Comment on the I-45 Expansion to the Transportation Policy Council

At last month’s Transportation Policy Council (TPC) meeting, TPC members requested staff provide an update on Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the $9 billion I-45 expansion through downtown and north Houston.

This is a chance to give them the people’s update on the project.

We are advocating for a better version of this project – one that takes our environment and community safety into account. Join us in providing public comments at the May 20 TPC meeting.

When: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Where: In-Person or Online

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Since working in coalition with other community and advocacy groups to successfully pause the I-45 expansion, the public sentiment is turning, with national and international coverage on the inequitable nature of this project and its harm.

In April, we took it to TxDOT to show our solidarity against highway expansions and our support for safe streets in all Texas cities and suburbs.

We are asking the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) TPC to join us in a bold, brave new future and move away from supporting TxDOT’s project as it currently stands. Make Houston the poster child for a transformational project that meets our climate and safety goals, not another failed project like the Katy Freeway. Improved health outcomes and resident needs and desires in affected neighborhoods should be at the center of the project’s goals and outcomes, not increased air pollution and harm to children’s health

For $9 billion, Houston area taxpayers deserve a far better project.

Our diversity of perspectives gives us strength. Join us and our partners and provide your comments in bold red at the May 20 TPC meeting to give them our update: we aren’t going anywhere. The longer TxDOT continues to push this project through, the more organized we will become.

How to Provide Public Comments

The TPC meeting will take place both online and in-person on Friday, May 20 at 9:30am.

H-GAC Main Office
2nd Floor – Conference Room B
3555 Timmons Lane
Houston TX 77027

Virtual Meeting Link

Call-in Information:
US: 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 821 4247 7935
Passcode: 624221 

Let the Council know your story and how you feel. When you arrive, sign in to the meeting to speak. Prepare your remarks beforehand; there is a time limit of 3 minutes per speaker. 

Need help crafting or practicing your comments? Our friends at Stop TxDOT I-45 will have office hours on Wednesday the 18 from 5:30-7:30 PM.

The meeting can be followed live at: 

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