-05-10T16:47:23+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Briefing: Transportation access at COVID-19 vaccine sites

LINK Houston urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Harris County to consider multiple mobility options in their plans for COVID-19 vaccination distribution at NRG and additional sites so that people with disabilities, those without access to a vehicle, and aging persons who no longer drive are able to access vaccination sites. Our [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:55+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Briefing: Public Comment on Transportation Policy Council (TPC) June 26, 2020 Agenda Item #5

Transportation Policy Council (TPC) Houston-Galveston Area Council 3555 Timmons Lane, Suite #100 Houston, TX 77027 June 25, 2020 Re: Public Comment on Transportation Policy Council (TPC) June 26, 2020 Agenda Item #5 Dear Chair Clark and Members of the Transportation Policy Council, My name is Oni Blair, and I serve as a voting member [...]

2020-06-26T14:25:05+00:00June 26th, 2020|

Briefing: Transportation Advisory Committee June 17, 2020 Remarks

LINK Houston Executive Director Oni Blair’s Remarks on Agenda Item #6 (includes NHHIP consideration) Houston-Galveston Area Council: Transportation Advisory Committee June 17, 2020 Thank you. My name is Oni Blair, and I am a voting member of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). I thank the parties – the City of Houston, Harris County, Metropolitan [...]

2020-06-18T15:39:29+00:00June 18th, 2020|

Briefing: LINK Houston’s Takeaways on Mayor Turner’s Letter to TxDOT Regarding the NHHIP

On May 12, 2010 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner sent a letter to the Texas Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan outlining his vision for the proposed I-45 expansion. Here are LINK Houston's takeaways: What’s the Mayor’s Vision? Why doesn’t the letter say Vision C? The letter outlines the Mayor’s new vision for the North Houston Highway Improvement [...]

2020-05-18T18:12:02+00:00May 18th, 2020|