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Harris County
H-GAC Board of Directors
by John David Suayan
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to enter into an inter-agency agreement with the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County to receive $500,000 for the on-board transit survey and negotiate an agreement to perform the survey with a firm for an amount not to exceed $1 million.

This survey provides information about the characteristics and travel patterns of transit users in the H-GAC region by collecting statistically valid information from transit riders using light rail, fixed-route bus, and commuter bus.

“Essentially, the survey does two things: one, it tells you who is using transit within the region, and two, how these individuals are using transit,” said Eulois Cleckley, H-GAC Assistant Director of Transportation Planning.

The board voted unanimously to enter into a one-year contract with the Toyota Center pertaining to the Clean Air Action Program Outreach Partnership for an amount not to exceed $100,000. The Toyota Center will provide clean air outreach activities for all events in the facility.

The board voted unanimously to approve Internal Audit Planning for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

The board voted unanimously to continue contracting with Whitley Penn as an independent auditor for the 2017 reporting period for H-GAC.

The board voted unanimously to approve the following H-GAC advisory committee appointments:

  • Kortney Estep and Steve Macko to the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee;
  • Steve Clark, Rickey Felts, Johnny L. Isbell, Jr., and Mary Lou Rocha to the Drayage Loan Committee; and
  • Terry Henley, Andy Meyers, Chuck Engelken, and Nate McDonald to the H-GAC Energy Purchasing Corporation.

The board voted unanimously to honor outgoing member and League City Mayor Pro Tem Geri Bentley.

“It’s been my pleasure to serve for the last couple of years,” said Bentley. “I enjoyed working and meeting with everybody here. It’s been a pleasure. Keep up the good work.”

All other agenda items were approved unanimously. Chambers County Commissioner Gary Nelson presided over the meeting in Engelken’s place. Agenda

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