Public Meetings Highlight Transportation Projects Impacting Greater Houston Region

HOUSTON--()--Shared use lanes in the Galleria. A new roundabout intersection on Navigation in East Downtown (EaDo). Hiking trails and bikeways in League City. A new bus fleet maintenance facility in Conroe. These are just a few of the projects up for discussion at two public meetings on March 5 hosted by the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the region’s transportation planning agency.

The public meetings will take place from 1:30-3 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Houston-Galveston Area Council located at 3555 Timmons Lane in Houston. Both meetings will be livestreamed online, and transportation representatives will provide an overview of several upcoming infrastructural improvement projects that will impact multiple cities and counties in the eight-county metropolitan planning area. The approved projects are part of the 2021-2024 segment of the Transportation Improvement Program and cover several areas of transportation including transit, bicyclist and pedestrian, highway, and air quality improvements.

“These improvement projects touch on virtually every part of the Houston region, from Conroe and The Woodlands to Fort Bend and Brazoria counties to the Inner Loop and Downtown,” Adam Beckom, project programming and delivery manager for the Houston-Galveston Area Council, said. “By themselves, they may not seem like much, but overall, they have the potential to impact hundreds of thousands of people,” he added.

Residents and stakeholders in the Greater Houston region will have the opportunity to hear more about these projects and submit their comments at the meeting. The public comment period begins on Feb. 28 and ends on March 29. Comments may also be submitted online, by mail, or emailed to publiccomments@h-gac.com.

“The goal of the Transportation Improvement Program is to make our roads, streets and sidewalks safer, sustainable and more accessible for everyone in the Gulf Coast region,” Beckom said. “This meeting is the public’s opportunity to see what the future of transportation will look like in their community and have a say in it. We have a lot in the works, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the public.”

For more information about the Transportation Improvement Program, including a full list of projects, visit h-gac.com/transportation-improvement-program.

Houston-Galveston Area Council

H-GAC is a voluntary association of local governments and local elected officials from the 13-county Gulf Coast planning region, which includes an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 7 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars; serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments; and helps analyze trends and conditions affecting the region. For more information, visit h-gac.com.

Contacts

Meagan Coughlin, APR / 713.993.4504 / meagan.coughlin@h-gac.com

Contacts

Meagan Coughlin, APR / 713.993.4504 / meagan.coughlin@h-gac.com