NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Monday, August 21, 2000

PLACE: Capitol Extension, E1.016

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro


The Senate Committee on State Affairs will meet in Austin, Texas to discuss
the following:

Evaluate the state's intermodal transportation planning efforts with an
emphasis on NAFTA-related trade corridors and their impact on both
metropolitan and rural areas of the state.  The Committee shall determine
whether the state is maximizing federal funding levels, and evaluate
alternative and innovative methods of transportation funding and develop
recommendations for their use.

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


Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need
auxiliary aids or services, such as interpreters for persons who are deaf
or hearing impaired, are requested to contact Cindy Hodges at (512)463-0380
at least one week prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made.