Apr
10
to May 10

2045 Regional Transportation Plan public comment period open

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) releases the draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and transportation conformity documents for public comment on April 10. The long-range plan prioritizes spending on regional transportation projects, including short and long-range strategies, to ensure our transportation network is safe and efficient. Transportation conformity verifies that the regional transportation plan and the transportation improvement plan are in agreement with federal air quality regulations applied to our region.

The official public comment period opens April 10 and closes May 10. A public meeting is scheduled for April 24.

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Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

H-GAC public meeting on 2045 Regional Transportation Plan

H-GAC is receiving public comments on the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and transportation conformity from April 10 through May 10. The long-range plan prioritizes spending on regional transportation projects, including short and long-range strategies, to ensure our transportation network is safe and efficient. Transportation conformity verifies that the regional transportation plan and the transportation improvement plan are in agreement with federal air quality regulations applied to our region.

The April 24 public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. as an open-house session. A presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. If you are unable to attend the public meeting, a livestreaming option will be available.

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Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Cigna Sunday Streets - Midtown

  • Gray and Brazos Streets (see detail) Houston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cigna Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston opens a stretch of streets normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. 

Midtown location: Gray St. between Baldwin St. & Brazos St., Brazos St. between Gray St. & McGowen St.

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Apr
5
9:30 AM09:30

NEW DATE & VENUE: H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force at Transportation Policy Council

  • Houston District Office of the Texas Department of Transportation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of the April 5th meeting is to review the Draft 2045 Regional Transportation Plan and seek the Transportation Policy Council approval to obtain public comments on the plan. A key component of this presentation will be the High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force report on the economic impacts, cost benefit analysis, and project recommendations.  CoH Council Member and HCT Task Force Co-chair Amanda Edwards invites Neartown residents to this meeting to learn about the plans for the region.

The H-GAC Transportation Policy Council (TPC) has the responsibility of recommending and approving regional transportation projects. The High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force provides the TPC an opportunity to analyze the economic impact of transit on our region, and to provide for better regional coordination. The HCT Task Force will (1) identify a transit vision for 2045 based on travel demand and other considerations, (2) identify costs of these options and revenue sources, and (3) explain the economic impact for these options in an effort to formulate the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and a vision for the future of mobility in the eight county Houston-Galveston region.

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

District C Annual CIP Meeting

The annual District C CIP Meeting, hosted by Council Member Ellen Cohen, focuses on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the City’s master document that prioritizes infrastructure improvement projects  that will take place city-wide over the next five years. Information tables and experts will be available before and after the meeting to answer specific questions and provide resources. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be archived online via HTV.

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Mar
27
2:00 PM14:00

Houston City Council Quality of Life Committee

The March meeting of the Council Committee on Quality of Life will consider the proposed new boundaries for the Market-Based Parking Area, to include Midtown. (Parts of the East Montrose and Avondale neighborhoods extend into Midtown.) Time is allotted on the agenda for public comments. Following the committee meeting the Market-Based Parking ordinance will be finalized and readied to be presented to City Council for adoption.


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Mar
23
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 23: Flood Mitigation.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

City Council Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The TTI committee members review matters pertaining to the Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works Departments. The TTI committee meets monthly at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Julia Retta at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov if you have questions or wish to receive email updates about meeting dates and agendas.

Update from chair’s office on Mar 15:

The agenda for the next meeting of the Transportation, Technology and Infrastructure Committee, scheduled for Monday 18 March 2019 at 10:00 AM has been changed.  Item 4, “North Houston Highway Improvement Project and City of Houston Coordination” has been postponed.  Due to evolving details and ongoing progress, the session has been called back for 6-8 weeks, whereupon the subject matter will be presented in a special called TTI meeting dedicated exclusively to the project.  For questions or further information, please contact our office at 832-393-3013.

Updated agenda is linked below.


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Mar
16
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 16: Criminal Justice.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 9: Economic Opportunity & Housing.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Positive Interaction with Police Program (PIP) – Central Division PIP Meeting

The Central One Division of Houston Police Department (HPD) hosts a monthly PIP meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, to allow residents of Montrose to meet and interact with local HPD officers to discuss crime and safety within their neighborhoods.

Topic for March: Burglary of Motor Vehicles

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Mar
2
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for March 2: Children & Education.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Feb
22
9:30 AM09:30

H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force at Transportation Policy Council

The High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force provides the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council (TPC), which has the responsibility of recommending and approving regional transportation projects, an opportunity to analyze the economic impact of transit on our region, and to provide for better regional coordination.

At the February Transportation Policy Council (TPC) meeting, HCT Task Force recommendations will be presented to the TPC. Time will be allotted for public comment. Live stream meeting.

