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Houston Election 2015 CTC Candidate Questionnaire Responses by Office

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 »

Comments on Proposed IDM Chapter 10: Street Paving Design Requirements – 2015

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 »

Comments Re SH 288 Proposal for a Holcombe/Ardmore Flyover to the TMC

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 Comments Summary: re IH-45 all segments (NORTH HOUSTON HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT)

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 »

Mayoral & City Council Elections – Voice Your Transportation Concerns

Houston City Elections are coming again this November.  Here is your chance to make sure the candidates take notice of our growing transportation issues. The Citizens’ Transportation has Partnered with the Houston Coalition of Complete Streets and other associated groups to make sure the candidates address our transportation issues, Including the following topics: Complete Streets … Continue reading »

Chapter 42 Passes

Chapter 42 of the City of Houston, Code of Ordinances passed as proposed by the Mayor’s administration with minor amendments at the April 24, 2013, Houston City Council with only three votes against: CM Andrew Burks, CM Helena Brown, and CM Jerry Davis. CM Laster’s two amendments passed as well. CM Laster’s amendment to reduce … Continue reading »

Stop Houston Flooding – Need Your Help NOW!

Overview – Chapter 9 of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual, Stormwater Design Requirements, is up for comments. We have reviewed Chapter 9 and recommend that the following changes be made in order to prevent future flooding. Our central concern is the yearly rise in Base Flood Elevations and the increase in the size … Continue reading »

CTC Advocacy Principles

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 »