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COMMITTEE: Transportation

TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PLACE: E1.016 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Robert Nichols


The Committee will hear invited testimony only on the following topics and interim charges:


                Overview and update from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.


                Monitor any new and anticipated revenue appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation and make recommendations that address project prioritization and selection, effectiveness of staffing levels and project delivery methods.


                Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation during the 84th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:

1.Progress of the Texas Department of Transportation's
efforts to propose a plan to eliminate toll roads;

2.Removing eminent domain authority from private toll

3.Ending the issuing of any new debt from the Texas
Mobility Fund(TMF) and prohibiting future use of the
TMF on toll projects; and

4.The Sunset Advisory Commission's review of the
Department of Transportation.