A delegation from Galveston, including Mayor Joe Jaworski and Council Member Dianna Puccetti visited Washington, D.C,. this week.
“We visited the offices of Congressman Ron Paul, Congressman Gene Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, Congressman John Carter, Senator Hutchinson, Senator Cornyn, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary, Federal Transit Adminstration, and Commerce Department/Economic Development Administration,” reported transportation consultant Barry Goodman who arranged the visits. Report
The group discussed several issues with the federal officials:
- 2010 U.S. Census impact on Galveston's existing "small urbanized area" status;
- City of Galveston TIGER III submittal, on behalf of the Port of Galveston;
- Galveston - Houston Mobility Corridor;
- Status of Congressional Authorizing Bill for Transportation
“The visit to Washington was very informative and reinforced the need for the City of Galveston to keep in close touch with the events taking place in our nation's capital,” Goodman said.