NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State Affairs

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM, Friday, May 26, 2000

PLACE: Brownsville, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Florence Shapiro


The Senate Committee on State Affairs and the Special Committee on Border
Affairs will meet in a joint hearing at 8:00 a.m. at the Brownsville Public
Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, Texas.

     Discussion of Committee Charge #1:  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 address all modes of transportation including
highways, farm-to-market roads, turnpikes, mass transit, aviation,
railroads, and water traffic.  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.  The Committee shall coordinate study of this issue with
the Special Committee on Border Affairs.

                            NOTICE OF DEADLINE

Persons wishing to submit information pertaining to any Committee charges
should do so in writing by June 12, 2000.  Time allowances may prevent
review of any materials recieved after this date.


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.