Houston-Galveston Area Council Hosts Panel Discussion on Transportation Safety

By Katharine Mohn



Contact: Katharine Mohn or Brooke Beall 





Houston-Galveston Area Council Hosts Panel Discussion on Transportation Safety 

Industry leaders to address leadership, driver, technology and law enforcement perspectives 


The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Freight Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy Ed Emmett and Jetco CEO / The GTI Group Executive Vice President Brian Fielkow, will host a virtual panel discussion entitled, “The State of Transportation Safety in Our Region” on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, from 1-3:30 p.m. CST. Led by Fielkow, the panel will include industry leaders from government, business and academia: 


  • DeAnn Crane, Program Manager at National Safety Council/Our Driving Concern 
  • Jeffrey A. Tippit, Police Officer at LaPorte Police Department, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit 
  • Jason Young, Account Manager at Houston Freightliner 
  • Cornelius Glaspy, Professional Commercial Vehicle Operator at Jetco Delivery 


The panelists will discuss safety leadership, employer resources that can help promote transportation safety, insight on safety in our region from law enforcement’s perspective, use of technology to keep us safer and safety from the perspective of an experienced, professional commercial vehicle operator. 


The panel discussion is open to the public and press. To join the webinar: 

  • Webinar ID: 992 3184 8611 
  • Passcode: 314632 


Submit panelist questions to veronica.green@h-gac.com 


About the Greater Houston Freight Subcommittee 

In order to establish an ongoing conversation between the elected officials who allocate transportation improvement funds and the private sector entities that use the transportation system, H-GAC set up a unique collaborative forum called the Greater Houston Freight Committee. Its goal is to ensure full incorporation of freight into the transportation planning process and to discuss freight transportation priorities, needs and solutions.  


About Houston-Galveston Area Council 

H-GAC is a voluntary association of local governments and local elected officials from the 13-county Gulf Coast planning region, which includes an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 7 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state and federal tax dollars; serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments; and helps analyze trends and conditions affecting the region. For more information, visit www.h-gac.com 


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