H-GAC has announced the opening of a comment period to give the public an opportunity to review the proposed new transportation plan and transportation conformity determination for the 2015-2018 TIP and the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The public comment period runs from Monday, November 24, 2014 through Friday, January 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm. To make a comment, click on the link below:
Tuesday, December 95:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Montgomery County Library104 IH 45 N.Conroe, TX 77301
Thursday, December 114:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.City of Baytown Community Center2407 Market StreetBaytown, TX 77522
Wednesday, December 17with Air Quality Conformity Findings12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m./6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.Houston Galveston Area Council 3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd Floor, Room AHouston, TX 77027
Thursday, December 18with Greater West Houston Mobility Plan6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Wolfe Elementary School502 Addicks-Howell Rd. Houston, TX 77079
The Houston-Galveston region is enjoying a dynamic economy—leading the State of Texas in recovery, growth and development. Rapid economic growth is not new to this region. Since 1980, about one million new residents were added every decade. Most recent estimates suggest population growth of over 120,000 new residents each year. The future outlook anticipates this region will continue its economic development:
Growth has not been commensurate with revenues for investment in state and regional transportation infrastructure, challenging the sustainability of our future economic prosperity. Therefore, establishing regional priorities for the investment of available transportation funding is essential.
The 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) provides a responsible guide for maintaining and improving the current transportation system and identifies priority transportation investments. The 2040 RTP is the latest update to a continuous planning process involving the eight central counties of the thirteen-county Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) region. The recommended investments in this plan total approximately $77 billion (in current dollars). The investment priorities in the 2040 RTP are based on conservative estimates of revenues available over the next 25 years. These investments are key steps toward realization of the vision plan.
Hans-Michael RutheSenior Transportation PlannerPhone: 713-993-2478Email: Hans-Michael.Ruthe@h-gac.com
Kelly Porter, AICPSenior Regional PlannerPhone: 713-993-4529Email: Kelly.Porter@h-gac.com
Online 2040 RTP Comment Box
Mail H-GAC Transportation Public Information P.O. Box 22777 Houston, TX 77227