Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Transportation was held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Robert Nichols, Chair

Senator Don Huffines, Vice Chair



Senator Rodney Ellis



Senator Troy Fraser



Senator Sylvia Garcia



Senator Bob Hall



Senator Kelly Hancock

Senator Lois Kolkhorst



Senator Van Taylor









The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. The following business was transacted:


The Committee heard invited testimony on Agency Updates from the following:


Texas Department of Transportation


The roll was called, and a quorum was established.


Testimony from the Texas Department of Transportation continued.


Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Texas Department of Public Safety


Senator Hancock assumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


Senator Nichols resumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


 Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.


The Committee heard invited testimony on the following Interim Charges:


         Monitor any new and anticipated revenue appropriated to the Texas Department of transportation and make recommendations that address project prioritization and selection, effectiveness of staffing levels and project delivery methods.

Witnesses testifying and registering are shown on the attached list.

There being no further business, at 2:48 PM Senator Nichols moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.






Senator Robert Nichols, Chair




Amy Jeter, Clerk