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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership
News Release
Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership (BayTran) will host the 2nd Annual Galveston County Transportation Summit on Aug. 31 in Texas City. The summit will feature a keynote address by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.


This year’s summit will focus on the powerhouses of our economy – our region’s ports.

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said the purpose of the 2017 Transportation Summit is to highlight the growth in the Houston-Galveston region and educate the public on the projects which would have a profound effect on commuters, businesses, customers, employees and daily lives. 

“Investing in transportation is a fundamental part of creating jobs and expanding economic development,” Judge Henry said. “Galveston County is proud to join the efforts to increase economic growth by engaging with the local, state and federal government, private investors, and agency leaders to encourage future partnerships.”

The event will also feature a panel discussion with the directors of Port Houston, Port of Galveston, Port Freeport and Port of Texas City. State legislators, congressional and federal representatives, and TxDOT will also take the stage to discuss legislative impacts on ports and transportation infrastructure, and present regional project updates.


County Judge Mark Henry and a number of Galveston County Commissioners will be in attendance to provide a discussion on the Galveston County Bond Issue and present a Pelican Island Bridge update.

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