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Fill out your Census 2020 form at home

posted Mar 31, 2020, 12:46 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

From Rene Ruiz: 

Hope you are doing well during this time of Stay Home Work Safe order. While several families are home we would like to remind them the importance of filling out their Census form. Please assist the City of Houston by sending this out via email and thru your newsletters. The attached updated graphic puts the call for Census participation in the context of the Stay Home Work Safe order, as follows: 

Take the Census from the safety of your own home at www.my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. 


Thank You, 
Rene Ruiz 
Sr. Customer Service Representative 
Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office 
Department of Neighborhoods 
City of Houston 
900 Bagby City Hall Annex 
Ground Level 
Houston, TX 77002 

832-393-0939 Direct 
832.393.0955 Main 
713.865.3397 Cell 
832-393-0952 Fax 

Rene.Ruiz@houstontx.gov 

Virus Modifications to METRO Service

posted Mar 20, 2020, 3:36 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

COVID-19 Response Brings Significant Modifications to METRO Service 

Metro Transit Authority of Harris County sent this bulletin at 03/20/2020 04:25 PM CDT 

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Release Date: March 20, 2020 
Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040 

Starting Monday METRO Bus Riders to Board & Exit Through Rear Doors During COVID-19 Response 

Also Beginning Next Week Fare Collection Temporarily Suspended 

New Back Boarding

METRO is making several significant service modifications to allow for continued safe operations of critical public transportation services amid the coronavirus COVID-19 response. 

Local Bus

  • Starting Monday, March 23, to support social distancing, passengers must use the rear door when boarding and exiting a local bus.
  • Only passengers with mobility issues will be able to request the use of the front door of the bus to access the ramp.
  • Beginning, Monday, March 23, local bus routes will be operating on a schedule similar to Saturday service   Monday through Friday.

Park & Ride Bus

  • Park & Ride routes to the Texas Medical Center will continue to operate normally.

292 West Bellfort/ Westwood/ TMC

297 South Point/ Monroe/ TMC

298 Kingsland/ Addicks/ NWTC/ TMC

  • Service will be reduced on all other Park & Ride routes  following a sharp ridership decline.
  • A shuttle has been added to serve stops in the TMC and reduce passenger loads on METRORail.

METRORail

  • METRORail will operate on normal schedules. 

Fares and other Service Notes

  • Beginning Monday, March 23, METRO is temporarily suspending collection of fares on local bus, light rail, Park & Ride and METROLift.
  • The Authority is implementing this change to assist those facing sudden economic hardship and provide ease of use for medical workers.
  • Starting, Monday, March 23, all RideStore locations will be closed.

Passengers are reminded to only take essential trips to support essential services and follow the advice of public health officials.  Customers should check service alerts for updated schedule information.


Rail passengers

METRORail passangers practice social distancing as seats are marked unavailable.

Additional adjustments have reduced customer seating by 50 percent and allow passengers to spread out while on board. 

The following changes have been implemented to encourage social distancing:

  • Seats on buses and METRORail have been tagged as unavailable. 
  • Additional buses have been added to popular routes at peak commute times to reduce crowding on vehicles. 
  • Signs and notifications have been posted at transit centers, Park & Ride lots and rail stations to encourage passengers to practice responsible social distancing.
  • When buses reach 50 percent seating, digital signs will advise customers to wait for the next bus.

Bus Health Messages

Digitial sign displays hygine message.


TVM Cleaning

METRORail customers should spread out across each rail car and avoid crowding on trains.

Those utilizing Park & Ride buses and METROLift should also expect reduced seating to limit close contact among riders.

METRO is continuing with the practice of putting an even greater emphasis on disinfecting surfaces frequently touched by the public during our daily bus and rail cleaning(Click here for video of cleaning of METRORail platform.) As well as, displaying posters, digital signage and service alerts that remind riders of public health officials' recommendations to stop the spread of germs.


Print shop

Click image to watch behind the scenes production of METRO safety notices.

The additional safety measures may result in delays on certain routes and riders should plan accordingly, including adjusting travel schedules.  Also, METRO's TRIP app and Next Bus Arrival Texting may not be accurate. Customers should stay informed by subscribing to real-time, route information through METRO's service alert system and monitoring the agency's social media accounts, TwitterFacebook. Customer service can be reached at 713-635-4000.  


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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on METRO’s network, METRORail's system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV/HOT lanesBike & Ride program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at ridemetro.org where you will also find useful tools like the RideMETRO app where you can plan your trip and even pay your fare from your phone.



March Memorial SN meeting cancelled

posted Mar 13, 2020, 5:57 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

The March 23 meeting of the Memorial Super Neighborhood has been cancelled in response to direction received this week from the City of Houston Super Neighborhood Alliance. 

From: SNA Advisory Council 
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 
Subject: COVID-19 Update and Emergency Health Declaration 

Following the mayor's press conference this afternoon, the SNA is advising all SNs to cancel all meetings and events scheduled for the remainder of March as a preventative measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Alliance will update you as more information becomes available. 

Please note that all community meetings hosted by the City of Houston have been postponed until after March 26. 

