When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Where: Buffalo Bayou Partnership Office, 1019 Commerce Street, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77002
On July 26th, the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Transportation Policy Council (TPC) plans to vote on whether TxDOT will receive $100 million to begin funding Segment 2 of their I-45 highway expansion project. TPC members voting in favor of funding would signal the region’s support for the project as it is currently designed and would attract a match from the Texas Transportation Commission to provide the remainder of the $1.225 billion needed to build Segment 2.
TxDOT has not yet sufficiently addressed the growing community concerns about the project’s negative impacts, including increasing congestion, safety and mobility, housing and displacement, the local economy, flooding, erasure of historical neighborhood landmarks and heritage, and air quality, nor has the Environmental Impact Statement of the project been finalized. In addition, TxDOT and city officials are still in the midst of further community engagement to collect additional feedback from impacted residents.
Join us in urging the TPC members not to rush this decision and to delay the vote until 2020 so TxDOT has time to hear the community, address the concerns, and consider alternative designs.
July 25th: Breakfast with Bakeyah
We invite you to join us on July 25th to discuss community concerns and talking points ahead of the vote.
Additionally, we will be providing updates on our upcoming plans and how we can continue to work together in the next couple of months. We must continue pushing TxDOT to take our communities into account as they move forward.
Breakfast and Coffee
For questions, please call 713-528-3779
Event location will be provided to registered guests closer to the date
The Transportation Council (TPC) meeting will take place on July 26th at 9 AM at the H-GAC main office:
2nd Floor – Conference Room B
3555 Timmons Lane
Houston TX 77027
Please consider signing up for public comments at the TPC meeting. We cannot stress enough the importance of community participation and the power of collective action.
When you arrive, sign in to the meeting to speak. Prepare your remarks beforehand; there is a time limit of 3 minutes per speaker.