|Where:||125 E. 11th St.
Ric Williamson Hearing Room
Austin, TX 78701
|When:||Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
|Purpose:||To receive public comment on amendments to Chapter 31 concerning Public Transportation rules.
|Description:||The enactment of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, better known as MAP-21, made significant changes to parts of the Federal Transit Law. Additionally, MAP-21 created three new federal programs: §5339 Grant Program for Bus and Bus Facilities, addressed in new §31.30; §5329 Public Transit Safety Program, addressed in new §31.38; and §5326 Asset Management Program, addressed in new §31.51.
The changes align existing department policies and procedures with new or amended federal requirements in MAP-21 and updates from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Throughout the chapter, changes are made that apply to grammar and uniformity of terminology. Many of the word substitutions clarify intent or reflect changes in definitions.
|Contact:||Public Transportation Division