An equitable transportation network starts with strong regional and local transportation policies and decisions so that the benefits of transportation, as well as the burdens, are fairly distributed across the Houston region’s 6.9 million people. Equitable, affordable transportation will help the region pursue inclusive economic growth that further advances equity in incomes, education, and health outcomes rather than widening disparities between under-resourced communities and resourced communities.
LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit Report examines current transit services in Houston, who rides transit, and the equitable distribution of transit options for those communities that need it the most. The report aims to inform conversation and decisions to ultimately improve equity in the bus and rail network, such as the frequency of the schedule, reliability of the bus’s arrival, the hours of availability of services, and the rider’s ease of access. These factors improve the ability of under-resourced communities – communities for which transit provides a much needed, affordable transportation option – to access opportunity.
The City of Houston, through the Housing and Community Development Department, will administer a $1.17 billion program funded by the... View Article
“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 copy of the presentation presented at the East End District Public Hearing on Thursday, November 8, 2018 may be... View Article
Over the past two years, the District has taken feedback from partners, constituents, and community members toward a District rebrand.... View Article
Houston Public Works will be conducting a traffic study at the signalized intersections of McKinney at Milby, McKinney at Cullen,... View Article
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!
East End community groups and artists gathered to unveil a new large-scale mural. It’s a wall of underwater sea creatures not far from the city docks.
“It was a year of planning,” said Veronica Gorczynski of the Greater East End Management District. Her group supports efforts to beautify the area. “We had over 300 people over 2 weekends — that includes a Saturday and a Sunday just cleaning up the site.”
A 260-foot long concrete wall on JW Peavy Drive has been transformed by a colorful mural, “Turtle Soup,” recently commissioned... View Article