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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Board of Directors meeting files, 1990-1994,

Board of Directors, Committees files, 1990-1994,

Board members files, 1989-1994,

Administrative correspondence and subject files, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1988-1995 (bulk 1990-1994),

Administrative files, 1987-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),

Planning records, 1991-1993,

Speeches, 1991-1992,

Conferences and symposiums, 1990-1994 (bulk 1991-1993),

Public information and press releases, 1990-1993,

Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, 1981-1989 (bulk 1987-1989),

Request for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise, 1990-1991,

Rules of practice and procedure, 1990-1993 (bulk 1990-1991),

Advisors files, 1990-1991,

Ridership study, 1992-1993,

Town hall meetings files and related materials, 1991-1992,

Environmental impact statement files, 1976, 1986, 1991-1994 (bulk 1991-1993),

Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems, 1970-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),

Consultants files, 1990-1994 (bulk 1990-1991),

Franchise application and regulation files, 1989-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),

Public hearing examiners files for franchise award, 1989-1992 (bulk 1991),

Southwest Airlines litigation files, [ca. 1990]-1994 (bulk 1991),

State Office of Administrative Hearings, Hearing files, 1994,

Legal files, 1990-1993,

Contracts, 1990-1994 (bulk 1990-1992),

Legislation, 1983-1985, 1988-1995 (bulk 1989-1993),

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files, 1990-1994,

Maps, 1981-1990 (bulk 1989-1990),

Audio-visual materials, 1990-1992, undated,

Confidential files, 1983, 1990-1994,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas High Speed Rail Authority:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1970-1995 (bulk 1990-1994)



Overview

Creator: Texas High Speed Rail Authority.
Title: Records
Dates: 1970-1995
Dates: (bulk 1990-1994)
Abstract: The records of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority consist of meeting minutes and transcripts; memoranda; correspondence; drafts and changes to administrative rules; RFPs (requests for proposals) and proposals issued in response to the RFP; applications to operate a high speed rail franchise; hearing files, including testimony, transcripts, orders, and exhibits; contracts, agreements and other legal documents; reports and studies; files from the environmental impact statement process, including working papers and notes, administrative files, and reports; papers presented at conferences; litigation files; speeches; press releases; planning records; budget materials; legislative materials; maps; audio and video cassettes; and photographs. Dates covered are 1970-1995, the bulk dating 1990-1994. These records cover the entire existence of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA), beginning with the high speed rail feasibility study completed by the Texas Turnpike Authority in 1989 that led to the creation of the THSRA, and ending with the abolishment of the agency in 1995.
Quantity: 120 cubic ft., plus 15 sets of maps (over 265 individual maps)
Language English.

Agency History

The pursuit of a high speed rail project in Texas began in earnest in 1987. In June of that year the 70th Legislature directed the Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) to study the feasibility of high speed rail service in the "Texas Triangle" - Dallas-Houston, Dallas-San Antonio, and San Antonio-Houston. The study began in February 1988. The study reviewed other high speed rail systems, current and projected transportation needs in Texas, and other related subjects. The TTA reported to the Texas Legislature in January 1989 that, under certain assumptions, high speed rail (over 150 miles per hour) would be feasible in Texas. The 71st Legislature passed legislation to implement the findings of the report.

The Texas High-Speed Rail Authority (THSRA or the Authority) was created in 1989 by the 71st Legislature (Senate Bill 1190, Regular Session). The governing board of the Authority was composed of 11 members. The governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, appointed three public members to overlapping six-year terms. The governor also appointed a current or past member of a board of an authorized metropolitan transit authority from a city with a population of 1.5 million or more; a current or past member of a regional transportation authority that contained a city of 800,000 or more; and a current or past member of the executive committee, a subregional board of directors, or the board of directors of a regional transportation authority with a subregion containing a city with a population of less than 800,000. The chairs of the State Board of Transportation and the Texas Turnpike Authority, and the three commissioners of the Railroad Commission served as exofficio members of the governing board of the Authority.

