H-GAC Transportation Newsletter: December 2018
The latest news from the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Transportation Department!
2045 RTP - Moving Our Region into Tomorrow
Learn what’s next for the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan at one of our upcoming public meetings. We will highlight an expert panel featuring “Transportation 101: What You Need to Know.” Click HERE for meeting times and locations. During the public meetings, our expert transportation panelists will discuss future transportation projects in your area selected from the recent "2018 Call for Projects" application process. The panel will also talk about air quality and conformity initiatives, regional resiliency efforts, and when the 2045 RTP draft plan will be unveiled.

2045 Active Transportation Plan
The Houston-Galveston Area Council is developing the 2045 Active Transportation Plan, an update to the 2040 plan, which can be found on the Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan website.

The 2045 Active Transportation Plan will outline a vision for enhancing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure within the eight-county region and guide planning and investment in walkways and bikeways.

As the region grows, greater demand will be placed on our already congested transportation system. Improving and expanding our active transportation network will create more mobility options for everyone while improving public health and supporting economic development. 
New Employee Spotlight - Larry Meyer
Larry Meyer joins the transportation department at H-GAC as Senior Data Analyst after two years at the Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency District and five years at the Homeland Security Grant Administration and Planning at H-GAC.

In his new position, Larry will be responsible for developing a Data Management program for H-GAC as well as working with staff and consultants on coding traffic count, classification, and speed data. His specialty is data visualization and data mining and looks forward to applying these skills on transportation data.

Larry received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston and Master of Science in Data Analytics from the University of Maryland. 
"Houston Airports"
Featuring Jesus H. Saenz, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer
Houston Airport System

Monday, January 28, 2019
Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 2nd Floor, Rm B
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch, bring a friend and join us for this event!
AirCheck Logo

Financial Assistance Available Through
Air Check Texas

The AirCheck Texas-Drive a Clean Machine Program is designed to help motorists in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston, and Montgomery counties comply with vehicle emissions standards. 

AirCheck Texas offers financial incentives to repair or replace currently driven vehicles. An applicant will receive both a financial and environmental benefit while contributing to air quality solutions by removing older vehicles from Texas roadways. 

For more information, visit www.aircheckhouston.com or call 832-681-2527.
Upcoming Meetings
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

H-GAC Offices
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor, Room B
Houston, TX 77027
Transportation Policy Council (TPC) Meeting

Friday, December 21, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

H-GAC Offices
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor, Room B
Houston, TX 77027