Planning Documents

2045 Regional Transportation Plan
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
Transportation Conformity

Transportation Policy Council Documents

Transportation Development Credit Policy
Cost Overrun Policy

Local Project Sponsor Workshop

A Workshop was held in February 2024 to educate transportation agencies on the next steps in the planning and project development process for the recently programmed (in the Transportation Improvement Program) carry over spend down projects. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Houston District provided a detailed guide of TxDOT’s Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) process. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) presented information regarding how projects can qualify for “Flex Funding” (initially Federal Highway Administration Funding to later become FTA funded projects) as well as a step-by-step guide to become a new recipient of FTA funds. Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) provided details regarding H-GAC’s Regional Strategic Transportation Fund (RSTF) program.

Below is a recording of the February 2024 Workshop:


Carry Over Spend Down Projects - Next Steps Workshop February 2024

Past Workshops

A Local Project Sponsor Workshop was held in 2019 to educate transportation agencies and other local project sponsors on the project development process. Experts from the Texas Department of Transportation provided a detailed overview of the federal project development process and spoke in detail on the project development phases, which include preliminary engineering, environmental, right-of-way acquisition, utilities, and construction.

Below is a recorded archive of the presentations from that workshop:


Contracting Local Government Projects
Environmental Clearance Process
Project Administration
Project Development & Delivery at TxDOT
Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside

Transportation Planning

Community Multiscale Air Quality Performance Plan
Congestion Management Process
Access Management
Subregional Planning

GIS and Data Resources

Regional Transportation Plan Project Viewer
Houston Regional Traffic Count Map
Transportation Improvement Program
2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program
2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments