Sound off on Texas 225 and Texas 146 transit
The Houston-Galveston Area Council has two workshops coming up to receive public comment for cities along the Texas 225 and Texas 146 corridors on solutions for transit options not involving cars, helping Bayport-bound trucks coexist with regular traffic, and the quality of future development.
The meetings are scheduled for:
Tuesday, Feb. 2: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St. in Baytown.
Thursday, Feb. 4: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Evelyn Kennedy Civic Center, 618 San Jacinto St. in La Porte.
The meetings are part of a planning study for a 257-square-mile section called the East Port area.
The area includes the cities of Kemah, League City, Seabrook, Webster, Clear Lake Shores, Deer Park, La Porte, Morgan's Point, Pasadena, Shoreacres, South Houston, Baytown, Galena Park, Jacinto City and unincorporated areas of Harris and Chambers counties.
Dickinson City Councilman Kerry Neves, who is chairman of the H-GAC's board of directors, said it is imperative that area residents attend the workshops.
We really want to hear from people," Neves said.
There are many instances where people have come in and spoken and have had an impact. We definitely want them to come out and talk."
Meredith Dang, H-GAC's land use transportation coordinator, said the most popular transit option not involving cars is commuter rail along Texas 3, which is being studied by the Goodman Corp. on behalf of several Galveston County cities.
There's interest in high quality development, especially in cities like Seabrook that were ravaged by Hurricane Ike and have redevelopment opportunities, she said.
For more information, visit www.h-gac.com.
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