January 2023 Transportation Policy Council Meeting Agenda

Meeting Information

Date and Time

Friday, January 27, 2023
9:30 AM

Virtual Meeting Information

TPC members, other attendees, or the public:
Please join by using this Zoom webinar link.

Join by Phone

Dial 888-788-0099 (Toll Free) or 877-853-5247 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 899 788 0953
Participant ID: Press #
Password: 937357

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting will offer the options to participate in-person or by videoconference. The meeting will be open to the public but restrictions regarding allowable room capacity and seating arrangements may be in place.

The public meeting location will be 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX – Conference Room 2B. The presiding officer of the TPC, Chair David Robinson, and some members will be physically present. Other members will be participating by videoconference in accordance with the provisions of Section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code applicable to a governmental body that extends into three or more counties.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Certification of Quorum – Quorum requirement is 14 voting members

  2. Introductions

  3. Declare Conflicts of Interest

  4. ​Public Comments
    Webinar participants will be invited to provide public comments on agenda items (3 minutes for each Commenter, please). Written comments will be sent by email to [email protected]. Comments received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023 will be incorporated into the meeting record. Written comments may be viewed at Public Comments

  5. Approval of December 16, 2022 Meeting Minutes Summary
    Request approval of the minutes for December 16, 2022 Transportation Policy Council Meeting
    (Secretary Nancy Arnold)

  6. Recognition of Commendation for Outgoing TPC Members
    Chairman Robinson will request approval of Resolutions of Commendation for Outgoing TPC Members
    (Staff Contact: Craig Raborn)

  7. Approval of 2023 TPC Nominating Committee Recommendations
    Nominating Committee Chair will seek approval of the 2023 TPC Nominating Committee recommendations for the following positions: TPC Officers, TPC Other Transportation Interests position, Transportation Safety Committee positions, Greater Houston Freight Committee Co-Chair positions, and Transportation Advisory Committee At-Large Positions.
    (Staff Contact: Craig Raborn)

  8. Amendments to the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
    Request approval of Resolution 2023-06
    (Staff Contact: Jim Dickinson)

  9. Cost Overrun Policy
    Request TPC approval of Resolution 2023-07
    (Staff Contact: Adam Beckom)

  10. Project Selection Process
    Request TPC approval of the Project Selection Process and authorize MPO staff to initiate the process
    (Staff Contact: Craig Raborn)

  11. Planning Activities

    1. Administrative Amendments to the 2023-2026 TIP and 2045 RTP
      (Staff Contact: Jim Dickinson)

    2. Future Amendments to the 2023-2026 TIP and 2045 RTP
      (Staff Contact: Jim Dickinson)

    3. Title VI Environmental Justice Awareness Initiative
      (Staff Contact: Ayo Jibowu)

    4. Houston Area Rail Transformation (HART)
      (Staff Contact: Craig Raborn)

    5. Summary of Transportation Planning Activities
      (Staff Contact: Craig Raborn)


Event Date Time Location
Area Emission Reduction Credit Organization 2/8/23 2:00 p.m. Virtual
Transportation Advisory Committee 2/15/23 9:30 a.m. Hybrid
Regional Air Quality Planning Advisory Committee 2/23/23 10:00 a.m. Virtual
Transportation Policy Council 2/24/23 9:30 a.m. Hybrid
Transportation Safety Committee 2/28/23 1:30 p.m. Virtual


The meeting will be conducted in English. However, requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs may be made at least two working days prior to the meeting. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should call 713-993-2437 for assistance.