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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Houston-Galveston Area Council
News Release
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

H-GAC Sustainable Transportation Forum Set for September 30

Getting to Go: Sustainable Transportation Strategies luncheon and workshop will be Friday, September 30, 2011. Join the Houston-Galveston Area Council for an afternoon of learning and networking with others working to promote livability and connectivity in the region.

Participants, including local government staff, engineers, planners and community leaders, will hear from prominent local and national experts who will share their successful strategies, including bicycle/pedestrian planning, livable centers projects and Commute Solutions. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the luncheon and workshop following from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Embassy Suites in the Houston Energy Corridor, 11730 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. A networking expo will follow. Registration is $25 and is available online at

Speakers include Russell Claus, Oklahoma City; Julia Diana, City of San Antonio; Kim Slaughter, METRO; Clark Martinson, Energy Corridor District; Rebecca Leonard, Design Workshop; Paris Rutherford, The Catalyst Group; Tony Talamas - Eco-totality; Patrick Ezzel, East End Management District; Roksan Vick, Houston Parks Board/Bayou Greenway; Audrey Gilbreath, Gilbreath Communications; and Jamie Brewster, Upper Kirby District.


Workshop topics include creating components for a sustainable transportation system, overcoming barriers to implementation, utilizing the multiple benefits of sustainable transportation strategies, and leveraging partners and funding.

For more information about this event, contact Meredith Dang at 713-993-2443 or

Houston-Galveston Area Council
The Houston-Galveston Area Council ( is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 6 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local government needs.

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