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H-GAC Transportation Policy Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy H-GAC
Friday, December 21, 2018

The Houston-Galveston Transportation Policy Council today approved, with Rusty Senac opposed, a memorandum of understanding between Texas Central Partners and the Houston-Galveston Metropolitan Planning Organization regarding “The Texas Bullet Train.”

The estimated $18 billion privately-developed project will generate new jobs, local community tax revenue, significant economic development and a flexible alternative to meet the state’s growing transportation demands. Item Summary

Prior to the vote, Texas Central Vice President of Government Relations Travis Kelly addressed the policy council. Listen (18:48)

The policy council voted unanimously to commend outgoing members Ed Emmett, James Patterson, Scott Elmer, and Senac. Listen (18:56)

The policy council voted unanimously to six amendments to the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Among these amendments is the programming of $3.8 million of newly awarded FTA 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Program funding to the Texas City Park & Ride construction project.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously. Agenda

The policy council achieved a quorum of 22 members. Attendance

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