H-GAC created the Brown Bag Series to provide staff and member jurisdictions with a forum for education in market trends, emerging technologies, and key transportation and planning issues facing the industry. Each bi-monthly speaking engagement will give consultant firms, research institutes and other industry experts the opportunity to showcase an expert speaker from their firm for a presentation over lunch.
These meeting are open to all H-GAC member agencies and governments. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at H-GAC offices, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027 (Presentations in Conference Room A, 2nd Floor).
If you are interested in presenting a topic, please submit a short biography and recent photograph or representative graphic of the presentation topic in .jpg format. Please contact Rosalind Hebert at Rosalind.Hebert@h-gac.com or 713-993-2471 with inquiries or comments.
TTI Freight Shuttle System Solution - PresentationTTI Frieght Shuttle System Solution - VideoPresented by Stephen S. Roop, Ph.D.Assistant Agency DirectorTexas Transportation Institute
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) - PresentationMobility as a Service (MaaS) - Video
Presented by Danny SilvaMETROV.P., Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Red River Chapter
Livable Centers - PresentationLivable Centers - VideoJeff Taebel, FACIPDirector, Community and Environmental PlanningHouston-Galveston Area Council
Kraettli L. EppersonCEO, Vigilant Aerospace
Richard ZientekUnion Pacific RR
Springwoods Village: Momentum Update - PresentationSpringwoods Village: Momentum Update - VideoPresented by Keith SimonExecutive Vice PresidentDirector of Development Coventry Development Corporation
Autonomous Vehicles - PresentationAutonomous Vehicles - VideoPresented by Steve NovosadSr. ITS Project ManagerHNTB
TxDOT's Freight Mobility Plan - PresentationTxDOT's Freight Mobility Plan - VideoPresented by Caroline Mays, AICPDirector, Freight & International TradeTexas Department of TransportationAustin, TX
Mapping Tools to Enhance Mobility Alternatives - PresentationMapping Tools to Enhance Mobility Alternatives - VideoPresented by Mr. Jeff Taebel, FAICP Director, Community and Environmental PlanningHouston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC)
METRO's New Bus Network - PresentationMETRO's New Bus Network - VideoPresented by Chief Thomas C. LambertPresident and CEOMetropolitan Transit Authority
The Coming Resin Boom to the Gulf Coast - PresentationThe Coming Resin Boom to the Gulf Coast - VideoPresented by Gary FurneauxSupply Chairn Capital Projects ManagerExxonMobil, Houston TX
"The Port of Houston: We Are Ready!" (Video not available)Presented by Phyllis Saathoff, Deputy Director Corporate AffairsPort of Houston Authority
Regional State of Traffic Safety Update - PresentationRegional State of Traffic Safety Update - VideoPresented by Jeff Kaufman, AICP Transportation Operations CoordinatorHouston-Galveston Area Council
Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan - PresentationRegional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan - VideoPresented by Jeff Taebel, FAICPDirectorCommunity and Environmental PlanningHouston-Galveston Area Council
"Going Global and Beyond" - VideoPresented by Jarrett W. SimmonsCommunications DirectorHouston Airport System (HAS)
"The Thriving Houston Region: How the Urban Land Institute Fits into the Picture" - Presentation"The Thriving Houston Region: How the Urban Land Institute Fits into the Picture" - VideoPresented by Ann Taylor, Executive DirectorUrban Land Institute
Freight Rail - Giving Houston a Competitive Edge - PresentationFreight Rail - Giving Houston a Competitive Edge - VideoPresented by Brenda Mainwaring, Vice President Public Affairs SouthUnion Pacific Railroad
Traffic Safety in the Region - PresentationTraffic Safety in the Region - VideoPresented by Jeff KaufmanTransportation Operations CoordinatorHouston-Galveston Area Council
Texas High Speed Rail - PresentationTexas High Speed Rail - VideoPresented by Judge Robert EckelsPresidentTexas Central Railway, LLC
"Springwoods Village: A Natural Evolution" - Presentation"Springwoods Village: A Natural Evolution" - VideoPresented by Mr. Keith D. SimonExecutive VP Coventry Development Corp.
“The East End: An Emerging Livable Center” - Presentation“The East End: An Emerging Livable Center” - VideoMs. Diane SchenkePresidentGreater East End Management District
Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) - PresentationComprehensive Development Agreements (CDAs) - VideoMr. Daniel J. Filer, P.E., Vice President, Business DevelopmentFerrovial Agroman, Austin, TX
Texas Ports - PresentationTexas Ports - VideoColonel Christopher W. SalleseDistrict Engineer and Commanding Officer U.S. Army Corps of Enginneers Galveston District
Houston Airport System Master Plan - PresentationHouston Airport System Master Plan - VideoMr. Jarrett SimmonsAssistant Director of Aviation – PlanningHouston Airport System
Identity Theft: Are You ProtectedMs. Tamla GroceJPMorgan ChaseIndentity Theft PresentationPreventing and Combating Identity Theft - Fact SheetChase Identity Theft Kit
EcoDriving - PresentationEcoDriving PresentationMr. Mike SpeckEcoDriving Solutions
Visualization Through Animation in Transportation - PresentationAnimationMr. Austin ReedSr. 3D Visualization SpecialistHNTB Corp. - Kansas City, Missouri
A Group of Ideas for Healthy Roadway PlanningMr. Paul Moore, P.E.Director of Transportation Urban DesignAECOM - Atlanta, GeorgiaPresentation on Smart Transportation