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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee
by Jim Guidry
Friday, November 14, 2014

The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday held a special workshop to pare down a list of 25 possible mobility projects to just five that they felt had the highest priority.

“We went through the old proposals that had been sent to H-GAC,” said Hank Thierry, chair of the committee.  “It was a free flowing, free exchange.” Listen (5:25)

“The meeting accomplished the goal,” said Assistant City Engineer Andrew P. Gallagher.  “The purpose of the exercise was to submit the list of projects to the Houston-Galveston Area Council for possible cost sharing under their Transportation Improvement Plan.”   

The projects are:

  • 61st Street IH-45 Direct Connect Ramp which is generally known as the 61st  Flyover Project
  • Extension of 61st Street to Harborside Drive
  • A direct connection ramp from IH-45 to Harborside Drive
  • The Asphalt paving overlay of Seawall Blvd. from Ferry Road east to Boddecker Road
  • The purchase of five (5) 40-foot long buses for Island Transit

“The projects don’t have a number in the above listing as they are all equal in terms of priority,” Thierry said.

All members of the committee were present, including Council Member Norman Pappous, the ex-officio representative of the city council.  Council Member Ralph McMorris also attended the meeting. Transportation consultants Barry Goodman and John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation participated in the meeting.

At its regular meeting next Wednesday, the committee will consider a resolution recommending the projects to the H-GAC..  Agenda

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