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Port of Houston Authority Commission Approves Insurance Coverage and Agreements for Track Construction Project

HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a special meeting held today, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved the purchase of insurance from various carriers for the Port Authority’s primary and excess property and casualty insurance coverage. The Commission also approved entering into agreements for the purpose of constructing and completing the Broadway Second Main Track Project. These business matters were the only two items on the agenda for the Special Meeting, today.

The next regular Port Commission meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 9:00 am.

Port Commission meetings take place in the fourth floor boardroom of the Port Authority Executive Building, 111 East Loop North (Exit 29 off Loop 610) in Houston.

Meeting agendas are available on the Port of Houston Authority website, http://www.portofhouston.com/the-port-commission/public-meetings/agendas.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

CONTACT: Lisa Ashley, Director, Media Relations Office: 713-670-2644; Mobile: 832-247-8179 E-mail: lashley@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority