The underpasses will address the delays and also provide better routing for emergency vehicles, said Jack Hanagriff, railroad safety and mobility coordinator for the East End Management District. Officials are still working on final design of the crossings, which will need to accommodate the growing redevelopment in the area, along with some business along the railroad tracks that have been there for decades and need reliable truck and commuting routes, Hanagriff said. Read more »
(Jack Hanagriff, the Rail Safety and Mobility Coordinator for the East End District) reports some improvements have been made since then. Railroad companies are starting to consolidate their resources into one operating area through dispatch – making communication easier between them. Mapping capabilities now include trouble spot crossings. The FRA’s Rail Crossing Locator app and website allow residents to report a problem at crossings. Read more »
Houston Chronicle: Project to remake part of Telephone Road into pedestrian-friendly boulevard wins $21M federal grant
Houston Chronicle: The city’s Telephone Road project, estimated to cost $26.2 million, will receive nearly $21 million as part of... View Article
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The city of Houston wants to transform Telephone Road into an oasis of vital transportation options for some of the city’s most underserved residents—and is asking that President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law fund many of the changes.
A comprehensive bike plan — like the East End plan being shepherded by the East End District in partnership with the Harris County Engineering Department and Harris County Precinct 2 — is about working together to serve everybody, said Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia.
“A lot of our businesses in the neighborhood make hand-crafted, I mean you can feel the love, you can taste the authenticity, and that’s the experience we want to give to folks when they come over,” explained Veronica Chapa Gorczynski, president of the East End District.
Celia Diaz says she and her family cooked the treat, a fried tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon, to bring good luck for the New Year. Today, Diaz sells buñuelos to Houstonians in Denver Harbor, a neighborhood in Houston’s East End. She also sells her treats at the East End Farmers Market.
A year ago, Houston Matters visited Headquarters, then the latest collaborative workspace that was opening in Houston’s East End. There, we spoke with the Greater East End Management District about how the area has grown in the past several years.
So what’s that growth like today?
Listen to the full interview!