84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to the establishment and operation of a motor-bus-only lane pilot program in certain counties.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated
This legislation amends the Transportation Code to require the Texas Department of Transportation
(TxDOT) to implement motor-bus-only pilot lane program for highways in Bexar, El
Paso, Travis,and Tarrant Counties, or surrounding counties, in conjunction Department of
Public Safety. This legislation also requires TxDOT to include bus driver
safety training, public awareness and education, bus operating rules, and roadside signs and
pavement markings, and requires TxDOT to fund the implementation of the program and participating mass transit entities would reimburse TxDOT for funds spent on implementation
of the system.
Vote Recommendation Notes
Increasing mobility in our state highway system is key to continuing Texas' economic success story. However, we are concerned that using existing lane shoulders would only add to traffic issues in urban areas, and take away the lane that could allow emergency responders to get to the scene of an accident quicker. We are opposed to HB 1324 in the interests of limited government