Houston – Galveston Area Council becomes first Texas MPO to adopt Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths

The Houston – Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing a goal to end traffic deaths in the 8-county Houston region by 2050. In recent history, about 600 families have lost a loved one to traffic deaths in the Houston region, and another almost 3,000 people have suffered live changing serious injuries, …

Policy Drivers Episode Ten: Dr. Carol Lewis

This week on Policy Drivers we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Carol Lewis. As a current Transportation Studies professor at Texas Southern University (TSU), Dr. Lewis encourages her students to understand the fundamentals of transportation and their connection to urban transportation issues. Due to her positions on the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council and Gulf Coast Rail District in …

Policy Hacking: Scenario Planning for Texas MPOs

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, we started a two-part series on Scenario Planning for Texas MPOs. Next month’s Policy Hacking, our monthly meetup, will continue this discussion, but with a panel of guests representing many different points of view on how to fix the I-35 and I-45 corridors in Austin and Houston. September 3, 2020 Policy Hacking Meetup Download the …