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Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission:

An Inventory of State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission Public Hearing Dockets, Transcripts, and Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1975-1991



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
Title: State Department of Highways and Public Transportation public hearing dockets, transcripts, and minutes
Dates: 1975-1991
Abstract: The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission was the governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which was responsible for the building and maintenance of the state’s roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in Texas from 1975 to 1991, when it was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. Records document the Commission's oversight of highway construction and improvement in Texas and consist of public hearing dockets and transcripts dating October 1979 through July 1991 and minutes dating July 1975 through August 1991.
Quantity: 6 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission was the governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which was responsible for the building and maintenance of the state’s roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in Texas from 1975 to 1991, when it was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. State government oversight of transportation infrastructure in Texas began with the creation of the Texas State Highway Department by the 35th Texas Legislature in 1917 (House Bill 2) to administer a program of state aid to counties for the construction and maintenance of roads. In 1924, the department assumed active control of maintenance and construction of state highways under provisions of the Federal Highway Act of 1921. Passage of the Federal Highway Act of 1956 led to the initiation of the Interstate Highway System in Texas. In 1969 the state legislature created the Texas Mass Transportation Commission (House Bill 738, 61st Legislature, Regular Session) to develop public mass transportation in Texas. This agency was merged with the former Highway Department in 1975, creating the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (Senate Bill 761, 64th Legislature, Regular Session). An executive order of May 1976 transferred the Governor's Office of Traffic Safety to the Department.

The governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation was the Texas State Highway and Public Transportation Commission, composed of three members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for overlapping six-year terms. The positions were part-time salaried positions, and the chair (appointed by the governor) was called the commissioner of transportation. The state was divided into 25 geographic districts (each composed of approximately ten counties), with each district administered by a district engineer.

The Texas State Highway and Public Transportation Commission held a public hearing approximately every month or every other month dealing with topics related to its role to construct, maintain, and oversee the state highway system. Topics addressed by the commission included proposed highways, highway improvement, construction and transit projects, speed zones, bridges, waterways, ferries, and the creation of transportation corporations. In 1991, the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation was responsible for a state system consisting of more than 77,000 miles of state highways.

The Texas Department of Transportation was created in 1991 (House Bill 9, 72nd Legislature, 1st Called Session), merging the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, the Texas Department of Aviation, and the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission. In 1997 the Texas Turnpike Authority merged with the Texas Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 370, 75th Legislature, Regular Session). The Texas Transportation Commission became the governing body of the agency.

(Sources include: the Texas Department of Transportation web site, accessed on March 8, 2016; Guide to Texas State Agencies (6th, 7th, and 11th editions, 1990, 1992, 2001); and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission was the governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which was responsible for the building and maintenance of the state’s roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in Texas from 1975 to 1991, when it was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. Records consist of public hearing dockets and transcripts for the Commission, dating October 1979 through July 1991, and minutes, dating July 1975 through August 1991. The series of dockets and transcripts occasionally include minutes of the hearings, while commission meeting minutes are in a separate series. Public hearing dockets and transcripts appear to constitute a complete set for the timeframe. Hearings were held approximately every month or every other month concerning proposed highway construction or improvements, and the transcripts consist of comments from interested local parties or delegations.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Roads--Texas--Design and construction.
Transportation--Texas--Planning.
Document Types:
Dockets--Texas.
Minutes (administrative records--Texas.
Transcripts--Texas.
Functions:
Planning roads.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Archives Map Collection, searchable at https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/maps/ [Includes five complete sets of county highway maps with city supplement sheets and a nearly complete run of state highway maps from 1917-1981.]
Texas Highway Commission minutes, October 1963-June 1975, 4.23 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1998/069-1 through 9.]
Texas Department of Transportation county highway maps, 1998, 2004, 0.5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 2005/148.]
Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Highway Department historical records, 1911-about 1993, bulk 1927-1960, 147 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Transportation, Transportation Commission minutes and agenda, 1991-2005, 2.65 cubic ft.
Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Dewitt C. Greer correspondence, 1959-1981, bulk 1970-1981, 1 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission public hearing dockets, transcripts, and minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1990/011, 1998/042, 2007/209

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 6, 1989, November 21, 1997, and August 22, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, March 1990

Addition of minutes, finding aid encoded to conform to EAD 2002 and DACS, agency history updated, and contents list added by Susan Floyd, March 2017


Detailed Description of the Records

State Department of Highways and Public Transportation public hearing dockets and transcripts, 1979-1988,
3.5 cubic ft.

