Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                            February 24, 2001
          TO:  Honorable Clyde Alexander, Chair, House Committee on
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB1225  by Hamric (Relating to eligibility of a
               navigation district to create a local government
               transportation corporation.), As Introduced
*  No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.        *
Local Government Impact
The bill would allow a navigation district to create a local government
transportation corporation to develop and promote public transportation
systems.  Initial start-up costs would be incurred consistent with the
creation of corporations and operating costs would be established and
incurred each subsequent year in accordance with duties and activities.
The Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation in Houston, while not a
local government entity, is an example of a transportation corporation
and indicates that annual operational costs, including salaries for two
executive staff and an administrative assistant, office space,
consumables, and equipment total about $200,000.  The corporation also
incurs costs of consultants for various projects conducted.  Costs for
projects vary depending on the type of project and length of completion
Source Agencies:   601   Texas Department of Transportation
LBB Staff:         JK, JO, MW