HGAC Welcomes New MPO Director
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) announced today it has hired Craig Raborn as its new director of transportation services. He will begin his position on Feb. 1. Raborn succeeds Alan Clark, who retired last fall after 37 years of service.
As transportation director, Raborn will lead transportation planning efforts for the eight-county Houston-Galveston metropolitan planning area, which includes the counties of Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller, and is home to 6.7 million residents. He will also help guide the Transportation Policy Council, the region’s transportation policymaking body, to establish future investment priorities and projects that support sustainable growth, increased safety and mobility, enhanced economic vitality, and superior quality of life.
“A world class transportation system is absolutely vital to the regional economy. The Houston-Galveston Area Council has made significant progress in working with local leaders, stakeholders, and residents to strengthen the region’s network and improve mobility,” said Raborn. “I’m looking forward to joining this great team and helping them take those efforts to the next level. By incorporating emerging technologies, innovative thinking, and public participation, we can help ensure transportation in the Houston-Galveston region remains safe, reliable, and accessible to all who live and work here now and in the future.”
TAG looks forward to working with Mr. Raborn to enhance our collective and cohesive advocacy efforts for the entire Houston region.