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Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Amtrak | County government | Freight | Gulf Intracoastal Waterway | Highway finance | Highway maintenance | Highway planning | Highways | Light rail transit systems | Mass transit | Motor vehicle registration | Motor Vehicles, Texas Department of | Municipalities | Natural gas fields | Panama Canal | Ports | Railroads | Rural areas | Semi-trailer trucks | Tax increment reinvestment zones | Traffic | Traffic safety | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of | Vehicle safety inspections |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 T687
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate actions by state agencies under the committee's jurisdiction to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Consider the cost-saving outsourcing of technologies and recently developed practices, such as the conversion of roadways, used by the Department of Transportation designed to demonstrate savings. Identify and make recommendations on the credibility and effectiveness of these goals.
2. Monitor the usage of state funds by the Texas Department of Transportation for improving road quality in areas impacted by Energy Sector activities.
3. Evaluate the status of Texas's port system, including a review of the structure and operations of the Maritime Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
4. Evaluate the status of passenger and freight rail in Texas, including a review of the structure and operations of the Rail Division of the Texas Department of Transportation.
5. Review the state of our current transportation infrastructure outside of the five most populous areas. Explore future needs of our infrastructure and make recommendations to ensure long-range sufficiency.
6. Monitor the implementation of the "Turn-Back Program" by the Texas Department of Transportation, specifically its fiscal impact to municipalities and taxpayers.
7. Examine county authority to utilize tax increment financing and transportation reinvestment zones to fund transportation projects.
8. Monitor and review the efforts of the Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Texas Technology Task Force (TTTF). The TTTF shall study emerging transportation, communication, and computing technologies and determine physical infrastructure and system components that TxDOT or other state departments would need to provide to enable selected technologies. The task is to be completed by TTTF as directed by SB 1 (83R), item 44, Article VII-31. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Technology)
9. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Bridges | Environmental protection | Federal funds | Highway finance | Highway maintenance | International trade | Mass transit | Panama Canal | Ports | Texas Mobility Fund | Traffic | Transportation | Transportation planning | Transportation, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 T687
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [61 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the state of our current transportation infrastructure, including studying roadway, bridge, and waterway quality and long-range plans by the Texas Department of Transportation for maintaining these assets. Explore future needs of our infrastructure for the next decade and make recommendations to ensure long-range sufficiency.
2. Study the state's preparedness for the expansion of the Panama Canal and determine whether the state's infrastructure is ready for the increase in commerce.
3. Conduct a thorough review of the operations of transit organizations in Texas. Explore possible reforms to streamline and improve services to Texans.
4. Study the environmental review process for transportation projects and monitor the implementation of reforms newly passed by the 82nd Legislature. Continue to work with all stakeholders to develop any necessary changes. (Joint with the House Committee on Environmental Regulation)
5. Study transportation funding reforms and develop long-term state funding recommendations, with an eye on any federal reforms that become law. Explore options to eliminate "diversions" from Fund 6 to non-transportation-related programs. (Joint with the House Committee on Appropriations)
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Charge 5 Metropolitan transit authorities
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on State Affairs report to the 77th Legislature : charge 5, metropolitan transit authorities.
Subjects: Mass transit |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 st29a 5
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 154 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the funding and expenditures of metropolitan transit authorities (MTAs) and budgetary relationships that MTAs have with the cities they serve. The Committee shall analyze the overall fiscal management of the MTAs and the effectiveness of their delivery of services on a cost-benefit basis.
Committee: Senate Transportation, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Texas Senate Interim Committee on Transportation : a report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: Capital Metro | Dallas Area Rapid Transit | Highway finance | Mass transit | Metropolitan Transit Authority | Railroad crossings | Traffic | Transportation, Texas Department of | VIA Metropolitan Transit |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 t685
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [91 pages  File size: 8,156 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and make any necessary recommendations on whether current methods of financing transportation projects allow the state to respond adequately to increases in population and congestion, including review of systems used in other states.
2. Identify viable, alternative modes of transportation to ease highway and local road congestion and evaluate whether the state adequately promotes alternative modes of transportation.
3. Study and determine if legislative action is needed on current funding mechanisms for metropolitan transit authorities and examine whether needed services are being provided in a cost-effective manner.
4. Study the incidence of railroad related accidents and fatalities in Texas and determine whether legislative or administrative action should be pursued.
Committee: House Ways and Means
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Ways and Means Committee, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Business taxes | Capital Metro | Dallas Area Rapid Transit | Franchise taxes | Mass transit | Metropolitan Transit Authority | Property taxes | Tax system | VIA Metropolitan Transit | Wildlife management areas |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 w368
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [37 pages  File size: 1,238 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review any fund balances attributable to excess sales tax revenues of Metropolitan Transit Authorities, including the Authorities' plans for use of the balances.
2. Study features of the franchise tax that enable companies to minimize or avoid tax liability, including the conversion to non-corporate business forms and changing location of the payor.
3. Make an assessment of the revenue impacts on state and local governments of amendments to the Tax Code enacted by the 73rd and 74th Legislatures. The assessment should include amendments with delayed implementation dates.
4. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including implementation of the constitutional amendment granting open space valuation to real property under wildlife management.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature / Texas House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation.
Subjects: Air transportation | Hazardous substances | Mass transit |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 t687
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,338 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the transportation of hazardous materials into the state, jointly with the Committee on Science and Technology.
