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Budget


The budget incorporates the HOTCOG fringe benefits rate of 39.95% and an administrative overhead rate of 5.64%. Volunteer time of the committee members was valued at a straight $30 per hour under “Rate Dollar” for Supporting Oversight Activities and does not include the value of fringe benefits or travel expenses.


Appendix

Transportation Code



CHAPTER 461. STATEWIDE COORDINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
§ 461.001. LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND CONSTRUCTION.

(a) Public transportation services are provided in this state by many different entities, both public and private. The multiplicity of public transportation providers and services,

coupled with a lack of coordination between state oversight agencies, has generated inefficiencies, overlaps in service, and confusion for consumers. It is the intent of this chapter:

(1) to eliminate waste in the provision of public transportation services;

(2) to generate efficiencies that will permit increased levels of service; and

(3) to further the state's efforts to reduce air pollution.

(b) This chapter shall be liberally construed to achieve its purposes.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) "Public transportation provider" means any entity that provides public transportation services if it is a governmental entity or if it receives financial assistance from a governmental entity, whether state, local, or federal. The term does not include private carriers that do not receive financial assistance from a governmental entity. It also does not include a person who provides intercity rail or bus service, commercial air

transportation, water transportation, or nonstop service to or from a point located outside this state. If a person provides both public transportation services and services that are not public transportation services, that person is included within the term only with regard to the provision of public transportation services and to the extent of those public transportation services.

(2) "Public transportation services" means any conveyance of passengers and their hand-carried baggage by a governmental entity or by a private entity if the private entity receives financial assistance for that conveyance from any governmental entity. It does not include intercity rail or bus service, commercial air transportation, water transportation, or nonstop service to or from a point located outside this state.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.003. RULES OF TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

(a) The commission by rule may:

(1) require a state agency that is responsible for ensuring the provision of public transportation services to contract with the department for the department to assume the

responsibilities of that agency relating to the provision of public transportation services; and

(2) require a public transportation provider to provide detailed information on its provision of public transportation services, including revenues, routes, maps,

categories of passengers served, number of passengers served, and equipment use and condition.

(b) Except with regard to health and human services programs funded by this state, the commission may not direct the planning or operations of an authority created or operating under Chapter 451, 452, 453, or 460.

(c) The commission shall adopt other rules, including rules defining terms, necessary to implement this chapter.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.004. DUTIES OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION.

(a) The department shall identify:

(1) overlaps and gaps in the provision of public transportation services, including services that could be more effectively provided by existing, privately funded transportation resources;

(2) underused equipment owned by public transportation providers; and

(3) inefficiencies in the provision of public transportation services by any public transportation provider.

(b) The department may contract with any public or private transportation provider for the department to arrange for the provision of public transportation services.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.005. ELIMINATION OF OVERLAPPING SERVICE.

(a) To eliminate waste and maximize efficiency, the department shall encourage public transportation providers to agree on the allocation of specific services and service areas among the providers. The department may incorporate these discussions in planning processes such as the development of the statewide transportation improvement program or a local transportation improvement plan.

(b) If public transportation providers do not reach an agreement on a service plan under Subsection (a), the department may develop an interim service plan for that area.

(c) The department may require that all or a percentage of the vehicles used to provide public transportation services comply with specified emissions standards. The standards may vary among geographic areas based on the need of each area to reduce levels of air pollution. This subsection does not apply to an authority created under Chapter 451, 452, 453, or 460.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.006. DUTIES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS.

Each public transportation provider shall cooperate with the department in eliminating waste and ensuring efficiency and maximum coverage in the provision of public transportation services.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.
§ 461.007. INCENTIVES FOR EFFICIENCY.

(a) Notwithstanding any other law, including a law establishing a formula for the allocation of public transportation grants, the commission may increase or reduce the amount of a grant made to a public transportation provider based on whether the public transportation provider is complying fully with this chapter.

(b) Notwithstanding any other law, the commission may consider whether a public transportation provider in a geographic area of this state is complying fully with this chapter in executing the commission's other responsibilities relating to that area.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 13.01, eff. Sept. 1,

2003.

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