The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission was the governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which was responsible for the building and maintenance of the state’s roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in Texas from 1975 to 1991, when it was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. Records consist of public hearing dockets and transcripts for the Texas State Highway and Public Transportation Commission, October 1979 through July 1991, which appear to constitute a complete set. The Commission switched from using "dockets" to describe these records to "transcripts" beginning with the July 15, 1988, though the content remained the same. A typical docket or transcript contains the date of the public hearing, a list of those in attendance, a public hearing index (with docket number, county and description of proposed highway project, and page number), a transcript of the hearing, and a certification. Minutes of the hearings are occasionally included, while Commission meeting minutes are in a separate series. These hearings, held approximately every month or every other month, concern proposed highway construction or improvements, and the transcripts consist of comments from interested local parties or delegations.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically and are in the original order as maintained by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission public hearing dockets and transcripts. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1990/011, 1998/042
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 6, 1989, and November 21, 1997.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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1990/011-1 Liberty County, Rusk County, Gregg County, Donley County, Camp County, Reeves County, various East Texas counties along the East Texas-Gulf Highway (Green Carpet Route), October 31-November 1, 1979
[Index only.]
Brazos, Dallas, Ector, Hartley, Lamb, Nueces, Tarrant, Travis, and Trinity counties, January 23, 1980
Angelina, Fannin, Gregg, Harris, and Young Counties, February 20, 1980
Travis County; various other counties, March 19, 1980
Hardin, Jefferson, Limestone, Taylor, and Williamson Counties, April 14, 1980
Cameron and Harris Counties, May 21, 1980
Eastland, Smith, and Travis Counties, June 16, 1980
Harris County, July 21, 1980
Dallas County; general, August 20, 1980
Cherokee, Harris, Montgomery and Mitchell Counties, September 17, 1980
Harris County, October 15, 1980
Cameron, Camp, Delta, Hunt, Lamar, Liberty, and Montgomery Counties; various counties, November 12, 1980
Gregg, Hays, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Midland, Presidio, Travis, and Williamson Counties, January 22, 1981
Dallas, Fort Bend, Gregg, Kleberg, Liberty, and Wilbarger Counties, February 18, 1981
Brazos County, March 19, 1981
Dallas and Nacogdoches Counties, April 23, 1981
Angelina, Brazoria, and Cass Counties, May 20, 1981
Fort Bend, Harris, and Montague Counties, June 23, 1981
Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis Counties, July 16, 1981
Cameron, Harris, Hidalgo, Nueces, Robertson, Starr, Tarrant, and Willacy Counties, August 31, 1980
Brazoria, Calhoun, Dallas, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gonzales, Gregg, Upshur, Harris, and Victoria Counties, September 29, 1981
Midland and Presidio Counties, October 21, 1981
Rusk, Harrison, and Harris Counties; various counties; general, November 30, 1981
[Index only; includes lists showing order in which bids are to tabulated for various counties, November 12, 1981, and December 8, 1981.]
Dallas, Harris, Kleberg, and Limestone Counties; general, January 27, 1982
Collin, Lubbock, San Patricio, and Travis Counties, February 17, 1982
[Includes lists showing order in which bids are to tabulated for various counties, February 9, 1982.]
Atascosa, Karnes, Dallas, and Harris Counties, March 16, 1982
[Includes lists showing order in which bids are to tabulated for various counties, March 9, 1982.]
