Houston TranStar is a unique partnership of four government agencies sharing resources under one roof to provide innovative transportation and emergency management services. With more than five million registered vehicles in its Southeast Texas service area, TranStar’s commitment to motorist safety and public education led to the creation of It’s Only a White Line for preventing deaths of stranded motorists and pedestrians.
Over a 10-year period, about 75 percent of stranded motorists who died in Harris County were standing outside their vehicles. It’s Only a White Line warns motorists against relying on a thin stripe of white paint to protect them from fast-moving traffic and teaches them how to get off the freeway as quickly and safely as possible.
TranStar formed the It’s Only a White Line Leadership Council to establish a unique collaboration among law enforcement, the medical community, transportation management, the towing industry, and auto insurance associations. The Council’s cross-section of experts play an active role in contributing valuable knowledge and practical solutions for measuring the impact of these preventable tragedies.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
Program Manager for Safety and Regional Incident Management Houston-Galveston Area Council
Houston Police Department
Auto Theft Division
WOS Adjunct Faculty
Cizik School of Nursing University of Texas Health Science Center
Traffic Incident Management Coordinator Texas Department of Transportation
SafeClear Operations Manager Tow and Go™
Assistant Chief EMS
Cy-Fair Fire Department
Executive Director Independent Insurance Agents of Houston