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

Committee: House Transportation Funding, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Transportation Funding, Select, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Highway finance | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 T687f
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [27 pages  File size: 1,386 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. 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.

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