NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, January 29, 2002

PLACE: El Paso, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro

University of Texas at El Paso, Natural Gas Conference Center


To consider the following:

I.    Roll Call

II.   Approval of Minutes

III.  Committee Business:

Discussion of Committee Charge #1:
     Actively monitor the Texas Department of Transportation's update of
the Texas Transportation Plan.  The Committee shall assess the plan in
terms of how it addresses relevent issues such as transportation funding,
traffic congestion, multimodal transportation, rural transportation
planning, NAFTA-related traffic, and establishment of acceptable levels of
service for mobility.

The Committee may make recommendations to improve upon planning procedures
used by the Texas Department of Transportation as well as statutory changes
necessary to facilitate implementation of the Texas Transportation Plan.
The Committee may also recommend solutions to the state's transportation
funding shortfall.

Discussion of Committee Charge #3:
     Evaluate developments related to the commercial trucking industry.
This study should include, but not necessarily be limited to, the
following: an evaluation of the state's ongoing efforts to enforce truck
safety regulations efficiently and fairly; developments at the state and
federal levels related to opening our highways to Mexican truck traffic;
and the effect of heavy truck traffic on our state and local roadways.


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