About Commute Solutions

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

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.

Meet the Commute Solutions Team

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.

Francis Rodriguez joined the Houston-Galveston Area Council in 2014. She has a passion for connecting with people and communities. While at the agency, she’s led public engagement efforts including community outreach and developing community stakeholder relationships. Through collaboration with partners, Francis reaches a various audiences to help them find a commute solution!

Francis’ is bilingual in English and Spanish, whose parents moved to Houston from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is a first generation college graduate with a degree from the University of Houston-Downtown, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and a Minor in Psychology. While receiving her college degree, she worked at the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

In her spare time, you can catch her watching a Houston Astros game, spending time with her family, and playing fetch with her Yorkie.

Deborah serves as project manager for the Commute Solutions program. She specializes in developing and implementing travel demand management solutions for Commute Solutions Partners. Deborah has spent over 10 years advocating for better commute options through marketing, education, and outreach in the region.

She also holds a leadership role in the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), an international organization and leading advocate for commuter transportation. Deborah is certified in Telework through the Center for Urban Transportation at the University of South Florida.

When not focusing on your transportation needs, you can often find her traveling, cooking, writing children’s stories, and attending family gatherings.

Jamila is a Houston native with over 20 years of experience in managing community programs. Prior to joining H-GAC, Jamila worked with organizations across the nation to strengthen their Transportation Demand Management programs through technology. She also managed service and sales for the METRO STAR vanpool program and administered incentives for clean commuting for 23 counties in and around Atlanta.

Jamila holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and ethics. She has also earned a Transportation Demand Management- Certified Professional (TDM-CP) designation from the Association for Commuter Transportation.

When not thinking about ways to improve quality of life for communities, Jamila enjoys road trips and movie nights with her family.