The Houston Southeast Management District is among the winners of a Houston coalition’s first set of micro-grants for developing environmentally responsible modes of transportation in underserved neighborhoods.
Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the grant winners — each will receive $10,000 to $15,000 dollars — on Thursday, Aug. 24, on behalf of the new Evolve Houston coalition that includes the city, Shell, NRG, Centerpoint and the University of Houston.
“The grant winners we recognized today are trailblazers in their communities,” the mayor said.
The funds for the District are for the expansion of its rideshare program. In partnership with Uber, using its fleet of electric vehicles, the district offers ride discounts for people going to and from the medical center. By encouraging rideshare use, the program parking and traffic congestion in the area.
Read more about the District’s rideshare program here.
GM, bp America and Corporate Catalysts provided funding for the eight grants.