HB 1140

85(R) - 2017
House Transportation
Senate Transportation
House Transportation
Senate Transportation
Local Government
Transportation & Infrastructure

Companion Bill

SB 1334

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Charles Anderson


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the allocation categories for state funding of public transportation.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Current law states that the Texas Transportation Commission must allocate funding for public transportation on a biennial basis to urban, urbanized, and rural areas under an predetermined formula program.


House Bill 1140 would amend current Transportation Code by striking the terms urban, urbanized, and rural and replacing them with large urbanized, small urbanized and nonurbanized. Furthermore, the bill would define large urbanized as an urbanized area with a population greater than 200,000 and small urbanized as an urbanized area with a population less than 200,000. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

While the authority to make changes to certain public transportation funding mechanisms is clearly within the legitimate responsibility of the government, it is unclear whether this is a wise or necessary change of public policy. At face value HB 1140 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.