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House Committee on Transportation Funding, Select - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Larry Phillips, Chair
Eddie Rodriguez, Vice Chair
Roberto Alonzo
William "Bill" Callegari
Drew Darby
Ryan Guillen
Patricia Harless
Todd Hunter
Edmund Kuempel
Armando Martinez
Ruth Jones McClendon
Joe C. Pickett
Wayne Smith
Senfronia Thompson
Vicki Truitt
Charges
• The committee shall study and make recommendations regarding transportation funding needs for the State of Texas. As part of its work, the committee shall:

(1) focus on the need for increased transparency and accountability in all facets of transportation planning, development, and implementation;

(2) review the current funding options being utilized to determine their effectiveness at meeting future funding demands;

(3) analyze the amount of funding needed to meet future transportation infrastructure and maintenance needs;

(4) assess the dollars per mile spent in construction (considering the state's varying geographic, environmental, and climate conditions) to determine whether our state is making efficient use of current transportation funding resources;

(5) explore innovative approaches to encourage local government entities to participate in the development of critically needed transportation projects; and

(6) consider the feasibility of using alternative funding options at the state and local levels to meet the expected growth and demand for transportation infrastructure, rail relocation, and high speed rail.

Note:
Established under Rule 1, Section 16 (Proclamation, Speaker Joe Straus, 2/19/2010).

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