Public Asked For Input On Regional Transportation Plan

Houston-Galveston Area Council says it’s identified $77 billion in long-range transportation needs.


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The Houston-Galveston Area Council is holding public meetings this month to finalize a long-range transportation plan that lays out the Houston region’s priorities for the next 25 years.

H-GAC uses population and job growth projections to forecast future transportation needs in the eight-county Houston region.

Senior Regional Planner Kelly Porter says the 2040 Transportation Plan details about $77 billion in needed projects over the next couple of decades.

“That’s just right now our best guess based on what our local partners have been able to identify that they’ll have and what H-GAC has been able to crunch based on what we think will come down from the federal level.”

And Porter says they’re primarily looking at improvements to existing roadways.

“A lot of our system is built out, so we’re trying to figure out new solutions to help at least manage the infrastructure that we have currently.”

Click here to view the H-GAC 2040 Regional Transportation Plan.  


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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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