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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1977-2003

II. Annual Reports and Work Plans, 2002-2005

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Urban Transportation Commission

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Commission.
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Urban Transportation Commission
Inclusive Dates: 1977-2005
Abstract: The Urban Transportation Commission was established by the Austin City Council in 1976 to serve as an advisory board for the Urban Transportation Department that has been created in 1973. Today the Commission advises the City Council, City Manager and other transportation-related departments (Urban Transportation Department no longer exists) concerning transportation-related matters. The collection includes meeting agendas, minutes and backup materials dated from 1977 to 2003 as well as annual reports and work plans dated 2002 to 2005.
Identification: AR.2014.018
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box and 4 rolls of microfilm)
Location: Archives Stacks, Microform Room
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Boards and commissions are an established feature of Austin's municipal government. State, federal and Charter provisions establish several of the City's boards and commissions, while most result from the passage of ordinances. Boards and commissions address a multitude of topics including planning, zoning, transportation, parks, libraries and the airport. Their influence and value are significant because they lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider, by offering citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process. A full list of the current City of Austin boards and commissions is available on the City of Austin website.

The Urban Transportation Commission was established by the Austin City Council by Ordinance 760122-B in 1976 to serve as an advisory board for the Urban Transportation Department that has been created in 1973. Today the Commission advises the Austin City Council, City Manager and all other transportation-related departments concerning transportation-related matters including: transportation energy conservation matters grant applications; streets and highways; bus and rail service; pedestrian and bikeway programs and projects; safety related programs and projects; provision for the needs of the mobility impaired; transportation franchise requests, renewals, rate adjustments, and hours of operation.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes meeting agendas, minutes and backup materials as well as annual reports and work plans. The meeting agendas, minutes and backup materials (includes reports, resolutions, studies, ordinances, recommendations to City Council, applications for street, alley or right of way vacations, taxi license agreements) dated from 1977 to 2003 are on microfilm. In addition there are annual work plans dated from 2002 to 2005 that were filed with the City of Austin Office of the City Clerk as required by Austin City Code 2-1-46. These materials document the significant projects accomplished by the Commission as well as set goals for the future.

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Arrangement

The meeting agendas, minutes and backup materials are on four rolls of microfilm and the arrangement appears to have some overlap between the rolls although Roll 4 has the Urban Transportation Commission Handbook which may have historic materials which may account for some of the duplication. Roll 1: 1977-1982; Roll 2: 1980-1986; Roll 3: 1985-1987; Roll 4: 1979-2003.
Annual reports and work plans are in chronological order.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Austin (Tex.). Public Works Department.
Austin (Tex.). Transportation Department.
Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Commission.
Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Department.
Places:
Austin (Tex.).
Subjects:
Bicycle commuting--Texas--Austin.
Bicycle trails--Texas--Austin.
Handicapped services--Texas--Austin.
Local transit--Texas--Austin.
Pedestrians--Texas--Austin.
Street-railroads--Texas--Austin--Planning.
Taxicabs--Texas--Austin.
Transportation--Texas--Austin--Planning--Citizen participation.
Urban transportation--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 352.9184132 AU Austin Taxi Drivers League. A Statement of Conditions and Grievances to the Urban Transportation Commission and Austin City Council. 1980.
  • A 388.34232 RO Roy's Taxi (Firm). Application for Renewal of Taxicab Franchise Before the Urban Transportation Commission & the Mayor and City Council of Austin, Texas. 1984.
  • A 388.4042 AUUR125F Austin (Tex.). Urban Transportation Commission. Financial Task Force Sub-Committee. Financial Task Force Report. 1978

Austin Files


  • AF Traffic - Department of Urban Transportation, Austin T7600 (1)
  • AF Transportation T7850

Recordings Collection


  • Video recordings of meetings and public hearings - 1985 October 21; 2001; 2006-present.

Meeting agendas, approved minutes and backup materials dated from December 2009 to current are available on the Austin Office of the City Clerk Boards and Commissions website.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Urban Transportation Commission (AR.2014.018). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Materials transferred to the Austin History Center per the City of Austin Records Control Schedule.

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1977-2003

Location COAcabinet
Microform Room Drawer 4 Meeting agendas, minutes and backup materials (4 rolls), 1977-2003

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II. Annual Reports and Work Plans, 2002-2005

Box Folder
1 1-5 Annual reports and work plans, 2002-2005

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