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1990/011-2 Anderson, Collin, Dallas, Gregg, Jefferson, and Panola Counties, April 22, 1982
Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Nueces, Tarrant, and Travis Counties, May 27, 1982
Dallas, Hudspeth, Johnson, Nacogdoches, Titus, and Travis Counties, June 21, 1982
Harris, Polk, Travis, and Tyler Counties; various counties, July 29, 1982
Angelina, Galveston, and Harrison Counties, August 20, 1982
Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Harris Counties; various counties, September 22, 1982
Coryell, El Paso, Falls, and Waller Counties; various counties, October 22, 1982
Cherokee, Fort Bend, and Hays Counties, November 29, 1982
Collin, Fannin, Lamar, Grayson, Johnson, and Montgomery Counties, January 26, 1983
Dallas, Tarrant, Harrison, Lubbock, and Williamson Counties, February 23, 1983
Coleman, Runnels, Taylor, Nolan, Hunt, Montgomery, Kaufman, Henderson, and Anderson Counties, March 30, 1983
Fort Bend, Harris, and Nacogdoches Counties, April 28, 1983
Gregg County, May 19, 1983
Collin, Dallas, Denton, Floyd, Hidalgo, San Patricio, Aransas, Nueces, and Williamson Counties, June 29, 1983
Angelina, Dallas, and Jim Wells Counties, July 26, 1983
Dawson, Sabine, Shelby, and Titus Counties; general, August 25, 1983
Dallas, Liberty, Potter, and Randall Counties, September 21, 1983
Swisher, Harris, Fort Bend, Lamar, Delta, Hunt, Aransas, and Nueces Counties; various counties, October 26, 1983
[Index only.]
Bexar, Ellis, Nolan, Sherman, Tarrant, and Walker Counties, November 21, 1983
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1990/011-3 Bexar, Cooke, El Paso, Harrison, Montgomery, and Tarrant Counties, January 23, 1984
Nueces, Gillespie, Tarrant, Bexar, Dallas, Ellis, and Johnson Counties, February 15, 1984
Nueces County, March 14, 1984
Travis County, April 11, 1984
Kaufman, Brazoria, Montgomery, Bell, and Harris Counties, May 16, 1984
Red River, Hill, Harris, Potter, Randall, and Howard Counties, June 21, 1984
Dallas, Ellis, and Travis Counties, July 24, 1984
Denton, Bell, Starr, Hidalgo, Brooks, Victoria, Tarrant, Duval, Jim Hogg, Zapata, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties, August 30, 1984
Harris, Tarrant, Bexar, Ellis, Navarro, Hidalgo, Cameron, Willacy, Starr, Fannin, Jefferson, Montgomery, Matagorda, Rusk, Cass, and Lubbock Counties; various counties, October 26, 1984
Galveston, McLennan, Hill, Navarro, Henderson, Smith, Gregg, Montgomery, Harris, Fannin, Grayson, Shelby, Parmer, Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties, January 29, 1985
Williamson, Angelina, Gregg, Travis, Hays, Travis, Collin, Dallas, Nacogdoches, Lamar, Delta, Hunt, and Cameron Counties, March 21, 1985
Jefferson, Jim Wells, Live Oak, Brooks, Liberty, Tarrant, Upshur, Gregg, Tarrant, and Sabine Counties, May 23, 1985
McLennan, Smith, Hays, Bell, Williamson, Collin, Aransas, San Patricio, Hartley, and Hidalgo Counties, July 25, 1985
Tarrant, Travis, Galveston, and Williamson Counties, September 26, 1985
[Tarrant County: Interchange improvements at the intersection of IH 820, SH 121, SH 26, and FM 1938 in North Richland Hills.]
[Travis County: Loop 1 - Southern Extension.]
[Galveston County: Discuss projects to be included in the 10-year plan.]
[Williamson County: Extension of Parmer Lane.]
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1990/011-4 Harris, Williamson, Kaufman, Nacogdoches, El Paso County, Rusk, Midland, Fort Bend, Galveston; and various counties, November 26, 1985
[Harris County: Update on Houston's mobility situation.]
[Williamson County: Proposed frontage road bridge on IH 35 in Georgetown.]
[Kaufman County: Extension of FM 740.]
[Nacogdoches County: Discuss the building of a FM road and bridge.]
[El Paso County: Establishing a new international bridge crossing of the Rio Grande.]
[Rusk County: Proposed overpass for the traffic circle in Henderson.]
[Midland County: Highway improvements in the Midland area.]
[Fort Bend County: Discuss the proposed reading road interchange at US 59.]
[Galveston County: Discuss regional mobility plan and new bay crossing proposal.]
[Various counties: Improvements along the East Texas-Gulf Coast Highway (Green Carpet Route).]
Trinity, Jefferson, Hidalgo, Harris, Fort Bend, Wharton, Matagorda, Brazoria, Hays County, San Augustine, Dallas, and various counties, January 30, 1986
[Trinity County: Extension of FM 3453.]
