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House Committee on Transportation - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Clyde Alexander, Chair
Judy Hawley, Vice Chair
Yvonne Davis
Al Edwards
Peggy Hamric
Fred Hill
Rick Noriega
Joe C. Pickett
David Swinford
Charges
• Study long-term financing options for mobility in Texas. Consider the most efficient and productive ways to fund the mobility fund, contingent upon its approval by the voters. Otherwise, consider additional options for long-term highway funding. Assess the effects of low-bid versus design-build contracting methods. Consider adoption of a level of service for mobility in Texas.

• Review and consider all issues related to truck transportation at the international border, including (a) the security and efficiency at check points, (b) truck safety, including compliance with weight regulations, and (c) the continuing impact of NAFTA, including commercial vehicle inspections.
• Gather information about the security of general aviation, rail and truck transportation, and Texas seaports. Review government regulations and business practices to determine whether legislation is needed to protect life and property and to detect, interdict and respond to acts of terrorism.

• Study the need for general aviation facilities and identify potential resources that could be used to support additional facilities.

• Consider opportunities to mitigate air quality problems in non-attainment areas by corridors or special routing of long-haul traffic, including interstate or NAFTA-related traffic.

• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.

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