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House Committee on Transportation - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Mike Krusee, Chair
Larry Phillips, Vice Chair
Peggy Hamric, Chair - Budget & Oversight
William "Bill" Callegari
Carter Casteel
Joe Deshotel
Ismael "Kino" Flores
Fred Hill
G.E. 'Buddy' West
Charges
• Review the regulation of utilities by the Texas Department of Transportation relating to utility access along the edge of the road right-of-way and placement of utility facilities along public road rights-of-way. Recommend strategies for the Public Utility Commission and the Department of Transportation to deliver assets of value to the state.
• Study the relationship between Texas Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and other federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security. Review the effectiveness and efficiency of the funding process for airports, and capacity needs for commercial and private demands. Examine further needs with regard to private and public airports.
• Examine the transportation planning coordination of land use, including planning for large transportation corridors.
• Research and study the permissibility of rental care companies to sell used rental motor vehicles on credit union premises and other locations not continuously used for the conduct of used rental motor vehicle sales. Analyze comparative laws from other states permitting such sales by rental car companies on premises other than those owned by the rental car companies.
• Consider the rail relocation needs of the major metropolitan areas of Texas. Identify possible funding sources.
• Study the economic infrastructure of the state's main trade corridors with special emphasis on the ability to enhance trade and transportation through increased use of technology. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Border and International Affairs)
• Study the current border and coastal transportation infrastructure and any enhancements needed to meet gorwing international trade and economic development. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Border and International Affairs)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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