S.B. No. 1077
relating to performance audits of certain regional transportation
       SECTION 1.  Subsection (c), Section 452.454, Transportation
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (c)  Each audit must include an examination of:
             (1)  one or more of the following:
                   (A)  the administration and management of the
                   (B)  transit operations; or
                   (C)  transit authority system maintenance;
             (2)  the authority's compliance with applicable state
law, including this chapter; and
             (3)  the following performance indicators:
                   (A)  subsidy per passenger, operating cost per
[passenger, per] revenue mile, and operating cost per revenue hour;
                   (B)  sales and use tax receipts per passenger;
                   (C)  fare recovery rate;
                   (D)  number of passengers per hour [average
vehicle occupancy];
                   (E)  on-time performance;
                   (F)  number of accidents per 100,000 miles; and
                   (G)  number of miles between mechanical service
[road] calls.
       SECTION 2.  Section 452.455, Transportation Code, is amended
by adding Subsection (c-1) and amending Subsections (g) through (j)
to read as follows:
       (c-1)  The subsidy per passenger is computed by subtracting
annual operating revenues from annual operating costs and dividing
that amount by the total number of passengers for the same period.
       (g)  The number of passengers per hour [average vehicle
occupancy] is computed by dividing the total number of annual
passengers [passenger miles] by the total number of [miles traveled
by authority] revenue vehicle hours [vehicles while in revenue
service for the same period. The annual passenger miles are
computed by multiplying the annual passenger trips and the average
distance ridden by passengers] for the same period.
       (h)  On-time performance is computed by determining an
annual percentage of revenue vehicle trips of revenue vehicles that
depart from selected locations at a time not earlier than the
published departure time and not later than five minutes after that
published time. On-time performance is computed only for fixed
route revenue service.
       (i)  The number of accidents per 100,000 miles is computed by
multiplying the annual number of accidents by 100,000 and dividing
the product by the number of miles for all service, including
charter and nonrevenue service[, directly operated by the
authority] for the same period. In this subsection, "accident"
             (1)  a collision that involves an authority's revenue
vehicle, other than a lawfully parked revenue vehicle, and results
in property damage, injury, or death; and
             (2)  an operating incident resulting in the injury or
death of a person on board or boarding or alighting from an
authority's revenue vehicle.
       (j)  The number of miles between mechanical service [road]
calls is computed by dividing the annual number of miles for all
service [directly operated by an authority], including charter
service and nonrevenue service, by the number of mechanical service
[road] calls for the same period.  In this subsection, "mechanical
service [road] call" means an interruption in revenue service that
is caused by revenue vehicle equipment failure that requires
assistance from a person other than the vehicle operator before the
vehicle can be operated normally.
       SECTION 3.  Subdivisions (2) and (4), Subsection (k),
Section 452.455, Transportation Code, are amended to read as
             (2)  "Passenger" or "passenger ["Passenger] trips"
means the number of all passenger boardings, including transfers,
but excluding charter passengers and carpool and vanpool passengers
whose trips are only coordinated by the authority.
             (4)  "Revenue vehicle" means a vehicle, or a
combination of rail vehicles comprising a train, that is:
                   (A)  used to carry paying passengers; and
                   (B)  operated by an authority or as a purchased
       SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1077 passed the Senate on
April 12, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1077 passed the House on
May 4, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, two present
not voting.
   Chief Clerk of the House