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January 2015

In This Issue
Transportation Policy Council - December 19, 2014
2015 TIP Call for Projects - Deadline January 12, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Series - Regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan
Bringing Back Main Street Workshop Series
Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan for Public Comment until January 9th
UPS to deploy Electric Delivery Vehicles in Houston
Mobility NOW Presents
Did you Know ...?
H-GAC in the News
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Meetings & Events
TAC - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
 
TPC - Friday, January 23, 2015 

 

 

Bringing Back Main Street - Workshops


 

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Creating Your Vision 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Realizing Your Vision 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Selling Your Vision 


9:30 a.m.

Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center 

3825 Highway 36 South 

Rosenberg, TX 77471


 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Monday, January 19, 2015 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Houston-Galveston Area Council

3555 Timmons Lane

2nd Floor Conference Room B

Houston, TX 77027

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Transportation Policy Council - December 19, 2014

On December 19, the TPC discussed potential programming of first year Proposition 1 funding. On November 4, 2014 Texans amended the state constitution to authorize revenue which would otherwise be deposited in the state's "Rainy Day Fund" to be directed toward unmet needs on the state highway system. Prop-1 funds may only be used to construct, maintain, and acquire rights-of-way for public roadways other than toll roads. In the first year approximately $1.7 billion has been made available for roadway projects statewide, with 70% allocated toward congestion/connectivity and 30% to general and energy sector roadway maintenance. Approximately $278 million has been apportioned to the Houston area. A list of candidate projects will be presented for consideration at the January TAC and TPC meetings. For more information click HERE. 

 


The TPC approved a Resolution of Commendation honoring Art Storey for his many years of service to the TPC and to the H-GAC region. He has played an integral role on the TPC representing Harris County from January 1999 until December 2014, while serving as County Engineer and Executive Director of the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department. 

 

An update on the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was presented by Jeff Taebel, Director of Community and Environmental Planning. The current draft will be available for public comment until January 9, 2015 and then presented to the TPC for approval at the January meeting. For more information click HERE.

 

The TPC agenda with audio is available HERE. 

 

2015 TIP Call for Projects - Deadline January 12, 2015

The deadline for the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Call for Projects is January 12, 2015. Applications will be evaluated for project readiness and potential benefits using criteria adopted by the TPC. Following the application period, funding requests will be reviewed by H-GAC staff and considered by the TIP Subcommittee and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 

 

More information about the TIP Call for Projects can be found HERE

Brown Bag Lunch Series - Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

JEFF TAEBELYou are cordially invited to attend this month's Brown Bag Presentation. Jeff Taebel, Director of Community and Environmental Planning for H-GAC, will present the first update of the Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan since 2007. 
 


Brown Bag Lunch Series
Monday, January 19, 2015 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77027

This event is open to the public. For more information contact Rosalind Hebert at 713-993-2471. 

 

Bringing Back Main Street Workshops

Bringing Back Main Street Logo H-GAC will host Bringing Back Main Street, a series of workshops focusing on tools small cities and towns can use to revitalize their downtown area. Experts from throughout Texas will provide tips for creating an economically vibrant Main Street.


Bringing Back Main Street - Workshops

Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center 

3825 Highway 36 South

Rosenberg, TX 77471

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Creating Your Vision 

Learn about successful revitalization efforts statewide, and how your community can develop a long-term plan for making downtown a vibrant destination. Register.

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - Realizing Your Vision 
Learn about policies, programs, and funding tools that can support and encourage investment downtown. Register.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Selling Your Vision 
Learn how your community can market its downtown to residents, businesses, and visitors. Register.

 

These all day sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Andrew Pompei at (832) 681-2598.

Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan for Public Comment until January 9th 

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The draft 2040 Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan 

is available online for public review and comments through Friday, January 9, 2015

 

The Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan is a long-range planning document describing our region's vision for enhancing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure within the eight-county Transportation Management Area (TMA). 

 

For more information, contact Andrew Pompei at 832-681-2598. To view the plan, click HERE.

 

UPS to deploy Electric Delivery Vehicles in Houston

Clean Cities H-GAC and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) have awarded project funding to UPS, in partnership with AMP Electric Vehicles, to deploy 18 all-electric Workhorse E-100 delivery vans in the H-GAC region. The goal for this project is to demonstrate the capability of all-electric delivery vehicles to perform at the same level of operation as similarly sized diesel delivery vehicles. This will also significantly reduce vehicle emissions and petroleum consumption.

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded this grant to H-GAC with the objective to accelerate the introduction of electric transportation technologies into the cargo transport sector. H-GAC is soliciting additional project partners for at least another 12 zero-emission delivery vehicles in the greater Houston area. Interested fleets can find out more at: http://www.h-gac.com/purchasing/rfp/trn14-06.aspx.

 

Mobility NOW Presents
This month, Mobility NOW interviews Houston Councilman Robert Gallegos on Greenlink Downtown Circulator (also available in Spanish) and TxDOT's Julio Salinas on the "Move Over, Slow Down" law.  

Additionally, Mobility NOW En Español releases an episode featuring Harris County TransitH-GAC's Drayage Loan Program and an interview on incident management safety

The Spanish-language series airs on Telemundo (KTMD Channel 47) and Liberman Broadcasting (KZLJ Channel 61). 
You can watch Mobility NOW or individual interviews on H-GAC's YouTube channel (TheHGACog) or MobilityNOW.tv
Did you know ...?
The Percentage of State Roads and Bridges
rated 
in Good Condition in our Region.
H-GAC in the News

Transit options eyed for area near ExxonMobil campus

Moving forward - The Woodlands Township

UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vans in Houston

Plan in place to transform areas of Cypress Creek Parkway

Planners suggest expanding vanpools, car sharing



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