SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE:†††† Transportation†

TIME & DATE:†† 9:00 AM, Wednesday, September 18, 2024†

PLACE:†††††††† E1.016 (Hearing Room)†
CHAIR:†††††††† Senator Robert Nichols†

 

The Committee will hear invited testimony only on the following interim

charges:

 

Transportation Funding: Assess the implementation of funding appropriated by the 88th Legislature for aviation, maritime ports, international points of entry, existing rail line operations, and public transportation from non-dedicated state funds and federal funds and make recommendations to ensure these sectors meet current demands and are prepared for future growth.

 

Autonomous Vehicle Safety: Evaluate autonomous vehicle operations, implementation, incident reporting, and accountability to law enforcement. Make recommendations to ensure public safety and transparency.

 

Reviewing Historic Accomplishments in Transportation: Review the implementations and outcomes of key transportation funding and policy initiatives since the 84th Legislature. Report on trends or patterns to guide future planning and governance.

 

The Future of Our Economy: Evaluate President Bidenís plan to transition to all-electric vehicles, and the impact on Texans and the state economy. Assess and report on the viability of the charging infrastructure, including the need for more charging stations and upgrades to the power grid, loss of gas tax revenue for transportation and public education, barriers to widespread adoption such as consumer costs for purchasing new vehicles and installing residential charging infrastructure, and the impacts to the oil and gas economy in Texas.

 

 

 

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