Bill Text: TX SB1464 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on future transportation needs for the year 2045.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2021-03-24 - Referred to Transportation [SB1464 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1464-Introduced.html
  87R5913 CXP-D
  By: Nichols S.B. No. 1464
  relating to a study by the Texas Department of Transportation on
  future transportation needs for the year 2045.
         SECTION 1.  DEFINITION. In this Act, "department" means the
  Texas Department of Transportation.
         SECTION 2.  STUDY. (a) The department, in consultation with
  the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, shall conduct a study on
  the state's projected transportation needs, costs, and the
  resulting benefits of meeting those needs for the year 2045.
         (b)  The study must:
               (1)  use models from the state's metropolitan planning
  organizations and rural planning efforts to capture regional and
  local transportation needs;
               (2)  incorporate current, high quality vehicle-based
  data sources to analyze changing travel patterns and behaviors;
               (3)  develop a forecast for alternative levels of
  mobility and infrastructure performance for:
                     (A)  highway maintenance;
                     (B)  urban mobility; and
                     (C)  rural connectivity;
               (4)  develop a range of future state transportation
  performance and infrastructure condition goals for the period
  covered by the study;
               (5)  develop and evaluate potential scenarios to
  account for:
                     (A)  innovations in vehicle technologies;
                     (B)  changes in travel behavior;
                     (C)  changes in workplace policies; and
                     (D)  strategies for innovative project design and
               (6)  evaluate current funding levels and dedicated
  funding streams, including anticipated funds transferred to the
  state highway fund under Section 49-g, Article III, Texas
  Constitution, or deposited to that fund under Section 7-c, Article
  VIII, Texas Constitution, to quantify the gap between likely
  funding and the amount required to meet a range of performance
               (7)  identify strategies and funding options to fill
  any gaps in transportation needs; and
               (8)  overlay information in the 2030 Committee's 2011
  report analysis for the period from 2010 to 2035 to compare the
  funding landscape and performance expectations in 2011 with the
  current outlook.
         SECTION 3.  COMMITTEE. The Texas Transportation Commission
  shall appoint a committee composed of experienced and respected
  business and community leaders in this state to provide guidance
  and direction to the department and the Texas A&M Transportation
  Institute for purposes of conducting the study required by this
         SECTION 4.  REPORT TO LEGISLATURE. Not later than December
  1, 2022, the Texas Department of Transportation shall submit a
  report to the legislature that includes the results of the study
  conducted under this Act and any associated recommendations.
         SECTION 5.  EXPIRATION. This Act expires January 1, 2023.
         SECTION 6.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  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, 2021.