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TranStar's Roadway Flood Warning System

May 31st, 2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 31, 2019) - Contact: - Joshua Shideler - 713-881-3044 - - - HURRICANE SEASON PREPAREDNESS: - TranStar’s Flood Warning System Alerts Motorists to Flooding on Local Roadways - - Flash flooding from sudden, heavy rains is a familiar danger to residents in Southeast Texas. With nearly half of all flood-related fatalities occurring in vehicles, getting up-to-the-minute information ...   more

   Business Article Flood Warning System.pdf

Houston TranStar and Flood Control District Win Awards

Feb 27th, 2019


Media Contacts: - Dinah Massie Joshua Shideler - 713-881-3311 713-881-3044 - - - TranStar’s Roadway Flood Warning System Wins Emergency Management, Public Works Awards - New technology available to motorists and first responders when next storm hits - - Houston TranStar, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) claimed two awards in the last two weeks for the development of an innovative, real-time flood warning proj ...   more

   2019-02-27 Flood Warning System TPWA EMAT Awards.pdf

Houston TranStar Wins Award for Roadway Flood Warning System

Nov 21st, 2018


TranStar’s Flood Warning System Wins ITS Texas Award - Local roadway flooding tool available to travelers when next hurricane strikes - - Houston TranStar and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) won an ITS Texas award on November 9 for an innovative, real-time flood warning system project completed earlier this year. - - “The Roadway Flood Warning System enhances traveler safety in the Greater Houston region by giving motorists information to avoid roadway flooding condition ...   more

   2018-11-21 Houston TranStar Wins ITS Award.pdf

Media Alert on Flood Warning System

Jul 23rd, 2018


MEDIA EVENT -- July 25, 2018 - - Media Contact: Dinah Massie - 713-881-3311 - - Houston TranStar Releases Flood Warning System for Local Roads - Innovative tool could save lives - - Officials at Houston TranStar have released an innovative roadway flood warning feature to help travelers plan trips and avoid flooded local roadways during rain events. The feature is available on TranStar’s real-time traffic map on the website and mobile app. - - “Although the Tr ...   more

   2018-07-25 Media Alert Flood Warning System.pdf

H-GAC Announces the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program

Jul 9th, 2018


July 9, 2018 - - Contact: - Kim Padgett / 713.588.4130 / kim@thepadgettgroup.com - - H-GAC Announces the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program - - HOUSTON – The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) announced today the launch of the Gulf Coast Regional Tow and Go™ Program, which provides no-cost towing for vehicles that break down from mechanical failure while traveling within the City of Houston on freeways with camera coverage. - - The regional quick clearance progr ...   more

Houston TranStar: Stay Safe in Your Vehicle

Feb 6th, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dinah Massie - Feb. 6, 2018 713-881-3000 - - Houston TranStar Cautions Motorists: When Stranded, Stay in Your Car - - A flat on the freeway, icy overpasses, extreme temperatures that overheat your engine, or a fender bender that causes you to pull to the side of the road: Possibilities for unexpected roadway incidents are as many as parts of a car. However, if you find yourself stranded on Houston-area roadways, you can plan to stay ...   more

   2018-02-06 Stay Safe in Your Vehicle.pdf

Website Records Shatter Hurricane Ike's

Sep 20th, 2017


MEDIA RELEASE - - September 20, 2017 - Contact: - - Dinah Massie - 713-881-3311 - - - Hurricane Harvey Activity Smashes Website’s Previous Records - Houston TranStar’s Website was ‘hardened’ in advance to prevent crashes, keep going - - Houston TranStar’s website, www.houstontranstar.org, proved itself a trusted, reliable information resource for travel conditions as Hurricane Harvey bore down, dumped some 50 inches of rain, and finally moved on, leaving the region l ...   more

   2017 Hurricane Harvey Web Stats Media Release.docx

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