The Authority was charged with determining whether high-speed rail (HSR) was in the public interest, and if so, to award a franchise to operate a high-speed rail service to the most qualified applicant. The Board solicited letters of intent from potential applicants. Non-solicited parties were also welcome to submit letters. On July 19, 1990, two letters of intent were received - from Texas High-Speed Rail Joint Venture (later renamed Texas FasTrac) and the Texas TGV Consortium. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was published in September 1990. Two groups responded to the RFP - Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac, submitting franchise applications and the required franchise fees by the deadline of January 16, 1991.

Franchise applications were subject to review by independent advisors hired by the Authority. Six firms were chosen to review the franchise applications and report on specific topical areas in each application. Following the review process, each advisor submitted a report to the Authority on the topic(s) reviewed in the franchise applications. The reports were submitted to the Board and to all parties involved - each applicant and Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines was granted intervenor status for the franchise application hearing process. The reports provided THSRA with independent, objective analyses of the franchise applications. Additionally, each advisor team was represented during the franchise application hearing and was subject to cross-examination by all parties.

Franchise application hearings opened on March 25, 1991. Seventy-eight witnesses and fourteen advisors to the THSRA testified at the hearings. Over 160 evidentiary and demonstrative exhibits were presented. A proposal for decision was entered on May 10, 1991. This proposal recommended that the Authority find that high-speed rail in Texas was in the "public interest" and that the Texas TGV consortium was the best qualified applicant. Two parties filed exceptions to the proposal and all parties filed briefs. At the May 28, 1991 meeting of the Board, it heard final arguments from all parties and voted 8-0 to award the franchise to Texas TGV. Texas TGV accepted the terms of the franchise order. On June 18, 1991 Southwest Airlines and Texas FasTrac filed motions for rehearing in the proceeding and Texas TGV filed replies to the motions on June 28, 1991. Because the Board took no actions on the motions by July 15, 1991 the motions were overruled by operation of law.

Texas TGV was awarded the franchise to build, operate, and maintain a high-speed rail system in Texas. The franchise agreement was signed on January 31, 1992 and included certain milestones by which its progress could be measured. Within two weeks of the signing, Texas TGV complied with three provisions of the agreement. It provided the remaining operating funds for the Authority's fiscal year 92 operating budget, it provided certification that it had met the necessary capitalization requirements of the agreement ($10 million capitalization, $3 million net worth), and it submitted a $2.5 million abandonment bond, to be used by the Authority in the event Texas TGV abandoned its franchise. The Equity Financing Commitment (EFC) became the most important milestone. Texas TGV failed to meet its deadline to evidence $170 million in equity financing agreements by December 31, 1992. The deadline was extended for one year.

The high-speed rail franchise agreement required that an independent ridership study be conducted so that the public would have a more complete examination of the revenue potential of the proposed high-speed rail project. The study had to be initiated within 60 days of the execution date of the franchise agreement. It was funded by the franchisee, Texas TGV, now also known as the Texas High-Speed Rail Corporation. The consultant chosen to conduct the study was Charles River Associates, which presented its findings to the Board at its September 2, 1993 meeting. The final printed report was released in October 1993. The study examined ridership with different alignments and different air connect relationships. It was intended to be used by Texas TGV to refine ridership estimates using different assumptions, different line haul times, and different market response strategies. The Authority considered this report to be "one of the most complete and exhaustive examinations of the high speed ground transportation demand and revenues ever completed for any corridor in the United States."

The franchise agreement also called for the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposed project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. The board selected Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc. to prepare the EIS. A contract was signed on April 16, 1992.

Part of the EIS process included conducting public scoping meetings in communities affected by the project. At each scoping meeting, representatives of the Authority, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, and Texas TGV were present to answer questions and take input. Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) representatives were present at some of the meetings. Oral and written statements were given by local officials, local citizens, and others. Thirty-nine meetings were held between May 12 and June 25, 1992. Over 4000 people attended the meetings, with attendance in rural counties exceeding those in urban counties. The public comment period was held open until July 13 and over 15,000 separate comments were recorded. The Final Scoping Report was issued in late 1993. Concerns expressed centered on noise, economics, impacts on agricultural operations, socioeconomic impacts, financing, location of the route and stations, road closures, access issues, and impact on the quality of life, especially in rural areas. The vast majority of commentors in the rural areas were opposed to the high speed rail project, with comments from the urban areas mixed.

