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SENATE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE:
Transportation & Homeland Security
TIME & DATE:
10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 08, 2010
PLACE:
Region 16 Education Service Center, Amarillo
CHAIR:
Senator John Carona
For location and directions, access http://is.gd/bXnh8
The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security will
convene at the Region 16 ESC, Panhandle Conference Center, Room ABCD, 5800
Bell St., Amarillo, Texas 79109 to receive and consider invited and
public testimony regarding these interim charges:
CHARGE 3:
Recommend improvements to homeland security, including the state's
infrastructure and housing recovery operations.  Make recommendations for
incorporating best practices and addressing any gaps in existing
procedures, and disaster preparation and response, including volunteer
involvement, evacuation and sheltering and trauma care, and communications
interoperability.
CHARGE 7:
Study and make recommendations to expedite the environmental review
process for transportation projects.
CHARGE 9:
Review the 100 most congested roadway segments and determine if
alternative congestion relief modes have been identified to relieve
segments in areas where the addition of lanes is not possible. For
example, review whether TxDOT and MPOs should consider instituting park
and rides and encouraging employee flex times to relieve congested roadway
segments.
 
CHARGE 13:
Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate
Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, 81st Legislature,
Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation
needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Monitor the implementation of gang-related legislation passed during the
81st Legislature and its impact on drug cartel-related transnational gangs
and crime in Texas.
If you would like to testify, please limit oral remarks to 3 minutes.
Written testimony of any length is welcome; please submit 15 copies, with

your name on each copy, to the Committee Staff at the hearing.