Texas Transportation Code - Section 91.001. Definitions
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Section: 70.069 70.070 70.071 70.072 70.081 70.082 70.083 91.001 91.002 91.003 91.004 91.005 91.006 91.007 91.031
§ 91.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1) "Commission" means the Texas Transportation
(2) "Construction" includes design, planning, and
(3) "Department" means the Texas Department of
(4) "Maintenance facility" includes:
(A) a workshop;
(B) a service, storage, security, or personnel
(C) equipment for a facility described by
Paragraph (A) or (B).
(5) "Operation" includes policing.
(6) "Rail facility" means real or personal property,
or any interest in that property, that is determined to be necessary
or convenient for the provision of a freight or passenger rail
facility or system, including commuter rail, intercity rail,
high-speed rail, and tri-track. The term includes all property or
interests necessary or convenient for the acquiring, providing,
using, or equipping of a rail facility or system, including
rights-of-way, trackwork, train controls, stations, and
(7) "Revenue" includes a charge, toll, rent, payment,
user fee, franchise fee, license fee, fare, tariff, and other
(A) received in return for the use of:
(i) a rail facility; or
(ii) a service offered in connection with
the operation of a rail facility; or
(B) resulting from a sale or conveyance of a rail
(8) "Right-of-way" means a strip of land of a length
and width determined by the commission to be required, necessary,
or convenient for the provision of a rail facility or system and the
space over, under, or on the land where trackwork is to be located.
(9) "Station" means a passenger or freight service
building, terminal, station, ticketing facility, waiting area,
platform, concession, elevator, escalator, facility for
handicapped access, access road, parking facility for passengers,
baggage handling facility, or local maintenance facility, together
with any interest in real property necessary or convenient for
(10) "Surplus revenue" means:
(A) revenue that exceeds the department's debt
service requirements, coverage requirements of any bond indenture,
costs of operation and maintenance, and cost of expansion or
improvement of a rail facility or system; and
(B) reserves and reserve funds maintained by the
department under this chapter.
(11) "Trackwork" means track, track beds, track bed
preparation, ties, rail fasteners, slabs, rails, emergency
crossovers, setout tracks, storage tracks, drains, fences,
ballast, switches, bridges, and structures.
(12) "Train controls" includes:
(A) signals, lights, and other signaling;
(B) interlocking equipment;
(C) speed monitoring equipment;
(D) braking systems;
(E) central traffic control facilities; and
(F) communication systems.
(13) "Tri-track" means a triangular monorail beam
(A) constructed at a grade above surface modes of
(B) for use by dual-mode vehicles capable of
using the guideway or a highway; and
(C) with entrances accessible from and exits
accessible to highways.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, § 4.01, eff. June 21,
2003. Amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 281, § 1.01, eff.
June 14, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007