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RULE §1.86Corridor Advisory Committees

(a) Purpose. The commission by order may create an advisory committee for any other corridor. The purpose of an advisory committee is to facilitate and achieve support and consensus from affected communities, governmental entities, and other interested parties in the planning of transportation improvements in the corridor for which it is created and in the establishment of development plans for that corridor. An advisory committee's advice and recommendations will provide the department with an enhanced understanding of public, business, and private concerns about the corridor for which it is created, facilitating the department's communications and project development objectives and resulting in greater cooperation between the department and all affected parties during project planning and development.

(b) Membership. An advisory committee may be composed of members of the following groups as deemed appropriate by the commission: affected property owners and owners of business establishments; technical experts; representatives of local governmental entities; members of the general public; economic development officials; chambers of commerce officials; members of the environmental community; department staff; and professional consultants representing the department.

(c) Duties. An advisory committee shall report to the executive director its advice and recommendations on transportation improvements to be made in the corridor for which it is created, including facilities to be included in a development plan for that corridor and upgrades and other improvements to be made to existing facilities located in that corridor, and on other corridor level planning and development matters as requested by the department. The corridor advisory committee may also provide information to, coordinate with, or request information relating to the planning and development of a segment of the corridor from a corridor segment advisory committee established under §1.87 of this subchapter (relating to Corridor Segment Advisory Committees). In developing advice and recommendations, an advisory committee will evaluate economic, political, societal, and demographic population trends affecting transportation, and will consider existing facilities, upgrades to existing facilities, new or planned facilities, multimodal solutions, and available financing options.

(d) Additional requirements. An advisory committee is subject to the requirements for operating procedures and reimbursement of expenses applicable to a department advisory committee under §1.85 of this subchapter (relating to Department Advisory Committees).

Source Note: The provisions of this §1.86 adopted to be effective September 15, 2010, 35 TexReg 8384; amended to be effective December 8, 2011, 36 TexReg 8239; amended to be effective December 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 8916; amended to be effective December 9, 2015, 40 TexReg 8796; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6814; amended to be effective December 4, 2019, 44 TexReg 7414

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