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Feb
16
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Saturdays with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A series of full-day public events will take place on several consecutive Saturdays throughout the County. Topic for February 16: Transportation.

This is part of the Talking Transition initiative of the newly-elect Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, bringing together thousands of Harris County residents from all walks of life to have our voices heard about issues that matter to us, to share ideas, and to collectively inform the Judge’s priorities for her first year.

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Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force

The High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force provides the H-GAC Transit Policy Council (TPC), which has the responsibility of recommending and approving regional transportation projects, an opportunity to analyze the economic impact of transit on our region, and to provide for better regional coordination.

At the February 15th meeting, HCT Task Force workgroups will present proposed findings on economic impact, service concepts, and funding and governance to the HCT Task Force. Time will be allotted for public comment.

View presentation materials and video recording of January 25th HCT Task Force meeting:

Presentation

Video

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H-GAC 2045 Regional Transportation Plan Public Meeting
Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

H-GAC 2045 Regional Transportation Plan Public Meeting

H-GAC, the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is launching its second round of public outreach activities as we develop the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is a blueprint for prioritizing investments on transportation projects within the eight-counties that make up the Houston-Galveston metropolitan planning region and is updated every four years.

Six public meetings will facilitate dialogue on the most pressing transportation issues and provide opportunities for the public to contribute feedback and submit public comments. An expert panel will present “Transportation 101: What You Need to Know,” including discussion of what’s next for the 2045 RTP, draft selections from the 2018 “Call for Projects,” performance measures, air quality, and transportation conformity.

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

HERMANN PARK MASTER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING

  • Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion at McGovern Centennial Gardens (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hermann Park Conservancy is hosting a public meeting and wants to hear from you. Give your ideas and feedback on the Commons at Hermann Park, an exciting new addition located at the corner of Cambridge and Fannin Streets that will include a unique play area and plenty of gathering space for all Houstonians. This meeting is free and open to the public.

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Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

City Council Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

The TTI committee members review matters pertaining to the Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works Departments. The TTI committee meets monthly at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Julia Retta at Julia.Retta@houstontx.gov if you have questions or wish to receive email updates about meeting dates and agendas.

The February agenda includes updates on the Houston Permitting Center Plan Review and the Safe Streets Initiative. Time is reserved for public comments at the end of the meeting.


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METRONext Community Meeting for Montrose/ Neartown
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

METRONext Community Meeting for Montrose/ Neartown

METRO is coming back to the community to share the draft long-range transportation plan, designed with previous public input. This open house is an opportunity to learn what projects are being considered through 2040 and give direct feedback to METRO staff. The final plan will become the basis for a voter referendum this November.

Recommended routes through neighborhood (due to construction)

View full Schedule of Public Meetings.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Positive Interaction with Police Program (PIP) – Central Division PIP Meeting

  • 1602 State Street Houston, TX 77007 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Central One Division of Houston Police Department (HPD) hosts a monthly PIP meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, to allow residents of Montrose to meet and interact with local HPD officers to discuss crime and safety within their neighborhoods.

The speaker on Feb 5 will be from the Harris County Attorney's Office (Douglas Ray) who will speak on CHL (concealed handgun license) laws. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Jan
25
11:00 AM11:00

H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force

The High Capacity Transit (HCT) Task Force provides the H-GAC Transit Policy Council (TPC), which has the responsibility of recommending and approving regional transportation projects, an opportunity to analyze the economic impact of transit on our region, and to provide for better regional coordination.

At the January meeting, HCT workgroups will present proposed findings on economic impact, service concept, and funding and governance to HCT immediately after the January TPC meeting. Time will be allotted for public comment.

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TRANSIT VISIONS FROM METRO & H-GAC
Jan
23
12:30 PM12:30

TRANSIT VISIONS FROM METRO & H-GAC

  • Houston-Galveston Area Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Houston Tomorrow Civic Discussion

An important opportunity to learn about and discuss the METRONext Moving Forward Plan - a draft plan for the METRO service area through 2040 - and the H-GAC High Capacity Network 2045 Vision for the 8-county region. Carrin Patman is METRO Board Chair and Amanda Edwards is CoH At-Large Council Member. Patman and Edwards are members of the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council and co-chair the H-GAC High Capacity Transit Task Force.

Free event presented by Houston Tomorrow. Bring your lunch. RSVP to info@houstontomorrow.org.

Houston Tomorrow Jan2019.PNG
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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Celebration of Life for Patrick Walsh

  • Emancipation Park Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Patrick Walsh, who was Director of Planning and Development for the City of Houston, lost his courageous battle against glioblastoma brain cancer on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Pat was a pioneer in progressive changes for the City. He championed needed improvements that make a real difference to our neighborhoods - his passing is a great loss.

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Houston Chronicle: Patrick Walsh, who led development of Plan Houston, city bike plan, succumbs to cancer

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