H-GAC Transportation Newsletter: February  2020
Transportation Policy Council: Jan. 24
The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) met on Friday, Jan. 24. The council approved a Resolution of Commendation for Quincy D. Allen, Rick Beverlin, Hank Dugie, Amanda Edwards, Bert Keller, Trisha Pollard, Steve Radack, Charlie Riley, Yancy Scott and Gary Trietsch. H-GAC would like to thank these members for their service and commitment as TPC members.

Transportation Program Manager Adam Beckom presented the TPC with amendments to the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. Amendments included a change in allocation of funds, the advancement of two category-2 projects and more. The council approved the proposed amendments.

The Waller County Thoroughfare Plan was cooperatively developed with the cities of Waller County and will serve as a guide for development of roadways in Waller County consistent with future development and mobility needs. The TPC approved the resolution, and the plan will be added to the H-GAC Regional Thoroughfare Plan.

The Council approved the recommendations of the TPC nominating committee and the appointment/reappointment of TPC ex-officio members. To view the livestream archive, click HERE .
Brown Bag Lunch Series Feb. 24 Speaker - Michael Zientek 
We've prepared a new lineup of guest speakers for the 2020 Transportation Brown Bag Lunch Series. The first Brown Bag Luncheon will be held Feb. 24.
Micheal Zientek is the senior public involvement representative for the US 290 program. The US 290 program is one of the most important road projects in the Greater Houston area, with an anticipated corridor population increase from 688,000 to 1.1 million by the year 2040. Construction is anticipated to be completed by late 2020.
This luncheon will be held at the Houston-Galveston Area Council located at 3555 Timmons Lane in Conference Room B, 2nd Floor from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch and a friend!
Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Public Meeting
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a program of funded transportation projects that are scheduled for implementation in the next four years. This includes transit, bicyclist/pedestrian, highway, and air quality projects and programs that will start in 2021-2024 in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties.
In addition to providing project information, the TIP must also be balanced with anticipated available revenue. This public meeting is your opportunity to comment on the projects that have been identified for funding.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:30-3 p.m.* and 6-7:30 p.m.
Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX, 77027
Second Floor, Conference Room B
*1:30 p.m. meeting will be livestreamed on H-GAC's website.
For more information about the TIP and the upcoming public meeting, visit the TIP website
The Census 2020: What You Need to Know
The United States 2020 Census will count every person living the 50 states, District of Columbia and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone or by mail. This will mark the first time that respondents will be able to respond to the census online.

A complete Census count helps ensure that services like transportation and other vital programs support states, counties and communities. Take a moment and get the facts about the 2020 Census and what it can mean for your community. Review the basics,  or take a deeper dive into all of the work it takes to  conduct the 2020 count .  
Upcoming Meetings
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

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

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

Houston-Galveston Area Council
3555 Timmons Lane
2nd Floor, Room B
Houston, TX 77027