2. To describe in quantitative terms the importance and benefits of Texas' public transit systems, to describe the needs of Texas' transit systems over the next four years, and to suggest appropriate roles for the State of Texas in fostering the continued development of its public transit systems. *
3. To study the state's role in aviation. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas transit : benefits, needs and future public policy, final report / Texas Transit Association.
Library Call Number: L1836.69 t687p
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [99 pages  File size: 3,690 kb]
Committee: House Rail Passenger Service in Texas, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Preliminary report of the Joint Committee to Study Rail Passenger Service in Texas to the Texas State House of Representatives.
Subjects: Mass transit | Railroads |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 r132
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [166 pages  File size: 5,843 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study all aspects of rail passenger service in Texas with specific emphasis on its feasibility, projected usage, cost to public and private sectors, and the steps necessary to begin implementation of a program should the Committee's conclusion be that a system is feasible. In its study, the Committee should make diligent use of private sector sources such as the banking industry, engineering firms, energy consortiums, municipal governments, and others. The Committee shall prepare a report of its findings and recommendations to be presented to the 68th Legislature.
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 67th Legislature / Transportation Committee, House of Representatives ; 66th interim study report.
Subjects: Air transportation | Highway construction | Highway finance | Litter | Mass transit | Railroad crossings | Semi-trailer trucks | Traffic safety |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 t687
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [224 pages  File size: 10,203 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. Procedures suggested for this purpose during the last interim are recommended. The agencies include: Civil Air Patrol Commission; Texas Railroad Commission (partial); Department of Public Safety (partial - Traffic Law Enforcement Division); Department of Highways and Public Transportation; Texas Aeronautics Commission; Texas Motor Vehicle Commission; Texas Transportation Institute.
2. Examine the present uses of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission's Public Mass Transit Fund and explore incentives that will encourage cities to develop systems and programs through the use of these monies.
3. Evaluate the design plan for implementing the State Airport Development Fund administered by the Texas Aeronautics Commission.
4. Review the administration of highway contract construction funds and suggest ways to expedite utilization of these funds.
5. Determine the extent to which the economy and public safety of Texas citizens are affected by litter and spills from trucks and other motor vehicles operating on Texas highways.
6. Study the railroad crossing situation in Texas to determine the jurisdiction over railroad crossing safety.
7. Study the merits and demerits of deregulation of the trucking industry in terms of both interstate and intrastate implications.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Public Transportation Fund
Library Catalog Title: Public Transportation Fund / Texas House Committee on Transportation.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 t687p
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: House Transportation
Title: List of subcommittees
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 T687 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Public Mass Transit Fund Study Report
Library Catalog Title: Public Mass Transit Fund Study Report / Texas House Committee on Transportation.
Library Call Number: L1836.66 t687pm
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report / Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit.
Subjects: Mass transit | Transportation planning |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 m381i
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,494 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study public transportation programs in Texas and assess the state's role in future transportation developments. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit
Title: A statement made before a joint meeting of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit and the House Committee on Transportation
Library Catalog Title: A statement made before a joint meeting of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit and the House Committee on Transportation / by R.W. Holder concerning intercity passenger travel.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 t687 i
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: What mass transportation means to Texas : legislative or other state assistance needs for resolution of transportation goals.
Subjects: Mass transit |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 m381
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [174 pages  File size: 5,186 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study state policies with regard to the efficient administration of a mass transit program. *
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Transportation in Texas : where are we going? ; Interim report of the House Transportation Committee to the 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Air transportation | Electric utilities | Highway finance | Mass transit | Telephone service | Transportation |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 t687
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [46 pages  File size: 2,616 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study current issues related to public transportation, inter-city travel, aviation, highway planning and finance, and utility regulation. *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Transportation
Title: A legal brief on state regulation of intrastate air transportation
Library Catalog Title: A legal brief on state regulation of intrastate air transportation / prepared for the Subcommittee on Intrastate Air Systems.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 t687sa
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Transportation
Title: A statement made before a joint meeting of the Sentate Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit and the House Committee on Transportation
Library Catalog Title: Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit and the House Committee on Transportation / by R.W. Holder concerning intercity passenger travel.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 t687i
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Transportation
Title: Report to the Texas House of Representatives on telephone utility regulation
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Texas House of Representatives on telephone utility regulation / prepared at the request of the Chairman of the Transportation Committee [by] Jane Anne Hart.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 t236
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: Senate Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: An action program for urban Texas; report / of the Senate Interim Committee on Urban Affairs.
Subjects: Affordable housing | Job training programs | Mass transit | Substandard housing | Traffic | Urban areas | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 ur1
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [71 pages  File size: 3,056 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Make a study of urban problems within the State of Texas to determine the most effective method or methods of controlling and eliminating these urban problems, giving special consideration to the expansion of state services on urban problems to local governmental bodies through an urban affairs agency.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Urban Affairs
Title: Minutes, general purpose and plan, schedule of committee hearings, news articles
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 UR1M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [13 pages  File size: 14,960 kb]
Committee: Senate Urban Affairs
Title: Testimony by Gene Rodriguez, Jr., Director, Concentrated Employment Program, San Antonio, Texas, May 8, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 UR1TR
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [60 pages  File size: 59,582 kb]

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