February 2017
Transportation Policy Council - January 27, 2017
FY 2016 TIP Pojects Map
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The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) approved the 2017 TPC Officers: Chairman - Judge Matt Sebesta (Brazoria County), 1st Vice Chair - Commissioner Rusty Senac (Chambers County), 2nd Vice Chair - Commissioner Ken Clark (Galveston County), Secretary - Mayor Tom Reid (City of Pearland), and Past Chair - Judge Ed Emmett (Harris County). Also approved was one at-large position on the TPC and 16 at-large positions on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

H-GAC staff presented highlights of major transportation projects in the region implemented in 2016: SH288 Toll Road Concession, Continue Reconstruction and Widening of Sam Houston Tollway/BW 8 , Continue Reconstruction and Widening of US 59S in Fort Bend Co., Continue 
Reconstruction of Post Oak Blvd with Dedicated Bus Lanes, Construction of Conroe Park & Ride, and City of Houston B-Cycle expansion. 

H-GAC Staff also presented an update on freight mobility planning. The Greater Houston Freight Committee has focused on identifying a locally significant freight network and provided input on the update for the statewide Freight Plan. In the coming months, the Committee will recommend a network of significant freight corridors for adoption by TPC and begin to outline regional freight-specific priorities. 
To view the TPC meeting archive click HERE.
State Highway 146 Subregional Study
H-GAC has kicked off the SH 146 Subregional Study. The purpose of the study is to identify short, intermediate and long-term transportation improvements to increase safety and traffic flow, reduce congestion, improve air quality and incorporate multi-modal mobility solutions. 

The study area will cover approximately 10 miles, extending from the Chambers-Liberty County line to the intersection of SH 146 and North Alexander Dr.   
In Case You Missed it... Brown Bag Lunch Series
"The Freight Shuttle System"
Presented by Stephen S. Roop, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Freight Shuttle Program Office, 
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

In Case You Missed Dr. Roop's presentation of the Freight Shuttle System on Monday, January 23rd, attendees were provided with a vision and redefinition of freight movement in our region.

For a recap of the video and presentation, click HERE.

Is Teleworking in Your Company's Future?
Click HERE to watch the Video
H-GAC staff is announcing free telework training services for organizations interested in starting or growing a telework program. The training is sponsored through the  Commute Solutions Program. According to a recent survey commissioned by H-GAC, "Travel Options Planning and Research Study" (Brooks, 2014), telework ranked 2nd among commute alternatives commuters would try out if they had to alter their commute, with earlier/later work hours coming in 1st. The picture is clear: employees are looking for ways to have greater flexibility with their work schedule, so what is your organization waiting for? Find out how H-GAC can help develop your telework program by visiting findasmarterwaytowork.org.
Is Your Company Up for the Challenge? 
Become a ROAD WARRIOR by offering these great commute alternatives to your employees

Click HERE to become a "Road Warrior".
Use #RocketsRideShare on Twitter to Win Big
Enter to win a parking pass to a Houston Rockets game by commuting smarter! Sick and tired of trying to beat Houston traffic getting to Toyota Center? Tweet using #RocketsRideShare and tell us how you are commuting smarter to the game and get a parking pass on us! Carpool, vanpool, bus, bike or rail. Try something new one day a week. Visit findasmarterwaytowork.org.
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Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
H-GAC Offices
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Fl. Conference Room B.
Houston, TX 77027

Transportation Policy Council (TPC) Meeting
Friday, February 24, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
H-GAC Offices
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Fl. Conference Room B.
Houston, TX 77027

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