Projects

Houston’s Bike Share Program is Growing

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council approved almost $3.5 million of Transportation Improvement Program dollars to expand bike sharing in Houston. The funding will enable the bike share program to increase three fold over the next 18 to 24 months, expanding from 29 stations to 100 stations and nearly 800 bikes when the phases…

Solid Waste Department Launches Rollout! App

The Rollout! app offers all kinds of useful information and reminders about the various City Solid Waste schedules for trash, junk waste tree waste collection, and recycling. It will even send you push notifications to remind you to roll your bin to the curb for collection. The Rollout! App is available for download in the…

Making headway in public safety

The District has contracted with S.E.A.L. Security to provide proactive law enforcement within tour community. S.E.A.L. officers work in commercial areas and major thoroughfares to supplement the existing services provided by the Houston Police Department and other law enforcement efforts in the area. There are four Mobile security cameras which are rotated throughout the District…

Hobby Airport Terminal Expansion Nearly Completed

By Rebecca Spera, ABC13 HOUSTON (KTRK) — Two years ago, construction started on Southwest Airlines’ first international terminal, and it happens to be right at Hobby Airport. Construction over the past couple of years, though, caused some traffic chaos for passengers. Read more at ABC13

Council Member Gallegos and TxDOT tour I-45 South

Area partners from TxDOT, Scenic Houston, and Downtown, EaDo, East End, and Hobby Area management districts joined District I, Council Member Robert Gallegos on a tour of the I-45 corridor to discuss proposed plans to spruce up the area in conjunction with the redevelopment of Broadway Blvd. and in anticipation of Super Bowl LI coming…

Plan Houston

Houston Planning Commission to hold a public hearing on Plan Houston Houston is adopting its first general plan known as Plan Houston. Plan Houston describes a vision for Houston’s future and identifies the policies, plans, and programs that represent the City’s strategies for achieving that vision. Visit the website at http://planhouston.org/ for more information. This…

District I Service Funds Help Neighborhood Projects

Last year, city council established the Council Service Budget and allotted each of the 11 district council members $1 million to spend on small projects within their district. Council approved the service budget again in June for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. With last year’s service budget, the District I office helped fund a new partnership…

Free Metro Rides to Kick Off New Bus Network

Early this year, the METRO Board of Directors approved a complete overhaul of the local bus system. METRO officials are confident the new bus network offers a better connectivity to areas where people live, work, play and learn. The new routes go into effect citywide on Sunday, August 16. To mark the occasion, Metro is…