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House Committee on Transportation - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Mike Krusee, Chair
Larry Phillips, Vice Chair
Peggy Hamric, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Al Edwards
Timoteo Garza
Linda Harper-Brown
Fred Hill
James E. "Pete" Laney
Ken Mercer
Charges
• Review transportation best practices in other states to determine possible improvements in administration, operations, delivery of projects, and improving overall efficiency of the Department of Transportation.
• Review and study all existing legislation affecting the development of transportation infrastructure in areas adjacent to the Texas-Mexico border. Study international trade issues as they relate to transportation, the adequacy of existing infrastructure to facilitate international traffic related to trade, the potential for development of inter-modal hubs and other mixed use facilities which promote more efficient trade and economic development, and the opportunities for contracting with Mexico or any of the Mexican states for joint development of transportation infrastructure. (Joint interim charge with House Border and International Affairs Committee)
• Actively monitor and review Texas Department of Transportation's rulemaking, promulgation of policies and procedures, implementation of programs, and other activities related to the implementation of HB 3588, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. (Joint interim charge with Senate Infrastructure Development and Security Committee)
• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including identifying possible ways to merge or streamline agency functions to produce long term financial benefit to the State and better efficiency of the agencies.

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