[Jefferson County: Extension of existing frontage roads along South UH 10 between FM 364 and Walden Road in Beaumont.]
[Hidalgo County: Extend the reconstruction and widening of Loop 374 (US Business Route) in Weslaco.]
[Harris, Fort Bend, Wharton, Matagorda, and Brazoria Counties: Request to include the proposed Post Oak-Fort Bend Freeway in the state highway system and authorize the creation of a transportation corporation.]
[Hays County: Outer loop project and concurrence in the formation of a transportation development corporation.]
[San Augustine County: Construction of a new farm-to-market road.]
[Dallas County: Spur 408 - extension across IH 20 to Clark Road.]
[Various counties: improvements on State Highway 6.]
Lubbock, Cameron, Ellis, Navarro, Sabine, Denton, Tarrant, Bexar, Medina, and Collin Counties, March 31, 1986
[Lubbock County: Highway needs in the Lubbock area.]
[Cameron County: Proposed highway and ferry connection between SH 4 on Boca Chica Island and Park Road 100 on South Padre Island.]
[Ellis County: Construction of entrance and exit ramps along IH 45 through Ennis.]
[Navarro County: Views on the Adopt-A-Highway program.]
[Sabine County: Farm-to-market road request.]
[Denton County: Highway matters in the Lewisville area.]
[Tarrant County: State highway 121 - southern extension.]
[Tarrant and Denton Counties: SH 114 - adopt a limited access freeway design with grade separated interchanges.]
[Bexar and Medina Counties: Designation of a new state highway.]
[Collin County: State Highway 190.]
Harris, Freestone, Gillespie, Harrison, Williamson, Nacogdoches, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Tarrant, Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Dallas Counties, May 28, 1986
[Harris County: Upgrading of US 59.]
[Freestone County: New FM road designation.]
[Gillespie County: Highway matters in the Fredericksburg area.]
[Harrison County: Traffic Loop 390 around the city of Marshall.]
[Williamson County: Proposed construction of a west frontage road link between RM 2243 and US 81 along IH 35 in Georgetown.]
[Nacogdoches County: Highway needs in the Nacogdoches area.]
[Fannin, Grayson, and Lamar Counties: Discuss construction plans of the US 82 bypass.]
[Tarrant County: State highway 360 - southern extension from IH 20 to Eden Road.]
[Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties: 1) State Highway 6 between Alvin and Arcola, 2) Extension of FM 2234.]
[Dallas County: Grand Prix race.]
Ellis, Bell, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Hood, and Bexar Counties, July 23, 1986
[Ellis County: On and off ramps on IH 35.]
[Bell County: Improvements on FM 93, improvements on FM 1741 (probable topic).]
[Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties: Design modifications to State Highway 121.]
[Hood County: Proposed Granbury bypass.]
[Bexar County: Designation of a state highway.]
Tarrant, Howard, Glasscock, Sterling, and McLennan Counties, September 24, 1986
[Tarrant County: Extension of FM 1709.]
[Howard, Glasscock, and Sterling Counties: Requesting US 87 between Big Spring and Sterling City be upgraded.]
[McLennan County: Transportation needs in McLennan County southwest of Commerce.]
Collin, Travis, Williamson, Brazos, San Augustine, Collin, Tarrant, Ellis; and various counties, November 24, 1986
[Collin County.]
[Travis and Williamson Counties: Northwest Outer Parkway.]
[Brazos County.]
[Williamson County.]
[Texas Transit Association.]
[San Augustine County.]
[Collin County: State Highway 190.]
[Tarrant and Ellis Counties: State Highway 360.]
[Various counties: Green Carpet Route, State Highway 114 between Lubbock and Dallas; proposed new highway from San Antonio to Austin]
Bexar, Collin, Brazos, Lamar, Delta, and Hunt Counties, January 28, 1987
[Bexar County: 1) Expansion of Loop 1604, 2) Expansion of FM 1957, and 3) Develop a program to identify a process for the improvement and expansion of major urban arterials.]
[Collin County: Progress report on State Highway 190.]
[Brazos County: Transportation needs in the Bryan/College Station area.]
[Lamar, Delta, and Hunt Counties: Discuss the Highway 24 system.]
Tarrant, Caldwell, Tarrant, Ellis, and various counties, March 31, 1987
[Tarrant County: Requesting construction of a frontage road project.]
