Commute Solutions is a service of The Houston-Galveston Area Council. Funded through the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, we offer tools and resources for employers, commuters, colleges and universities, property managers, and others to reduce peak period traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Our goal is to connect the region’s employees and students with their best travel options. We focus on those who live or work in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties.
Through our Commute Solutions Partners program, we offer organizations customized travel demand management and telework plans, commuter surveys, zip code mapping, and other technical assistance. We also offer onsite implementation support and educational events.
For commuters, we work with our partners throughout the region to provide direct assistance, such as ride-matching support for carpools, connections to vanpools, transit pairing, bike maps and route help, and educational support for telework and compressed work weeks.
Trenée a native of Wisconsin, fell in love with transportation after participating in community outreach events for METRO STAR, a service of The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). In her former role, she provided direct to consumer marketing coordination and client retention. She is passionate about improving commuter experiences in our region and supports the Commute Solutions program through multiple initiatives.
Trenée holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, and a certificate in Social Behavioral Marketing for Transportation.
In her spare time, Trenée enjoys baking, writing, and spending quality time with her family.
Veronica possesses over 30 years of experience in travel demand management and specializes in commuter outreach.
Veronica is a proponent for clean air initiatives and has created much buzz around the region with her efforts. She implemented and advanced the Commute Solutions service while designing other programs to complement change.
Veronica has received numerous awards for demonstrating excellence in the area of transportation including the Inspiring Texas Women from the Women’s Business Initiative of Sterling Bank.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, attending church, and spending time with family and friends.
Michelle has over 20 years of community outreach experience focused on highway construction, transportation safety and research implementation.
A passionate advocate for transportation safety, she has managed campaigns focused on bike and pedestrian safety, driver and motorcycle rider awareness, and served as the statewide coordinator for Drive Clean Across Texas, an air quality awareness program.
Michelle currently serves as a Principal Program Coordinator on the Travel Demand Management (TDM) team.
She and her husband enjoy cooking, traveling, kayaking, and spending time with family.
Deborah specializes in developing and implementing travel demand management solutions for employers, universities, developers and property managers in the eight-county region.
A member of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), an international association and leading advocate for commuter transportation and TDM, she has spent over 10 years advocating for clean air through marketing and promoting commute alternatives by facilitating seminars, educational, and outreach events to a variety of audiences.
Deborah was born and raised in Ohio and is one of eleven siblings. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, writing children's stories, and family gatherings.
A native of Houston, Jamila has over 20 years of experience in managing community programs. Before joining the Houston Galveston Area Council's TDM team, Jamila worked with organizations across the nation to strengthen rideshare programs through technology. She also managed service and sales for the METRO STAR vanpool program in Greater Houston and administered incentives for clean commuting for 23 counties in and around METRO Atlanta.
Jamila's early career includes launching statewide and regional initiatives in partnership with esteemed nonprofit organizations such as, the American Library Association and PBS American Experience. Jamila holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and ethics.
When not thinking about ways to improve quality of life for communities, Jamila enjoys road trips and movie nights with her family.