© December, 2000
Carole Keeton Rylander
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Report of the e-Texas Commission

e-Texas Chapter 10 | ...in 2010 | Endnotes


[1] Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics 1998 (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/hs98/hs98page.htm). (Internet document.)

[2] Testimony of David M. Laney and Robert L. Nichols before the Texas House Committee on Transportation, “Texas Transportation Overview,” Austin, Texas, February 2, 2000, p. 2.

[3] Testimony of David M. Laney before the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs and the Texas Senate Special Committee on Border Affairs, “Financing Texas Transportation,” Austin, Texas, January 11, 2000, p. 10.

[4] Population estimates by the Texas State Data Center at Texas A&M University, (http://www.window.state.tx.us/ecodata/popdata/popfiles.html). (Internet document.)

[5] Texas Department of Transportation, District and County Statistics (DISCOS), Finance Division, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1999 (Austin, Texas, November 1990 and November 1999), p. 55.

[6] Texas Department of Transportation, Effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the Texas Highway System, by Louis Berger and Associates, Dye Management Group, and Street Smarts (Austin, Texas, December 1998), p. 3. (Consultant report.)

[7] Texas A&M International University, Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development, Border Trade Data, March 3, 2000 (http://www.tamuiu.edu/coba/bti/bridge/trucks/trknorth99.htm). (Internet document.)

[8] US Department of Transportation, Transborder Surface Freight Data, 1993-1999, (Laredo, Texas), September 5, 2000 (http://www.bts.gov/ndtda/tbscd/reports/us_mex_99_Truck.html). (Internet document.)

[9] Texas Department of Transportation, Effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the Texas Highway System, pp. 18-23.

[10] Texas Department of Transportation, Effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the Texas Highway System, p. A-VIII: 2.

[11] American Highway Users Alliance, Unclogging America’s Arteries: Prescriptions for Healthier Highways, by Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (Washington, DC, November 1999) (http://highways.org/cdrom/unclog.html). (Internet document.)

[12] David Schrank and Tim Lomax, The 1999 Annual Mobility Report: Information for Urban America, (College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press), (November 16, 1999), p. III-8.

[13] Linda Harper-Brown and Jack Miller, “Population Overriding Texas Roads,” The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, July 30, 2000), p. 6J.

[14] E-mail from Jefferson Grimes, Legislative Affairs, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, August 25, 2000.

[15] ITS Australia, “ITS in Australia” (www.itsa.uts.edu.au/article.html). (Internet document.)

[16] Richard Bishop, “Low-Speed Automation,” ITS World (November/December 2000), p. 42.

[17] These are not all currently available.

[18] Marios Zenios, “Telematics: the Future is in the Car,” ITS World (January/February 2000), p. 26.

[19] Richard Bishop, “Automatic for the People,” ITS World (March/April 2000), p. 16.

[20] Texas Department of Transportation, “Daily Road-User Costs, Incentives and “A + B” Bidding, ”Contract Administration Handbook for Construction Projects,” February 2000, Chapter 4, Section 8 (Austin, Texas, February 2000) (http://manuals.dot.state.tx.us:80/dynaweb/colconst/[email protected]_Book Text View). (Internet document.)

[21] American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Primer on Contracting 2000 (http://www.aashto.org/info/primer/primer_1-18.html). (Internet document.)

[22] Transportation Research Board/National Research Council, “Innovative Contracting Practices,” Transportation Research Circular (Washington, DC, December 1991), p. 22.

[23] Interview with Amadeo Saenz, district engineer, Texas Department of Transportation, Pharr, Texas, April 12, 2000.

[24] Ohio Department of Transportation News Release, March 22, 2000.

[25] The warranty also covers maintenance of drainage works and all structures for 10 years, and can be voided only in the event of a hazardous waste spill, natural disasters, or damage by state maintenance crews.

[26] New Mexico Department of Transportation, “New Mexico Corridor 44 Project,” presentation by Charlie Trujillo, New Mexico deputy secretary of Transportation, at the Design-Build for Transportation Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 23, 1999, p. 3.

[27] Interviews with Dallas and Waco Texas Department of Transportation district personnel, (Dallas and Waco, Texas, January 26, 2000).

[28] Interview with Amadeo Saenz, April 12, 2000.

[29] Telephone interview with Dennis Shea, Virginia Department of Transportation, (Columbia, South Carolina, April 16, 2000).

[30] South Carolina Department of Transportation, “27 in 7: Peak Performance at SCDOT” (Brochure.), (South Carolina, August 24, 2000).

[31] Texas Department of Transportation, Strategic Plan 1999-2003 (Austin, Texas, June 15, 1998), p. I-9.

[32] California Department of Transportation, Final Report on the Finance Provisions of the AB 680 Transportation Project Development Franchise Agreements, by Price Waterhouse (Sacramento, California, February 22, 1991). (Consultant report.)

[33] Telephone interview with Jennifer Mayer, Western Resource Center, Federal Highway Administration, San Francisco, California, August 7, 2000.

[34] “Transportation Projects Funded,” Engineering News Record (October 4, 1999), p. 16.

[35] E-mail from Jefferson Grimes, legislative liaison, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, Texas, July 31, 2000.

[36]Texas Department of Transportation, Moving Texas into the 21st Century: Strategic Plan, (Austin, Texas, June 1, 2000), p. 36.

[37] Texas Department of Transportation, Report to the Commission, Austin, Texas, July 2000.

[38] Comments at e-Texas Transportation hearing, Arlington, Texas, May 9, 2000.

[39] Texas Department of Transportation, “A+B Bidding Report,” (Austin, Texas, May 2000).

[40] “Work Thrives in San Antonio,” Engineering News Record (June 5, 2000), p. 16.

[41] Texas Transportation Code Chapter 223 relates to bids and contracts for highway projects and 223.001 specifies competitive bids will be used for contracts that improve a highway or materials to be used in the construction and maintenance of highways.

[42] Federal Highway Administration, “Design Build Projects Approved Under SEP-14,” Washington, DC, May 2, 2000.

[43] “Influx of Design-Build Plans Enter Texas Highway Future,” Engineering News Record, (April 24, 2000), p. 16.

[44] Response by the Texas Department of Transportation to Hagler Bailly’s information request, January 20, 2000.

[45] Texas Department of Transportation, Funding Category Workshop Manual (Austin, Texas, November 2 and 3, 1999).

[46] Texas Department of Transportation, Cost Effectiveness Index 1991 Project Development Task Force Report (Austin, Texas, 1991), pp. 2-5.

[47] Texas Department of Transportation responses to Hagler Bailly’s information requests June 2, 2000 and June 7, 2000.

[48] Telephone interview with Steve Richards, Project Manager, Morrison Knudsen, August 18, 2000.

[49] Texas Department of Transportation responses to Hagler Bailly’s information requests June 2, 2000; and June 7, 2000 telephone interview with John Murray, district manager, Penske Truck Leasing, Greensboro, North Carolina, May 2, 2000.

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