[Caldwell County: Widening of State Highway 142.]
[Tarrant and Ellis Counties: SH 360 South from IH 20 to US 287.]
[Various counties: Upgrading of US 70.]
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1990/011-5 Sabine, San Augustine, Travis, Williamson, and Freestone Counties, May 27, 1987
[Sabine and San Augustine Counties: Construct to farm-to-market road.]
[Travis County: Upgrade US Highway 290 East.]
[Harris and Montgomery Counties: Update on Transportation Improvement Plan.]
[Travis and Williamson Counties: FM 734 (Parmer Lane) project.]
[Freestone County: FM road designation.]
[Travis and Williamson Counties: Transitway Corridor Analysis Project - Alternatives Analysis.]
Wilson, Jefferson, Chambers, Tarrant and Denton Counties, July 29, 1987
[Wilson County: Extension of FM 775.]
[Jefferson and Chambers Counties: Improvements to State Highway 73 between Port Arthur and Winnie.]
[Tarrant and Denton Counties: Proposal for freeway improvements in northern Tarrant and southern Denton Counties.]
Hartley, Polk, San Jacinto, Tarrant, Denton, and Jeff Davis Counties, September 29, 1987
[Hartley County: Upgrading US 87/385 to a four lane divided highway between Hartley and Dalhart.]
[Polk and San Jacinto Counties: Discuss a proposed bridge, crossing the Trinity River, below the Lake Livingston Dam and connecting farm-to-market road.]
[Tarrant and Denton Counties: Discuss interchange additions and modifications to IH 35W.]
[Jeff Davis County: 1) Proposed improvements to the McDonald Observatory Visitors' Center, 2) Discuss road improvement/construction projects and guide signs for the McDonald Observatory area.]
McLennan, Tarrant, and Henderson Counties, November 16, 1987
[McLennan County: Proposed State Highway 6 Business Route.]
[Tarrant County: Discuss a proposed freeway in Tarrant County.]
[Henderson County: Upgrade State Highway 19 in the area of the New Lakeland Medical Center Hospital.]
Travis, Nacogdoches, Williamson, Galveston, Angelina, Cooke, Montague, and various counties, January 27, 1988
[Special Public Hearing: Speed zones.]
[Travis County: Request extension of FM 734 (Parmer Lane) from IH 35 to US 290E.]
[Nacogdoches County: Transportation Needs in the Lake Naconiche area.]
[Williamson County: Development of State Highway 45 (Austin Outer Parkway).]
[Galveston County: 1) Extension of FM 3005 from the Galveston Island State Park to approximately Bay Harbor, 2) Widening of FM 2094 from South Shore Harbor to State Highway 146 in Kemah.]
[Angelina County: 1) Discuss the need for a spur into new land acquired by the Diboll School District for a new high school, 2) Widen US 59 south of Lufkin.]
[Cooke and Montague Counties: Discuss a new Red River bridge between US 81 and IH 35 in Montague County near Spanish Fort.]
[Cook and Montague Counties: Discuss a new Red River bridge between US 81 in Montague County and IH 35 in Cooke County.]
[Special Public Hearing: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.]
[Various counties: Discuss the East Texas-Gulf Highway Green Carpet Route.]
Anderson, Walker, Dallas, Fort Bend and Harris Counties, March 29, 1988
[Anderson County: Completion of Loop 256 around the city of Palestine.]
[Walker County: Extension of FM 3478 to FM 230 and river crossing.]
[Dallas County: Extension of State Highway 190.]
[Fort Bend and Harris Counties: Discuss Fort Bend Freeway.]
Matagorda County, April 27, 1988
[Matagorda County: Consideration of minute order for the acquisition of property interest for dredge material disposal sites.]
Dallas, Denton, Travis, and various counties, May 16, 1988
[Dallas County: Reconstruction of the interchange at IH 30 and Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie.]
[Denton County: Extend FM 2499.]
[Travis County: Pedestrian overcrossing of US 183.]
[Various counties: Proposed Southern Border Highway.]
Howard, Dallas, and various counties, July 15, 1988
[Howard County: Construction of a "hazardous cargo" route around Big Spring.]
[Dallas County: Connector Freeway between SH 190 and SH 161.]
[Various counties: Improvements to US Highway 87 from Texline to Comfort.]
