The H-GAC Transportation Safety Program aims to improve traffic safety throughout the eight-county Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) region. The program has three key objectives: 1) identify and monitor safety issues; 2) implement roadway safety improvements at hazardous locations; and 3) support the safety efforts of other community organizations and agencies.
The region has experienced tremendous population growth and a corresponding increase in traffic-related injuries and deaths. In 2020 alone, traffic fatalities increased by 7% in Texas and by 11% in the eight-county metropolitan region. Improving traffic safety in the region will take every one of us working together. Otherwise, we will continue to pay the price.