Regional mobility plan under way

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Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta was among featured speakers at a June 22 Houston-Galveston Area Council symposium titled “The Power of Transit 2016.”

The Houston gathering included leaders from the 13-county H-GAC region.

Sebesta pointed out that the No. 1 problem in the region continues to be traffic congestion.

“Offering a more coordinated transit system to residents is crucial to maintain productivity and quality of life,” said Sebesta, who chairs the council’s Transportation Policy Council.

In progress is a regional Transportation Plan Update by H-GAC, a document designed to provide solutions for mobility and connectivity to a regional transit system in the future. The plan particularly looks to serve seniors, those with disabilities and low incomes, veterans and youth.

H-GAC is currently seeking input from residents in its “suggestion” box provided on its website,

H-GAC will hold two free workshops in July for residents and agricultural producers in Brazoria County.

An on-site septic system Visual Inspection Training for homeowners will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Brazoria County AgriLife Extension Offices, 21017 County Road 171 in Angleton.

Participants learn how to identify malfunctioning septic systems and other on-site sewage facilities through visual inspection.

A “Growing Green” workshop on July 23 allows agricultural producers to meet face to face with representatives from state and local agricultural groups, and hear more about financial incentives and technical assistance programs to improve agricultural production or to improve agricultural properties.

This workshop is also free, and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 23, at the AgriLife Extension Offices, 21017 County Road 171, Angleton.

Email Paniz Miesen at [email protected] for more information.

Story by Nicole Jones

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