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RULE §25.602Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Class of vehicle--All or any of the types of vehicles, machines, tractors, trailers, or semitrailers, or any combination thereof, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used on a highway. A class of vehicle includes, but is not limited to:

    (A) a semitrailer;

    (B) special mobile equipment;

    (C) a trailer; or

    (D) a truck.

  (2) Commission--The Texas Transportation Commission.

  (3) Controlled access facility--As defined in Transportation Code, §203.001, a designated state highway to or from which access is denied or controlled, in whole or in part, from or to adjoining real property or an intersecting public or private way, without regard to whether the designated state highway is located in or outside a local jurisdiction as defined in this subchapter.

  (4) Department--The Texas Department of Transportation.

  (5) District--One of 25 geographical areas, managed by a district engineer, in which the department conducts its primary work activities.

  (6) Executive Director--The executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation or his or her designee.

  (7) Highway--A public roadway that:

    (A) is in the designated state highway system;

    (B) is designated a controlled access facility; and

    (C) has a minimum of three travel lanes, excluding access or frontage roads, in each direction of traffic that may be part of a single roadway or may be separate roadways that are constructed as an upper and lower deck.

  (8) Local jurisdiction--A home-rule, general law, or special law municipality, incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas or any of the state's 254 counties.

  (9) Order--A resolution or order of a county commissioners court or municipal ordinance.

  (10) Restricted lanes--two or more lanes restricted by class of vehicle.

  (11) State highway system--The system of highways in the state included in a comprehensive plan prepared by the executive director with the approval of the commission, in accordance with Transportation Code, §201.103.

  (12) Written transcript--A verbatim record of a meeting required under this subchapter as prepared and certified by a court reporter or by an employee of a local jurisdiction and certified by an appropriate official of a local jurisdiction.

  (13) Commercial motor vehicle--Has the meaning assigned by Transportation Code, §548.001.

  (14) Construction or maintenance work zone--Has the meaning assigned by Transportation Code, §472.022.

Source Note: The provisions of this §25.602 adopted to be effective February 19, 1998, 23 TexReg 1326; amended to be effective January 8, 2004, 29 TexReg 230; amended to be effective December 9, 2015, 40 TexReg 8798

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