In December 1992, work on the EIS project was halted due to concerns over EIS consultant expenditures. Work was delayed until March 1993 for contract negotiations. In May 1993, the work summary and cost plan were reformed and contract issues were resolved. By December 1993 sufficient detail on the Alternative Analyses component of the project was done so work could proceed with baseline studies on different issues required by the EIS. Texas TGV and the EIS consultant developed work plans for the baseline studies and reviewed teams of consultants Texas TGV had chosen to conduct the studies. In January 1994 Texas TGV halted work on the baseline studies and dismissed its contractors due to financial deadlines in the franchise agreement. By March 1994, a draft alternative chapter of the EIS was completed and circulated for comments, but never released. By October 1994, due to cessation of environmental activity by Texas TGV, the THSRA board terminated its contract with the EIS consultant.

Another milestone required by the franchise agreement was the Baseline Implementation Plan. It was submitted on March 25, 1993. This plan detailed financing, engineering, designing, program management, construction, and operation elements of the high speed rail project.

After the ridership study was completed and the EIS process was well underway, Texas TGV prepared its EFC offering to investors. The offering was $200 million in convertible equity notes and was issued on November 29, 1993. The notes were to be priced and sold on December 11, 1993. The corporation offering a counter guarantee, Morrison Knudsen, withdrew its counter guarantee offer on December 10, 1993 and the notes offering was withdrawn. At the Boards December 17, 1993 meeting, Texas TGV reported it was unlikely to make the December 31, 1993 EFC deadline. The Authority refused to extend additional accommodations to Texas TGV and in early 1994 began termination proceedings against Texas TGV. A settlement was negotiated that rescinded the franchise agreement, repaid all outstanding general revenue funds to the state, and made available to the state all non-proprietary information that Texas TGV developed during the project. The information included a considerable amount of work prepared for an environmental impact statement, a required component of this project.

The settlement agreement did not allow the Authority to collect the $2.5 million abandonment bond. The Attorney General's Office publicly disagreed with this, and encouraged the Authority to collect the bond. The Authority felt the time and effort to collect the abandonment bond would diminish its net value to the Authority and prolong the time rural land owners would be affected by the presence of the franchise, so that issue was not pursued. Lack of federal support and lobbying against the HSR plan by Southwest Airlines were among the reasons that no other franchise applications were awarded and a high-speed rail system was not built. At one point the Authority was scheduled to become part of the Railroad Commission at the beginning of the 1996 fiscal year. Instead, the 74th Legislation abolished the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority and repealed its legislative authorization (House Bill 2390, Regular Session). Its functions were not absorbed by any agency.

Much of the agency history was taken from internal reports of the Authority and from the final report of the Authority, High-speed rail in the rear-view mirror : a final report of the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority, by Marc H. Burns.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) consist of meeting minutes and transcripts; memoranda; correspondence; drafts and changes to administrative rules; RFPs (requests for proposals) and proposals issued in response to the RFP; applications to operate a high speed rail franchise; hearing files, including testimony, transcripts, orders, and exhibits; contracts, agreements and other legal documents; reports and studies; files from the environmental impact statement process including proposals, statements of qualifications, correspondence and memos, contracts, memorandums of understanding, meeting summaries, public comments, working papers, administrative files, drafts of the scoping report, the final scoping report, and reports on environmental and socioeconomic topics; papers presented at conferences; litigation files; speeches; press releases; planning records; budget materials; legislative materials; maps; audio and video cassettes; and photographs. Dates covered are 1970-1995, the bulk dating 1990-1994. Correspondents include board members, the executive director and other THSRA staff; consultants used in various phrases of the high speed rail project; the Attorney General and other state officials; city and county officials; legislators and congressmen; federal officials; officials, professors and others at colleges and universities; attorneys; corporations, especially Texas TGV; associations; and the general public.

