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H-GAC Transportation Policy Council
by John David Suayan with photos courtesy H-GAC
Monday, October 31, 2016

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding describing cooperative planning with Texas Department of Transportation and regional transit providers. Listen (9:18) Item Summary

“This memorandum of understanding describes an ongoing planning process that is required of all metropolitan planning organizations,” said Kari Hackett, a manager with H-GAC.

Hackett outlined the key provisions of the MOU, as well as informed the policy council that the 2010 Census prompted the addition of two new stakeholders. PowerPoint Presentation

The policy council discussed a set of amendments to the 2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program. Item Summary

These amendments seek to:

Adjust FY16 and FY 17 work product descriptions and budgets;
Remove work products in Subtask 4.2 and Subtask 5.3.
Add transit onboard origin/destination study work product to Subtask 2.2.

The policy council voted unanimously to approve the addition of a transit study while deferring the adjustment of work product descriptions and budgets and the removal of work products.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously.

The policy council listened to a presentation on air quality initiatives.

The policy council achieved a quorum of 21 members. Vice Chair Darrell Morrison presided over the meeting in place of Chair and Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta. Agenda Attendance

The next meeting of the Transportation Policy Council is scheduled for December 16 at 9:30 a.m.

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