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November 2014

In This Issue
Woodlands Township Transit Plan Public Meeting
SH 249 Public Meeting
West Houston Mobility Plan Public Meeting - RESCHEDULED
2015 TIP Call for Projects
Chinese Delegation visits H-GAC
Mobility NOW En Español Episode 8
Houston Ship Channel turns 100
H-GAC in the News
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Meetings & Events
TAC - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
 
TPC - Friday, November 21, 2014 

 

Woodlands Township Transit Plan Public Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Woodlands Township Office, Board Chambers
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

 

SH 249 Public Meeting

Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hill Intermediate School
2625 West Mount Houston
Houston, TX 77038 


Greater West Houston Mobility Plan Public Meeting
RESCHEDULED

Thursday, December 18, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wolfe Elementary School
502 Addicks-Howell Rd. 
Houston, TX 77079


 

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Woodlands Township Transit Plan Public Meeting

The Woodlands Township, Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and TxDOT have worked together to identify and analyze the transit needs in The Woodlands Township and surrounding areas.
 

Woodlands Township Transit Plan Public Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Woodlands Township Office, Board Chambers
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

At the meeting the consulting team will present short and long-term scenarios that focus on improving mobility within Town Center, improving and expanding the existing Woodlands Express Park and Ride, and providing transportation options within The Woodlands Township.


For more information visit:
http://montgomerycountymobility.com 

 

SH 249 Public Meeting

H-GAC is conducting an access management and traffic mobility study for the southern portion of the SH 249 corridor from IH 45 to BW 8 in Harris County. This segment of SH 249 is approximately 7.2 miles in length.  The purpose of the study is to identify short, medium, and long-range transportation strategies to improve safety, traffic flow and reduce motorist delay.

 

SH 249 Public Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Hill Intermediate School
2625 West Mount Houston
Houston, TX 77038

For more information click
HERE.

Greater West Houston Mobility Plan Public Meeting - RESCHEDULED

H-GAC, in partnership with the City of Houston, the West Houston Association, the Westchase District, the Energy Corridor, the Texas Department of Transportation and others, is conducting a study to develop long range mobility and land use strategies for the greater West Houston area.
 

The fourth and final public meeting for the West Houston Mobility Plan has been rescheduled to Thursday December 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. to present findings on existing conditions, future population and employment growth scenarios, and potential infrastructure and policy strategies. Area residents, business owners, community members and local officials are invited to attend a public meeting to provide comments.

 

Greater West Houston Mobility Plan Public Meeting

RESCHEDULED

Thursday, December 18, 2014

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wolfe Elementary School
502 Addicks-Howell Rd. 
Houston, TX 77079

6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration/Open House
6:30-7:00 p.m Presentation
7:00-8:00 p.m Q&A/Discussion

Visit the study website www.mywesthouston.com.

2015 TIP Call for Projects

H-GAC has announced the opening of the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Call for Projects. Applications for funding under this Call will be accepted through December 15, 2014 and will be evaluated for project readiness and potential benefits using criteria adopted by the Transportation Policy Council (TPC).

 

Following the application period, funding requests will be reviewed by H-GAC staff and considered by the Technical Advisory Committee and TIP Subcommittee. Public comment will be sought during a 30-day comment period prior to TPC action.

 

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

Chinese Delegation visits H-GAC

On October 29, 2014, H-GAC hosted a delegation from Ningbo, China. The delegation mainly consisted of senior level technical professionals in the urban planning and development field. Chief Operating Officer Charles Wemple greeted the delegation and presented an overview of the Greater Houston region, the major challenges in this coastal region, and the services and programs that H-GAC provides to local governments in the 13-county region. 


David Gao, Transportation Department Chief Transportation Planner, made a presentation in their native language about the structure of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in Chinese. Mr. Gao also explained the transportation programs managed by H-GAC.

Mobility NOW En Español Episode 8

Marco Bracamontes talks to Julio Salinas from the TxDOT Houston District about safety on the road. Construction sites are dangerous and constantly changing. Drivers are urged to learn about the Move Over/Slow Down law. This law requires motorists to move out of the lane closest to the TxDOT vehicle when possible or reduce speed to 20 miles per hour below the posted limit. Violators can be fined up to $2,000.


Oscar Estrada from Fort Bend County Transit talks about commuter services to the Texas Medical Center, Greenway Plaza, and the Galleria.

 

Isaac Ramirez, Chief Transportation Planner for H-GAC offers an overview of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The 2040 RTP is the "blueprint" for the Houston region's transportation system to the year 2040. It identifies the goals, strategies and priorities for meeting the region's transportation needs.  With population growth projected at 60 percent to a regional total of almost 10 million people, the eight-county region will need to develop strategies to meet this demand.  For more information, visit www.2040plan.org.

 

Click on the image to watch or visit www.mobilitynow.tv

Did you know ...?

The Houston Ship Channel turns 100 this month. 

 

The Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston annually contribute more than one million jobs and $179 billion in economic impact in Texas. Nationally, 2.1 million jobs are generated and nearly $500 billion gained. The Houston Metropolitan area has now surpassed New York City as the nation's top exporting metropolitan area.

 

For information about the history of the Houston Ship Channel, click HERE


 


 

H-GAC in the News



Houston hits 600,000 new jobs milestone

Texas labor force exceeds 13 million in September

Texas roads need more than Prop 1, supporters say



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