Texas Transportation Code - Section 456.001. Definitions
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Section: 454.030 455.001 455.0015 455.002 455.003 455.004 455.005 456.001 456.002 456.003 456.004 456.005 456.006 456.007 456.008
§ 456.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Capital improvement" means the acquisition,
construction, or improvement of a facility, equipment, or real
property for use in public transportation service. The term
includes designing, engineering, supervising, inspecting,
surveying, mapping, relocation, right-of-way acquisition, housing
replacement, and other expenses incidental to the acquisition,
construction, or improvement.
(2) "Designated recipient" means an entity that
receives money from the United States or this state for public
transportation through the department or the Federal Transit
Administration or the administration's successor and is a transit
authority, a municipality not included in a transit authority, a
local governmental body, another political subdivision of this
state, or a nonprofit entity providing rural public transportation
(3) "Federal-Aid Highway Act" means the Federal-Aid
Highway Act of 1973 (49 U.S.C. Section 1602a).
(4) "Federal Transit Act" means the Federal Transit
Act (49 U.S.C. Section 5301 et seq.) and includes the Urban Mass
Transportation Act of 1964.
(5) "Federally financed project" means a public
transportation project that is partially financed under a program
of the United States for financing public transportation.
(6) "Local share requirement" means the amount of
money required of and available to a public transportation provider
in this state to match the amount available from the United States
for a federally financed project.
(7) "Operating expense" means an expense, including an
administrative expense, incurred in the daily operation of a public
(8) "Public transportation" means transportation of
passengers and their hand-carried packages or baggage on a regular
or continuing basis by means of surface or water, including fixed
guideway or underground transportation or transit, other than
aircraft, taxicab, ambulance, or emergency vehicle.
(9) "Ride-sharing activity" means transportation
provided by a vehicle equipped with rubber tires that carries 10 to
(10) "State-financed project" means a project for
which this state provides partial financing under this chapter.
(11) "Transit authority" means a municipality or a
metropolitan or regional authority in an urbanized area of over
200,000 population with a local transit tax.
(12) "Urbanized area" means an area with a population
of more than 50,000 so designated by the United States Bureau of the
(13) "Nonurbanized area" means an area outside the
boundaries of an urbanized area and so designated by the United
States Bureau of the Census.
(14) "Local funds" include:
(A) passenger revenues, notwithstanding any
statutory requirement to apply that money to offset operating
(B) money from the purchase of service
agreements, contract income, advertising revenue, local tax
receipts, and private donations;
(C) money provided by a political subdivision of
this state; and
(D) in-kind contributions.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended
by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 30.33(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1997;
Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 588, § 1, eff. June 2, 1997.
Last modified: August 11, 2007