H-GAC Transportation Newsletter: January 2020
Get to Know the Region's Transportation Improvement Program
What is the Transportation Improvement Program?
The Transportation Improvement Program, also known as the TIP, is a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years. Projects selected for the TIP are priorities for the region's eight-county metropolitan transportation planning area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties) in all surface transportation areas including transit, roadway and highways, bicycle and pedestrian, preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and transportation operations. The next TIP cycle is 2021-2024.

Why is the Transportation Improvement Program important to you?
Transportation projects in our region are funded by federal, state, and local tax dollars and the Houston-Galveston Area Council welcomes public comments throughout the Transportation Improvement Program development process.

How do you get involved?
The Houston-Galveston Area Council will soon be opening a 30-day public comment period for the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program and will be hosting a public meeting providing opportunities to comment on the projects selected for funding. For more information, please visit the TIP website.
Transportation Brown Bag Lunch Series - Save the Dates!
As we enter the new year, we have prepared a new lineup for the 2020 Brown Bag Lunch Series. Bring your lunch and enjoy a special presentation!

Brown Bag Lunch Series Dates:

  • Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Monday, April 13, 2020
  • Monday, June 15, 2020
  • Monday, August 17, 2020
  • Monday, October 19, 2020

The brown bag events will be held at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, 3555 Timmons Lane, Houston, TX 77027, 2nd Floor Conference Room B from noon to 1 p.m. More information on the 2020 presenters
and presentations will be posted here.
The Census 2020: What You Need to Know
The United States (U.S.) 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, January 15, 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, January 24, 2020 
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

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