Bike Plans are becoming increasingly more important to Houston’s and the H-GAC’s transportation modes. By H-GAC’s recent study (2012) residents across the H-GAC area wish to see $13 of every $100 spent on bike ways and sidewalks. See the pie chart below. CTC filed comments to Houston Public Works and Engineering/Planning focusing on the need for written, … Continue reading
Citizens’ Transportation Coalition sent out our CTC 2015 Candidate Questionnaire on September 8, 2015, to the 85 candidates for 2015 elective city offices: Mayor Controller Council at Large Council by District. As the candidate’s written responses come in, we shall post them in order of Office Sought: the respective office they seek, Name and Date … Continue reading
To read about the Harrisburg Overpass, visit http://goo.gl/lHBUkx. The bridge will be built along the Green Line (East End), allowing cars and trains to travel over the Union Pacific East Belt freight rail line that runs north-south, west of Hughes Street. July 2015 construction update available at http://goo.gl/eaOcSb.
METRO in Motion on the New Bus Network Go to this link to get the current news about Metro’s New Bus Network.
Next Gen concrete is a relatively new tool that TxDOT is looking at for quiet pavement to abate traffic noise impacts on adjacent neighborhoods. This is a vicious impact for those who suffer it, but it is of little concern to those who cause it. Some at TxDOT like this measure because it keeps the … Continue reading
CTC’s thinks that important design standards having major impacts on neighborhoods and conflicting property rights interests are too important not to have the oversight of city council and be incorporated by reference into the city code. This is particularly true with the IDMs (PWE’s Infrastructure Design Manuals). Following is an EXCERPT of what we submitted to City of … Continue reading
Here is the Conclusion CTC reached with regard to the tolled SH 288 direct connectors to Holcombe Street to The Medical Center (TMC). CTC recommended “no build” as to this alternative route into The Medical Center (TMC). CTC thought there was a much better route, eg going up the south of 610, say on Kirby, that would … Continue reading
CTC uses its information gathering and advocacy principles to develop formal comments and a position paper regarding TxDOT’s proposal for IH-45 redesign from downtown Houston to beyond Beltway 8. This is the Summary section of our comments. At this stage of TxDOT’s planning, CTC thinks this project needs significant design work to make it functional. … Continue reading
TxDOT can assume oversight and administrative responsibility for certain FHWA projects. It made such an assumption over the 290/610 project in December 2014. Title 23 of the United States Code sets forth the federal statutes for federal aid highways. Normally the FHWA oversees and has responsibility for these projects even though the Houston public only sees … Continue reading
How does CTC develop its advocacy positions? CTC does virtually no lobbying, but we do take positions and submit position papers on major transportation projects. What methodology and principles do we invoke to formulate these comments and positions? A. First we gather, research, and develop information regarding the issue. This will often include identifying the scope, purpose, … Continue reading