Brown Bag Lunch Series

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 from 12 PM to 1 PM CDT at 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027 (Presentations in Conference Room B, 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 Francis Rodriguez at or 713-993-2437 with inquiries or comments.

Upcoming 2020 Meetings


12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT


Lauren Grove, Transportation Planner - City of Houston (Vision Zero)


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Francis Rodriguez

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Jamila Ownes
Manager of Travel Demand Management
Houston-Galveston Area Council

Josh Shideler
Public Information Officer
Houston TranStar

Brenda Bustillo
Texas Department of Transportation


Jesus H. Saens, Jr., Houston Airports System

Lauren Preston
Outreach Coordinator, H-GAC

Stephan Gage
Principal Transportation Planner, H-GAC

Justin Riley
Senior Planner Public Service, H-GAC

Tom Lambert, President & CEO - METRO

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Jordan Frisby - Port Houston Commercial Division


What the Future Holds for Automated Roadway Vehicles - Evaluating Mobility Benefits, Infrastructure Gaps and Transit Applications

J. Sam Lott, PE.
Texas Southern University

David Kim
Executive Director
Urban Land Institute

Richard Byrnes
Chief Infrastructure Officer
Port Houston

Commute Solutions Team
H-GAC (in preparation for August as annual Commute Solutions Month)