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June 2015

In This Issue
Traffic Incident Management Training - July 8, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Series - The Coming Resin Boom to the Gulf Coast
Commute Solutions/Sugar Land Skeeters
Hurricane Season - New Evacuation Maps
The Houston Bike Plan
H-GAC Announces Marine/Construction Equipment Grant Funding
Funding Available for Electric Delivery Vehicles in Houston
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H-GAC In The News
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TAC - Wednesday, July 15, 2015
 
TPC - Friday, July 24, 2015 

Traffic Incident Management Training

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Session A - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session B - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department

22125 Kingsland Blvd 

Katy, TX 77450

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Monday, July 20, 2015

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77027

 

Commute Solutions/Sugar Land Skeeters
Friday, July 24, 2015
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Constellation Field
Sugar Land Skeeters Ballpark
1 Stadium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77498

We Are Social!
Traffic Incident Management Training - July 8, 2015

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) will be sponsoring two separate four-hour, Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Trainings on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department. This course is designed for traffic incident responders, including law enforcement, fire, rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), hazmat, City/County transportation, traffic control, row truck operators, and dispatchers.

The four-hour course stresses how to address two objectives: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Participants with responsibility for traffic control at crash scenes are often required to operate in a very hazardous environment. During these events, both responders and motorists are at risk of being seriously injured in a secondary crash. Participants will learn the importance of "quick clearance," one of the most effective actions to be taken. Participants are also provided important information related to effective Traffic Incident Management (TIM).

These sessions will be facilitated by Jason "Bear" Wilson, Houston Fire Department/Harris County Constable Pct. 1.

 

The Training is Free. Each session is limited to 40 participants and qualifies for TCOLE Continuing Education/Professional Development Hours. 

 

Traffic Incident Management Training  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Session A - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session B - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
West I-10 Volunteer Fire Department
22125 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX 77450
 

To Register, email Jeff Kaufman or call 832-681-2533. Please indicate which session you are interested in attending.


Brown Bag Lunch Series - The Coming Resin Boom to the Gulf Coast

You are invited to join us for the July Brown Bag Lunch Series presentation by Mr. Gary Furneaux. Gary leads the Supply Chain Capital Projects Group for ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

 

Gary will discuss how the "Resin Boom" will affect freight transportation in our region. His presentation will also cover:

 

  • A review of the Gulf Coast Chemical/Plastics growth.
  • Identifying logistics challenges with significant export growth.
  • Potential industry solutions to export challenges.


Brown Bag Lunch Series

Monday, July 20, 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. Bring your lunch and join us. For more information contact Rosalind Hebert at 713-993-2471.
 

Commute Solutions/Sugar Land Skeeters

H-GAC will be teaming up with the Sugar Land Skeeters to
promote its Commute Solutions Program at Constellation Field. Staff will be on hand for Skeeters Fans to learn about commute alternatives such as carpooling/NuRide, vanpooling, riding the bus, biking and walking.

 

The "My Solution Is" pledge encourages local commuters to save time and money on their daily drive to and from work by becoming part of a solution to help clean our region's air.  Attendees will have the opportunity to take the pledge at the baseball game. You can also pledge your solution on our website

 

Commute Solutions/Sugar Land Skeeters

Friday, July 24, 2015
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.

Constellation Field
Sugar Land Skeeters Ballpark
1 Stadium Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77498  

 

For more information, visit our website www.mysolutionis.com.

 

Hurricane Season - New Evacuation Maps

The most recent storms served as a reminder that preparing for a disaster is a year-round activity. It is important to educate yourself and your family. Have a kit, make a plan, and know your evacuation routes.

Important changes have been made to the hurricane evacuation routes in the Houston-Galveston region. Be sure you know if your route has changed on the 2015 Hurricane Zip Zone Map.

For a complete list of resources, including newly updated evacuation maps and links to Federal, State, and local emergency resources, visit our website.
 

 The Houston Bike Plan  
Houston Bike Plan Logo The City of Houston is kicking off the Houston Bike Plan, a 12-month planning effort to update the City's Comprehensive Bikeway Plan originally adopted in 1993. The City and the Houston region have made great strides in improving people's ability to bike to more destinations. New trails are being built along our bayous, new protected bikeways have been installed, and more people are riding all over the City. The Houston Bike Plan will build on these efforts to help make Houston a safer, healthier, more bike-friendly city.

Visit www.HoustonBikePlan.org for details on upcoming events and to participate online through a survey, mapping activity, and discussion forum.


 

H-GAC Announces Marine/Construction Equipment Grant Funding

H-GAC has announced grant funding available for regional marine vessel owners and regional construction equipment owners for the purchase and deployment of clean diesel or alternative fuel tug, tow/push boats, or heavy-duty construction equipment. The equipment must operate within the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) non-attainment area and requires the destruction of the replaced equipment. Applicants are expected to provide two years of data collection and reporting. Responses to the Call for Projects must include CARB or EPA-certified equipment.
 

For more information regarding marine projects, please click HERE, and for more information regarding nonroad construction equipment, please click HERE.  

Funding Available for Electric Delivery Vehicles in Houston

H-GAC has received a grant from The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the introduction of electric transportation technologies into the cargo transport sector. The goal of 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. These vehicles will also eliminate vehicle emissions and petroleum consumption. 

 

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. 

 

H-GAC is currently soliciting additional project partners for at least another 12 zero-emission delivery vehicles in the greater Houston area. 

 

For more information click HERE.

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