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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee
by John David Suayan
Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee on Wednesday received updates on the city’s key mobility projects.

Transportation consultant John Carrara of The Goodman Corporation provided reports on the Rail Trolley Restoration Project and the Seawall Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project.

Carrara said during the trolley restoration report that the work on the tracks and switches by Main Line Construction has been completed. Gomaco Trolley Company of Ida Grove, Iowa will restore the vehicles.

Regarding the Seawall Boulevard improvement project, Carrara reported that underground and surface work “is essentially completed at 12 of 35 locations.”

“Are you looking for an end date?” asked ITC Chair Janet Hoffman.

“By Memorial Day,” responded Carrara.

Assistant City Manager Rick Beverlin discussed the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Improvement Plan – Call for Projects.

“The projects that are candidates for the TIP, they traditionally feed from a long range plan… we have taken a look at what was in the old RTP, we have looked at previous project lists, and tried to put them in context of what is exempt versus non-exempt. Projects that are exempt can be inserted into the process a lot easier,” said Beverlin.

He further stated that the projects “have to have some level of regional significance” in terms of congestion relief, safety, enhanced management of existing assets, economic, and environmental impact.”

Tim Tietjens, Director of Development Services, and Catherine Gorman, assistant department director, made a presentation on the City of Galveston Thoroughfare Plan.

The meeting was the first for new member Dr. David Ware. Galveston City Council appointed Dr. Ware last month.

All members were present at the meeting. Agenda

To listen to the entire meeting, Click Here (1:13:15)

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