Brazos, Robertson, Falls, McLennan, Nueces, Kleberg, and various counties, September 28, 1988
[Brazos, Robertson, Falls, and McLennan Counties: Discuss the improvement of the SH 6 route between Houston and Waco.]
[Nueces and Kleberg Counties: Improvement needs for the highway system serving Mustang and Northern Padre Island.]
[Various counties: Discuss transportation systems planned for Abilene's future.]
Hood, Tarrant, Denton, and various counties, November 29, 1988
[Hood County: Loop 246 bridge realignment project.]
[Tarrant and Denton Counties: IH 35W Corridor Study.]
[General: Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc., brief presentation expressing appreciation.]
[Various counties: Improvements to State Highway 19 from Huntsville to Paris.]
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1998/042-6 Wood, Ellis, Tarrant, Denton, and various counties, January 30, 1989
[Various counties: Improvements along the "Green Carpet Route".]
[Wood County: Completion of the loop around Mineola - FM 564.]
[Ellis and Tarrant Counties: Status of right-of-way acquisition on SH 360 from IH 20 to US 287.]
[Denton and Tarrant County: Status report on SH 114 and SH 170.]
Various counties, February 27, 1989
[Public hearing to receive data, comments, views, and/or testimony concerning proposed action by the Commission to amend its present Order establishing maximum prima facie speed limits, pursuant to Article 6701d, Section 169B, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes and 23 U.S. Code Section 154, by adding a segment of newly completed Interstate Highway 20 (from milepost 486.461 near Dallas to milepost 595.263 near Longview) to those segments of the Interstate System for which the maximum prima facie speed limit is established at sixty-five (65) miles per hour.]
Cameron, El Paso, Travis, Williamson, and various counties, March 28, 1989
[Cameron County: Highway matters in the Harlingen/San Benito area.]
[El Paso County: Construct a new loop around Anthony.]
[Travis and Williamson Counties: Northern extension of FM 734 (Parmer Lane).]
[Various counties: Improvements to State Highway 114.]
Potter, Bastrop, and Scurry County, May 24, 1989
[Potter County: Highway matters in the Amarillo area.]
[Bastrop County: Highway improvements planned for SH 21 going through the Lost Pines.]
[Scurry County: Improvements on existing County Roads 134, 173, and 471.]
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1998/042-7 Collin, Denton, and Webb Counties, July 19, 1989
[Collin and Denton Counties: Designation of SH 121 as a freeway from FM 423 to US 75.]
[Webb County: Proposed Laredo outer loop project.]
Various counties, August 29, 1989
[Public hearing to receive data, comments, views, and/or testimony concerning proposed action by the Commission to amend its present Order which establishes maximum prima facie speed limits not to exceed 65 mph for highways on the Interstate System and selected non-Interstate freeways located outside an urbanized area of 50,000 population or more, and maximum prima facie speed limits not to exceed 55 mph for all other highways, including highways under the control of the Texas Turnpike Authority, incorporated cities and towns, and Counties, pursuant to Article 6701d, Section 169B and 23 U.S. Code, Sections 109(b) and 139(c). .]
Dallas, Denton, Collin, Tarrant, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Angelina, and Harrison Counties, September 26, 1989
[Dallas, Denton, and Collin Counties: Discuss SH 190 from Dallas to North Tollway Extension (Phase II) to IH 35E.]
[Tarrant County: SH 121 and SH 114 converging into one facility.]
[Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties: Requesting improvements to State Highway 6.]
[Angelina County: Highway matters in the Lufkin area.]
[Highway matters in Marshall and Harrison County.]
Ellis, Tarrant, El Paso, Henderson, Brazos, Grayson, and Harris Counties, November 22, 1989
[Ellis and Tarrant Counties: Discuss status of right of way acquisition for the southern extension of SH 360 between IH 20 and US 287.]
[El Paso County: Highway matters in the El Paso area.]
[Henderson County: Requests designation of FM 85 to be changed to SH 85.]
[Brazos County: Highway improvements in the Bryan area.]
[Grayson County: Improvements to SH 289.]
[Harris County: Discuss alternatives for the Beltway 8 Project.]
Anderson, Titus, Galveston, and various counties, January 30, 1990
[Various counties: Discuss several projects along the "Green Carpet Route".]
[Anderson County: Improvements to U.S. Highway 79.]
[Titus County: Review of frontage roads along IH 30.]
