Planning for Tomorrow's Transportation Challenges


The Houston-Galveston region is the nation’s sixth largest metropolitan area with a population of more than six million people. Driven by a robust economy, the region’s projected growth will reach more than 10 million people and 4 million jobs by 2040.

Since 1974, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) has coordinated transportation planning efforts for an eight-county region that includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties. Each year, H-GAC oversees the investment of approximately $1 billion in transportation improvement projects and provides a forum for interagency cooperation and public input into funding decisions. H-GAC also sponsors and conducts studies, assists county and municipal planning agencies, and monitors compliance with national air quality standards.

Much of the region’s economic success is attributed to its transportation system, including roadways, transit facilities, ports and airports. Consequently, the region’s future will be shaped by the capacity of the transportation system to adapt to changing needs. The projects below will examine existing conditions and provide recommendations for improving transportation within their study areas.


SH 146 Subregional Study

H-GAC is conducting a study of the SH 146 corridor and the surrounding area.

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Waller County Transportation Plan

A plan to improve transportation in Waller County.

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Ports Area Mobility Study

This study will analyze the supply chains linking the region's four deepwater ports.

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Regional Transit Framework Study

Public transportation services to meet the region's needs to 2040.

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