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H-GAC Board of Directors
by John David Suayan
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to enter into a funding agreement with the Port of Houston and Texas A&M Transportation Institute for freight activity study.

The study will examine the impact of congestion on the emissions from freight vehicles, utilizing the H-GAC's drayage truck data, which monitors a fleet of approximately 210 diesel-powered short-haul trucks in the region.

The board voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with NewGen to conduct a waste characterization study.

The board voted unanimously to negotiate a three-year lease agreement with Mamie George Community Center to house Area Agency on Aging Fort Bend County.

The board voted unanimously to accept $362,000 from the Texas Veterans Commission for stationing VETS staff in Workforce Solutions career offices.

The board voted unanimously to enter into a Local Project Advance Funding Agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the receipt of funding for the Clean Vehicles Program.

The board voted unanimously to authorize to negotiate second-year workforce marketing contracts with Outreach Strategist and Savage Brands.

All other agenda items were approved unanimously with 19 members present. Agenda Attendance




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