[Galveston County: Interchange on FM 1764 in Texas City.]
Jefferson, Ellis, Jones, Tyler, and various counties, March 29, 1990
[Jefferson County: Cancelled.]
[Ellis County: Highway matters in the Midlothian area.]
[Jones County: Cancelled.]
[General: Status of emergency medical services (EMS) in Texas.]
[Tyler County: Funding for FM 3497.]
Jefferson, Denton, and Hidalgo Counties, May 24, 1990
[Jefferson County: Improvements to SH 87.]
[Denton County: Spur 553 (SH 121/Lewisville Bypass).]
[Hidalgo County: Highway matters in the McAllen area.]
[Hidalgo County: Improvements US 281.]
Jeff Davis, Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, Webb, Brazoria, Chambers, and various counties, July 31, 1990
[Various counties: Cancelled.]
[Jeff Davis County: Road improvements for the McDonald Observatory and the NASA Laser Ranging Station.]
[Nueces, Jim Wells, Duval, and Webb Counties: Improvement of SH 44 and US 59 between Corpus Christi and Laredo. (Remarks of Senator Carlos Truan.).]
[Brazoria County: Cancelled.]
[Chambers County: Proposed Grand Parkway alignment through Mont Belvieu.]
Dallas, Brazos, Tarrant, Van Zandt, and various counties, September 26, 1990
[Dallas County: Discussed proposed SH 190.]
[Dallas County: Opposition to proposed SH 190 extension.]
[Brazos County: Cancelled.]
[Various counties: Cancelled.]
[Dallas and Tarrant Counties: East-west connector expressway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.]
[Dallas and Tarrant Counties: Feasibility study for an east-west connector expressway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.]
[Van Zandt County: Cancelled.]
Collin, Dallas, Denton, Delta, Hunt, Grayson, Kenedy, Kleberg, and various counties, November 29, 1990
Collin, Dallas, and Denton Counties: [Discuss the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition.]
Various counties: [Cancelled.]
Delta and Hunt Counties: [Discuss completion to four-lanes on SH 24.]
Hunt County: [Discuss Greenville boulevard project.]
Grayson County: [Cancelled.]
Kenedy and Kleberg Counties: [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.]
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1998/042-8 Tarrant, Hidalgo, Starr, Bexar, and various counties, January 29, 1991
[Presentation by Cities of Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Mansfield, along with Tarrant and Ellis Counties, concerning donation of right of way for State Highway 360.]
Various counties: [Discuss projects along the "Green Carpet Route".]
Tarrant County: [Highway improvements at the interchange of FM 2499 and SH 121.]
Hidalgo and Starr Counties: [Discuss U.S. 83 from Rio Grande City to Sullivan City.]
Bexar County: [Discuss improvements to IH 37 for the Alamodome.]
El Paso, Williamson, Tarrant, Harris, Denton, Erath, and Travis Counties, March 26, 1991
El Paso County: [Discuss plans, concerns, and recommendations for the upcoming budget years for the El Paso District.]
Williamson County: [Extension of FM 3405.]
Tarrant County: [Cancelled.]
Harris County: [Cancelled.]
Denton County: [Discuss FM 2499.]
Erath County: [Widen U.S. Highway 377/67 between Dublin and Stephenville to a four-lane highway.]
Travis County: [Discuss new motor vehicle titling system.]
Harris, Aransas, and Tyler Counties, May 29, 1991
Harris County: [Houston and Harris County transportation needs.]
Aransas County: [Cancelled.]
Tyler County[Extension of FM Road 92.]
Jefferson, Lubbock, Calhoun, Victoria, Harrison, Webb, Johnson, and various counties: July 24, 1991
Various counties: [Cancelled.]
Jefferson County: [Cancelled.]
Lubbock County: [Overpass at the intersection of US 62/82.]
Calhoun and Victoria Counties: [Highway matters in the Port Lavaca/Victoria area.]
Harrison County: [Proposed Loop 390.]
Webb County: [Proposal to construct a private toll road from the Laredo International Bridge to IH 35.]
Webb County: [Opposition to Camino Colombia, Inc. proposal.]
Various counties: [Express support for improvements on US 281 between the Valley and the San Antonio area.]
Johnson County: [Express appreciation for reconstruction of US Highway 67 and State Highway 174.]



State Highway and Public Transportation Commission minutes, 1975-1991,
2.75 cubic ft.

