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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee
by John David Suayan
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation on Wednesday gave a positive report to the Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee regarding construction of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal, a project of the Galveston Livable Communities Initiative. Listen (1:38)

“The terminal is moving along well,” said Carrara. “The structure is complete.”

Carrara stated the work remains on track toward a September completion, adding a move-in to the terminal depends on the project’s pace in the next month.

Committee chair Hank Thierry said he addressed negative comments about the terminal’s design after an unidentified individual posted a picture of the building with a negative-sounding caption on social media.

“I let them know that regardless of architectural design, this is a much-needed project,” said Thierry.

Carrara also provided updates on the Downtown Streetscape Design and the Seawall Boulevard Streetscape Improvement projects. The Texas Department of Transportation was spoken to about both initiatives, he said.

Andrew Gallagher of the Public Works Department reported that actual work pertaining to the Seawall Boulevard overlay project could begin in early November. When asked about the work’s duration, Gallagher surmised it might not require more than two months.

“Depending which asphalt overlay company, it could be four, five, six weeks or less,” said Gallagher. “If a big enough company gets the project, it could go three to four weeks, I hope.”

The committee listened to a presentation on the Galveston Park Board’s Tourism & Business Development Transportation Study given by Park Board Project Manager Sheryl Rozier, Mike McAnelly of Knudson Planners and Angela Martinez of Co-PLAN LLC.

Rob Glover and Steven Creitz were absent. Agenda

To listen to the entire meeting, Click Here (1:25:03)

The next meeting of the ITC will be at 3:30 p.m. on August 19.

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