Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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 Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Robert Nichols, Chair



Senator Bob Hall, Vice Chair



Senator Brandon Creighton



Senator Sylvia Garcia



Senator Kelly Hancock



Senator Juan Hinojosa



Senator Lois Kolkhorst



Senator Charles Perry



Senator José Rodríguez






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The Committee heard invited testimony on the following Interim Charges:


·         Project Acceleration: Study and make recommendations regarding segregating state and federal transportation funding to accelerate project delivery.


·         TxDOT analysis on the effect of funding allocations made in the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) and project selection decisions on accomplishing goals described in the statewide transportation plan.




Senator Hall assumed the chair.


Testimony continued.


Senator Nichols resumed the chair.


Testimony continued.

·         Monitoring Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Transportation during the 85th Legislature, Regular Session and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, monitor the following:

All witnesses are shown on the attached list.


There being no further business, at 11:39 AM 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