NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
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 corporations;
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.