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September 2014

In This Issue
Transportation Policy Council - August 22, 2014
US 59/IH 69 Corridor Congestion Mitigation Study Public Meetings
2014 Clean Air Action "Best in Motion" Leadership Awards Program
Brown Bag Lunch Series - "Going Global and Beyond."
South Montgomery County Mobility Plan - Public Meeting
Houston Rated the most Dangerous Hurricane City in America
Upcoming Call for Livable Centers and Special Districts Planning Study Partners
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H-GAC in the News
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Meetings & Events
TAC - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 
TPC - Friday, September 26, 2014 

 

US 59/IH 69 Congestion Mitigation Study Public Meetings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
AND 
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane, 
2nd Floor, Conference Room A
Houston, TX 77027

 

2014 Clean Air Action "Best in Motion" Leadership Awards Program

Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Doubletree by Hilton Houston Hotel in Greenway Plaza

Houston, TX  77046


Brown Bag  Lunch Series

Monday, September 15, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor Conference Room A
Houston, TX 77027

South County Mobility Plan Public Meeting

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Shenandoah Municipal Complex
29955 I-45 North, 
Shenandoah, TX 77381 

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Transportation Policy Council - August 22, 2014

On August 22, the Transportation Policy Council (TPC) approved the Conroe Program Management Plan (PMP.) The PMP describes how the City of Conroe will coordinate identification, selection and implementation of enhanced mobility services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities who reside in the Conroe-The Woodlands urbanized area. To view the Conroe PMP click HERE.

 

The TPC also heard preliminary alternatives for the Southwest Freeway Congestion Mitigation Study. The study is analyzing a 14-mile section of the Southwest Freeway (US 59/IH 69), from Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway to IH 45 near downtown Houston. Currently, the SW Fwy is the third most congested corridor according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The study will identify alternatives for congestion relief, focusing on low cost operational strategies (such as improved incident management), as well as capital improvements that could be implemented over the next 5-10 years. For more information about the study, click HERE.

 

Map of the Southwest Freeway Congestion Mitigation Study corridor.


The TPC was briefed on TxDOT's Draft 2015 Unified Transportation Program (UTP). 
The UTP is a fiscally constrained, ten-year program of projects from all over Texas. Recommendations were presented on how H-GAC could more effectively use the UTP in setting priorities for project development and delivery. To view the presentation, click HERE.


The TPC agenda with audio is available HERE.

US 59/IH 69 Corridor Congestion Mitigation Study Public Meetings
H-GAC invites the general public, business owners, and local officials to attend a public meeting and provide comments on the US 59/IH 69 Rider 42 Corridor Congestion Mitigation Study. The purpose is to develop a congestion mitigation plan for the 14-mile corridor area of the Southwest Freeway from Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway to IH 45 near downtown Houston.

      

Two public meetings will be held to present the scope of the study effort, existing conditions, and preliminary draft alternative concepts being considered for future analysis.
 
 

US 59/IH 69 RIDER 42 Corridor Congestion Mitigation Study

Public Meetings and Open House
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor Conference Room A
Houston, TX 77027

H-GAC representatives will be available at these meetings to discuss the study effort and answer questions. For more information about this study, please visit:

 

 

2014 Clean Air Action "Best in Motion" Leadership Awards Program


 

Help H-GAC recognize organizations and individuals as Clean Air Champions for their participation in Clean Air Action Programs, which help improve regional air quality and reduce congestion.

2014 Clean Air Action "Best in Motion" Leadership Awards Program

Thursday, September 11, 2014

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Greenway Plaza

6 E Greenway Plaza,

Houston, TX 77046  

 

Early registration is now open. To save $15 per attendee click HERE.

Brown Bag Lunch Series - "Going Global and Beyond." 

You are cordially invited to attend this month's Brown Bag lunch "Going Global and Beyond." Join our speaker, David Hebert, Communications Director for the Houston Airport System (HAS), as he discusses passenger growth, new airline non-stop flights, improvements in international service (Bush and Hobby) and plans for a commercial spaceport at Ellington.

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series
Monday, September 15, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor Conference Room A
Houston, TX 77027

 

This event is open to the public. Contact Ms. Rosalind Hebert at 713-993-2471 or Rosalind.Hebert@H-GAC.com with questions, comments, or to submit an abstract for a future presentation.

South Montgomery County Mobility Plan - Public Meeting


 

H-GAC will be presenting the proposed alternatives to mitigate congestion in South Montgomery County. The alternatives will address improved connectivity, local circulation, access to Grand Parkway, alternatives to I-45N and improved traffic flow.

 

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

Houston Rated Most Dangerous Hurricane City in America 

According to The Weather Channel, the Houston-Galveston region is Number One on its Most Dangerous Hurricane Cities in America list. Due to a combination of factors ranging from terrain, population, and economical significance, a major hurricane could have devastating impacts to the area
and the regional, State and national economy. Click
HERE to see the story. 

 

Get your evacuation plans together by downloading your updated hurricane evacuation maps HEREFor more information about preparing for hurricane season, visit www.togetheragainsttheweather.com.

Upcoming Call for Livable Centers and Special Districts Planning Study Partners

Live Work Play - Livable Centers Logo In early September H-GAC will release a call for planning study partners for the Livable Centers and Special Districts programs. The objective of the Livable Centers planning studies is to help create quality, walkable, mixed-use places. Livable Centers offer multi-modal travel choices, improve environmental quality, promote economic development, and housing choice. H-GAC's Special Districts program conducts studies in areas where there are significant opportunities to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel and improve safety. 

 

Eligible planning study partners include local governments and other entities in the eight-county Transportation Management Area that can receive federal funding and implement transportation projects.

 

For more information on the Livable Centers and Special Districts programs and to view completed studies, please visit  www.h-gac.com. The application will be posted online at http://www.h-gac.com/livablecenters in early September.

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