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2 Document(s) [ Subject: VIA Metropolitan Transit ]

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.

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