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The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s Transportation Policy Council (TPC) is comprised of transportation leaders representing a variety of cities, counties, and transportation modes in the Houston region.

This body is perhaps the most important long-term planning and decision-making body in the region, but many citizens and even elected officials throughout the region don’t know about the TPC and what it does. All regionally significant transportation projects must be approved by TPC as part of H-GAC’s duty to address major regional issues such as air quality.

Over the summer, Houston Tomorrow interviewed members of the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council to learn more about the council’s role in shaping the region. Houston Tomorrow will be posting two interviews per week beginning in August 2009. These will all be collected together into a report that we will publish at the end. Houston Tomorrow also publishes notes from the monthly TPC meetings.


Delvin Dennis, TxDOT, Houston District Engineer

James Patterson, Fort Bend County, Commissioner & TPC Chair

Sue Lovell, City of Houston, Council Member & Vice Mayor Pro-Tem

Frank Wilson, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, President & CEO

Alan Clark, H-GAC, Director of Transportation Department

Michael Hughes, City of Galveston, Attorney

Don Brandon, Chambers County, County Engineer

Tom Reid, City of Pearland, Mayor

Randy Redmond, TxDOT, Beaumont District Engineer

Ed Emmett, Harris County, County Judge

Scott Elmer, City of Missouri City, Director of Public Works

Larry Calhoun, City of Conroe, Downtown Manager

Brandon Capetillo, City of Baytown, Council Member

Mark Ellis, Gulf Coast Freight Rail District, Chairman

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