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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee
by John David Suayan
Thursday, March 02, 2017

The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday were briefed on the Trolley Restoration and Seawall Boulevard Streetscape Improvement projects.

Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation provided the committee with a one-page memo pertaining to the work.

Carrara said that legal teams on both sides of the trolley revival are examining the 800-page contract. He wrote in the report that the first restored vehicle will be delivered within the next year.

Regarding the Seawall streetscape improvement project, Carrara mentioned that the United States Army Corps of Engineers is requiring archaeological documentation at 45th Street.

“There’s evidence both on old drawings from 1920 and other information about that time they installed an upgraded telephone system for Fort Crockett,” he said. “We think that the sewer is going to pass underneath it, but we since found it, we have to document it.”

Galveston Public Works Director Kyle Hockersmith led a lengthy discussion on the current City of Galveston Thoroughfare Plan for the city, which was presented at the previous ITC meeting.

“The primary highlight is this the first and only thoroughfare plan primary driven by the post-Ike long range plan,” said Hockersmith.

The committee did not vote on any action items. Jayson Levy was absent. Agenda

To listen to the entire meeting, Click Here (55:49)

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