To view the mayor's press conference given earlier today, please use the following HTV video link:

Mike VanDusen 
Super Neighborhood Alliance, Secretary 

Barker Point Seniors, Ltd.

posted Jan 28, 2020, 11:33 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 12:57 PM ]

Attached is a letter dated January 7, 2020, from Barker Point Seniors, Ltd. handed to me at last night’s meeting notifying the Memorial Super Neighborhood of a 9% Housing Tax Credit application to the Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs for a 120-unit (103 for low-income tenants) senior housing apartment project proposed at 800 Hwy. 6 South (west side of Hwy 6, south of Memorial Drive). The letter also states the apartment density to be 34.6 units/acre. 

Thanks,

Randy

Airbag recall information

posted Nov 24, 2019, 10:04 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Here are the links to the airbag recall information and website discussed at the November meeting. 

Memorial Dr. & Eldridge Pkwy. Construction Update

posted Oct 9, 2019, 5:36 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Traffic Management Update at Memorial Dr. & Eldridge Pkwy. Intersection 

WHAT: Weekend construction at the center of the intersection. Dedicated left turn lanes will be available to traffic on northbound, southbound, and eastbound directions. Please see sketch below for planned traffic movements. Uniformed Peace Officers will be on site around the clock until the work area is open to traffic on Sunday. Eastbound and westbound directions of Memorial Drive will have higher than expected delays. Road users are encouraged to use alternative routes. 
WHEN: Start 7:00 pm on Friday, October 11th (weather permitting) until 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 13th. 
WHY: Construction of the 1 of 2 center pavement sections of the intersection. Please use caution. 



CONTACT: Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798 

Visit BuildHoustonForward.org 

Kenya Williams, MPA
Public Engagement, Capital Projects
832.395.2236 | Cell 832.584.6397

Perthshire Road Closure

posted Oct 7, 2019, 12:51 PM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

Traffic Management Update at Memorial Drive 

WHAT: Perthshire Road will be closed to traffic. Please see detour map below for planned traffic detours. 
WHEN: Thursday, October 10th to Thursday, October 24th 
WHY: Installation of a new sanitary sewer followed by concrete paving of the intersection of Perthshire Road and westbound Memorial Drive. 


CONTACT:   Houston 3-1-1 (713.837.0311) reference CIP #N-000798

Visit BuildHoustonForward.org 

Kenya Williams, MPA
Public Engagement, Capital Projects
832.395.2236 | Cell 832.584.6397

Harvey Anniversary Community Meeting

posted Oct 7, 2019, 5:15 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

West Houston Neighborhoods is hosting a Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Community Meeting on Tuesday, October 8th from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the SBISD Technology Center, 14330 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77079. There will be several speakers, listed below, to provide updates on flood control measures and disaster recovery efforts.

• US Representative Lizzie Fletcher
• TX State Representative Jim Murphy
• Houston City Councilman Greg Travis
• Harris County Flood Control, Director of Operations Alan Black
• City of Houston Chief Recovery Officer Stephen Costello
• Houston Housing and Community Affairs Director Tom McCasland
• General Land Office Community Outreach Coordinator Troy Allen

There will be a time for questions and answers after brief updates from each panelist.

For more information, contact Bridget Williams at 281-857-9944. 

Bridges and Channel Bypasses Meeting

posted Oct 4, 2019, 5:17 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood

HCFCD Public Notice:  

The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a Community Engagement Meeting to share information resulting from a study of Bridges and Potential Channel Bypasses along Buffalo Bayou. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about this high-level analysis and share the study’s findings. 

The study titled “Hydraulic Evaluation of Bridge Crossings and High Flow Bypasses in Buffalo Bayou” was initiated by community input during the Bond Program comment period in 2018. The request was to determine whether bridges crossing Buffalo Bayou obstruct flow for major storm events, and if meanders between Beltway 8 and Shepherd Drive have the potential to convey additional flow through excavation of high-flow bypasses. 

The goal of the study was to identify the potential hydraulic benefits of proposed bridge and channel improvements along Buffalo Bayou. Additionally, the report identified the possible benefits of modifying Buffalo Bayou between Highway 6 and Beltway 8. 

This study was funded with bonds approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018. Community engagement is an important component of the Bond Program, and we invite your participation as the program is implemented. The Community Engagement Meeting will be held on: 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 
MEMORIAL DRIVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL 
11612 MEMORIAL DRIVE 
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77024 



The Public Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:15 p.m. Interested citizens also are invited to view the presentation online through a live feed hosted at www.facebook.com/hcfcd. An open house will follow the presentation, where interested citizens are invited to review informational exhibits, discuss the study with Harris County representatives, and provide comments to the Harris County Flood Control District. For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 713-684-4000, or fill out the comment form online www.hcfcd.org/CI016 by October 31, 2019 for inclusion in meeting documentation. 

Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum

posted Aug 19, 2019, 6:05 AM by Memorial Super Neighborhood   [ updated Aug 19, 2019, 6:06 AM ]

The following announcement is from the City of Houston Super Neighborhood Alliance: 

What: Houston Mayoral Candidate Forum 
When: Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Where: Houston Community College, 1300 Holman Street 

Please find copied below a link to the Eventbrite listing for the Mayoral Candidate Forum that the Super Neighborhood Alliance will host on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium at the Houston Community College's central campus, 1300 Holman Street, Houston, Texas 77004. Please share the link with the members of your respective association board members, and please ask your board members to share the link with their local family members, friends and associates. 

You are encouraged to register for the event so preparations for enough refreshments can be made. 

Also, please send proposed questions for the candidates to this address: snacoh@gmail.com


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