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Texas Transportation Commission Agenda


125 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701-2483

February 22, 2001

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(Delegation requests will be considered and action taken as may be appropriate)

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization/Capital Area Transportation Coalition Request construction funding for US 290 West/SH 71 from Williamson Creek to FM 1826, US 183 South from Loyola Lane to Boggy Creek and Interstate 35 North at Greenlawn Boulevard 

West Houston Association
Request accelerated construction of Interstate 10 (Katy Freeway) from Interstate 610 to the Fort Bend County line 

Alliance for I-69 Texas
Provide update on the development of this corridor from Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley through Northeast Texas to the Louisiana state line 

2. Approval of Minutes of the January 25, 2001, regular meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission and emergency meetings before the House Transportation Committee on February 6, 2001 and February 13, 2001.

3. Aviation
Approve funding for airport improvement projects at various locations (MO) 

4. Promulgation of Administrative Rules Under Title 43, Texas Administrative Code, Part I, Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, the Government Code, Chapter 2001:

a. Final Adoption

(1) Chapter 5 - Finance (MO)
Amendments to 5.43 and 5.44 (Payment of Fees for Department Goods and Services) 

(2) Chapter 9 - Contract Management (MO)
Amendments to 9.31, 9.33-9.38 and 9.41-9.43 (Contracting for Architectural, Engineering, and Surveying Services) 

(3) Chapter 21 - Right of Way (MO)
Amendments to 21.31, 21.43, 21.44, 21.48, 21.50, 21.51, 21.53, and 21.54 (Utility Accommodation) 

b. Rule Review 
In accordance with Section 9-10.13, Article IX of the General Appropriations Act, and Government Code, 2001.039, as added by Senate Bill 178, 76th Legislature, Readoption of 43 TAC Chapter 17, Vehicle Titles and Registration (MO) 

5. Traffic Operations

Various Counties - Approve additional environmental speed limits in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (MO) 

6. Transportation Planning

a. Harris County - Approve construction of on-state system direct connectors at IH 610/Spur 548 and IH 10 with the northern and southern termini of the toll-free extension of the Hardy Toll Road, at a cost not to exceed $17,000,000, and enter into any necessary agreements with the Harris County Toll Road Authority (MO)

b. Kerr County - Advance project to replace the Hermann Sons Road bridge on the Guadalupe River to Priority 1, Category 6B, Off-State System Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Program, of the 2001 UTP (MO)

c. Various Counties - Approve adjustments to participation ratios for projects located in economically disadvantaged counties (MO)

d. Various Counties - Approve policy for limiting frontage roads on new controlled access facilities (MO) 

7. State Infrastructure Bank

Harris County - City of Bellaire - In accordance with 43 TAC 6.32 (c), consider granting preliminary approval of an application from the City of Bellaire to borrow $3,180,000 from the State Infrastructure Bank to pay for an additional storm water trunk line within the IH 610 right of way in Bellaire (MO) 

8. Contracts

a. Award or rejection of highway improvement contracts
(see attached itemized lists)

(1) Maintenance (MO)

(2) Highway and Building Construction (MO) 

9. Routine Minute Orders

a. Speed Zones

Various Counties - Establish or alter regulatory and construction speed zones on various sections of highways in the state (MO) 

b. Load Zones

Various Counties - Revise load restrictions on various roads and bridges on the state highway system (MO) 

c. Highway Designation

Hunt County - SH 224 and BU 67-T - Removes the designation of SH 224 from the state highway system from SH 34 to BU 67-T; and redesignates a segment of SH 224 and BU 67-T from US 69 to IH 30 as State Highway Spur 302 in Greenville (MO) 

d. Right of Way Disposition, Purchase and Lease

(1) Bexar County - FM 1535 - Northwest San Antonio near Loop 1604 - Consider the lease of right of way for a bridge to the abutting landowner (MO)

(2) Bowie County - SH 93 at US 82 in Texarkana - Consider the sale of a tract of surplus right of way (MO)

(3) Cochran County - SH 114 south of West Grant Avenue southeast of Morton - Consider the sale of a surplus maintenance site (MO)

(4) Gray County - FM 291 northwest of Alanreed - Consider the exchange of a surplus right of way easement for new right of way (MO)

(5) Grayson County - SH 11 at US 69 in Whitewright - Consider the sale of a tract of surplus right of way (MO)

(6) Grayson County - US 69 at Echols Lane in Whitewright - Consider the sale of a tract of surplus right of way (MO) 

(7) Harris County - IH 610 at Buffalo Speedway in Houston - Consider the sale of access rights (MO)

(8) Montgomery County - US 75 at FM 2432 in Willis - Consider the sale of a tract of surplus right of way (MO) 

e. Eminent Domain Proceedings

(1) Various Counties - Request for eminent domain proceedings on noncontrolled and controlled access highways (see attached itemized lists) (MO)

(2) Harris County - Consider the condemnation of land to be acquired for addition to the Houston District Headquarters (MO) 

10. Executive Session Pursuant to Government Code, Chapter 551 

a. Section 551.071 - Consultation with and advice from legal counsel

b. Section 551.072 - Discussion of real property purchase, exchange, lease, donations

c. Section 551.074 - Discuss the evaluation, designation, reassignment, and duties of the individual district engineers, division directors, and office directors 

OPEN COMMENT PERIOD - At the conclusion of all other agenda items, the commission will allow an open comment period, not to exceed one hour, to receive public comment on any other matter that is under the jurisdiction of the commission. No action will be taken. Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. Speakers must be signed up prior to the beginning of the open comment period. 


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Enumerated agenda items are assigned numbers for ease of reference only, and will not necessarily be considered by the commission in that particular order.  

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, and readers of large print or Braille, are requested to contact Dee Hernandez at (512) 305-9536 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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