The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission was the governing body of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, which was responsible for the building and maintenance of the state’s roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in Texas from 1975 to 1991, when it was merged into the Texas Department of Transportation. Records include minutes of the State Highway and Public Transportation Commission, dating July 1975 through August 1991.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically and are in the original order as maintained by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Commission minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/042, 2007/209
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 6, 1989, and August 22, 2007.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
1998/042-1 July 31-August 1, 1975
August 18, 1975
September 18, 1975
September 24, 1975
September 30, 1975
October 21, 1975
November 25, 1975
December 195, 1975
January 22, 1976
February 13, 1976
March 5, 1976
March 31-April 1, 1976
May 4, 1976
May 25, 1976
June 30, 1976
August 2-3, 1976
August 9, 1976
August 23, 19776
September 29, 1976
Box
1998/042-2 October 21-22, 1976
November 23, 1976
December 13, 1976
January 20, 1977
February 4, 1977
February 28, 1977
March 31, 1977
May 2, 1977
May 23, 1977
June 30, 1977
August 1, 1977
August 31, 1977
September 28-29, 1977
October 20-21, 1977
November 17, 1977
December 14, 1977
January 24, 1978
Box
1998/042-3 February 23-24, 1978
March 27, 1978
April 25, 1978
May 23, 1978
June 21, 1978
July 24, 1978
August 21, 1978
September 21, 1978
October 23, 1978
November 30, 1978
December 19, 1978
January 31, 1979
February 27, 1979
March 26, 1979
April 4, 1979
April 26, 1979
May 21-22, 1979
June 20, 1979
July 24, 1979
August 29, 1979
September 26, 1979
October 31, 1979
November 19, 1979
December 19, 1979
January 23 and 29, 1980
February 20, 1980
March 19-20, 1980
April 14, 1980
May 6 and 21, 1980
June 16, 1980
July 21, 1980
Box
1998/042-4 August 20, 1980
September 17, 1980
October 15, 1980
November 12, 1980
December 10, 1980
January 22, 1981
February 18, 1981
March 19, 1981
April 23, 1981
May 20, 1981
June 23, 1981
July 16, 1981
August 31, 1981
September 28, 1981
October 21, 1981
November 30, 1981
December 16, 1981
January 27, 1982
February 27, 1982
March 16, 1982
April 22, 1982
May 27, 1982
June 21, 1982
July 29, 1982
August 20, 1982
September 22, 1982
October 22, 1982
November 29, 1982
December 15, 1982
January 26, 1983
February 23, 1983
March 30, 1983
April 28, 1983
May 19, 1983
June 29, 1983
July 26, 1983
August 25, 1983
September 21, 1983
October 26, 1983
November 21, 1983
December 21, 1983
Box
1998/042-5 January 23, 1984
February 15-16, 1984
March 14, 1984
April 11, 1984
May 16, 1984
June 21, 1984
July 24, 1984
August 29-30, 1984
September 26, 1984
October 25-26, 1984
November 20, 1984
December 19, 1984
January 28, 1985
February 27, 1985
March 20-21, 1985
April 18, 1985
May 22, 1985
June 21, 1985
July 25, 1985
August 29, 1985
September 26-27, 1985
October 24, 1985
November 26-27, 1985
December 18, 1985
January 30, 1986
February 13 and 26, 1985
March 31-April 1, 1986
April 29, 1986
May 28-29, 1986
June 25, 1986
July 23, 1986
August 28, 1986
September 24, 1986
October 29, 1986
November 24-25, 1986
[Includes agenda.]
December 22, 1986
January 28-29, 1987
February 25-26, 1987
[Includes agenda.]
March 31, 1987
April 30-May 1, 1987
May 27, 1987
June 30, 1987
July 29, 1987
August 31, 1987
Box
1998/042-6 September 29, 1987
October 28, 1987
November 16, 1987
December 21, 1987
January 27-28, 1988
February 24, 1988
March 29, 1988
April 27, 1988
May 16, 1988
June 28, 1988
July 15, 1988
August 30, 1988
September 28, 1988
October 28, 1988
November 29, 1988
December 20, 1988
Box
2007/209-1 January-December, 1989
[bound volume]
Box
2007/209-2 January-December, 1990
[bound volume]
January-August, 1991
[bound volume]