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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to support an analysis of vehicle activity data to improve regional freight mobility and air quality planning in and around the port.

The port will provide funding in an amount not to exceed $25,000.

The commission voted to approve a lease rate increase of 3 percent for applicable port authority month-to-month leases, effective May 1.

The commission voted to authorize a request for competitive sealed proposals for railroad repairs based on labor and equipment rates for the Turning Basin Terminal.

The commission voted to reject all proposals for the Woodhouse Terminal water and sewer line replacement.

The commission voted to award of a professional services contract, in an amount not to exceed $4,025,000, to Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc. for the design and rehabilitation of Wharf 3 at Barbours Cut Terminal to the top ranked proposer.

Brown and Gay Engineers, Inc. was ranked first, with CH2M ranked second and AECOM Technical Services ranked third by staff in consideration for the contract.

The commission voted to approve a memorandum of agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for placement of dredged material by a Non-Federal Interest into a federal dredged material placement area.

The commission voted to enter into dredge material placement agreements with ExxonMobil for disposal of approximately 175,000 cubic yards of dredged material at the Alexander Island Placement Area.

The commission voted to approve a gratuitous services agreement with the United States Coast Guard to construct, at no cost to the Coast Guard, a navigational aid structure marking the Bayport Ship Channel. The structure will be transferred to the Coast Guard for operation and maintenance after construction is complete.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Chair Janiece Longoria absent. Commissioner John Kennedy presided over the meeting. Agenda

During the meeting, the commission heard a report regarding the port's cargo volume for the beginning of 2017. News Release

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