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Galveston County Holds First-Ever Transportation Conference

Galveston County held its first ever transportation summit Thursday (Sept. 1, 2016) to discuss how $500 million could be invested to improve transportation infrastructure over the next decade. The U.S. Census Bureau says Galveston County’s population grew by close to 11 percent between 2010 and 2015. And while the county is happy to add to […]

Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) speaks at the Galveston County Transportation Conference about the importance of long-term federal transportation funding. (Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)Galveston County held its first ever transportation summit Thursday (Sept. 1, 2016) to discuss how $500 million could be invested to improve transportation infrastructure over the next decade.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Galveston County's population grew by close to 11 percent between 2010 and 2015. And while the county is happy to add to its tax base, local officials say they’re still worried. How do you evacuate all those people before a major hurricane?

That was one of the big topics at the first-ever Galveston County Transportation Summit.

News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter was there and shares what was discussed.

(Above: Rep. Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) speaks at the Galveston County Transportation Conference about the importance of long-term federal transportation funding. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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