These records cover the entire existence of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, beginning with the high speed rail feasibility study completed by the Texas Turnpike Authority in 1989 that led to the creation of the THSRA, and ending with the abolishment of the agency in 1995. Well represented in these records is the franchise application process, the franchise award hearings, and regulation of the franchisee, Texas TGV. Reports and studies present document the high speed rail feasibility study conducted by the Texas Turnpike Authority, the review of the franchise applications by the advisors selected for that purpose by the THSRA, the independent ridership study, and the work done on the environmental impact statement (EIS). Extensive documentation of the public scoping meetings is present in the EIS files. The records also have the files from the litigation involving the THSRA and Southwest Airlines.

Archives staff have not listened to the audiocassettes nor viewed the videocassettes and are unable to verify the accuracy of the contents.

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.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 29 series:
Board of Directors meeting files, 1990-1994, 4 cubic ft.
Board of Directors, Committees meeting files, 1990-1994, 1 cubic ft.
Board members files, 1989-1994, 3 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence and subject files, 1977, 1986, 1988-1995 (bulk 1990-1994), 14.5 cubic ft. [in 10 subseries]
Administrative files, 1987-1995 (bulk 1991-1994), 1.75 cubic ft.
Planning records, 1991-1993, 0.5 cubic ft.
Speeches, 1991-1992, fractional
Conferences and symposiums, 1990-1994 (bulk 1991-1993), 1.75 cubic ft.
Public information and press releases, 1990-1993, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, 1981-1989 (bulk 1987-1989), 4 cubic ft.
Request for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise, 1990-1991, 0.5 cubic ft.
Rules of practice and procedure, 1990-1993 (bulk 1990-1991), 0.5 cubic ft.
Advisors files, 1990-1991, 2.4 cubic ft.
Ridership study, 1992-1993, 0.6 cubic ft.
Town hall meeting files and related materials, 1991-1992, 1.24 cubic ft.
Environmental impact statement files, 1976, 1986, 1991-1994 (bulk 1991-1993), 37 cubic ft., 9 sets of rolled maps (over 165 individual maps)
Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems, 1970-1995 (bulk 1991-1994), 5 cubic ft.
Consultants files, 1990-1994 (bulk 1990-1991), 1 cubic ft.
Franchise application and regulation files, 1989-1995 (bulk 1991-1994), 8.56 cubic ft.
Public hearing examiners files for franchise award, 1989-1992 (bulk 1991), 18.25 cubic ft.
Southwest Airlines litigation files, [ca. 1990]-1994 (bulk 1991), 6.18 cubic ft.
State Office of Administrative Hearings, Hearing files, 1992, 1994 (bulk 1994), 0.5 cubic ft.
Legal files, 1990-1994, 0.5 cubic ft.
Contracts, 1990-1993, 0.25 cubic ft.
Legislation, 1983-1985, 1988-1995 (bulk 1989-1993), 1 cubic ft.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files, 1990-1994, 0.25 cubic ft.
Maps, 1981-1990 (bulk 1989-1990), 6 sets of rolled maps, several loose maps (about 100 individual maps)
Audio-visual materials, 1990-1992, undated, 0.75 cubic ft.
Confidential files, 1983, 1990-1994, 2 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.130), or commercial or financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.110), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most of the maps in these records are too large to photocopy. See the photograph archivist for other copying options.

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

The Archives may not have the correct audio-visual equipment to play back all formats of video-cassettes. Check with the photograph archivist for more information.

Software needed to run the computer disks is unknown. At least one set of disks are labeled as Macintosh (MAC) files, it is unknown if all the disks are MAC files or if some run on IBM PC's instead.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation.
Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Texas TGV (Firm)
Charles River Associates.
Woodward-Clyde Consultants.
Southwest Airlines Co.
Subjects:
High speed trains--Texas.
High speed trains--Texas--Finance.
High speed trains--Environmental aspects--Texas.
High speed trains--Economic aspects--Texas.
Environmental impact statements--Texas.
High speed trains--Texas--Forecasting.
Railroads and state--Texas.
Magnetic levitation vehicles--United States.
High speed trains--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Memorandums--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Correspondence--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Proposals--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Legal documents--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Reports--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Speeches--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Press releases--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Plans (reports)--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Financial records--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Legislative records--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Maps--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Audio cassettes--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Videocassettes--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Photographs--Texas--High speed trains--1970-1995.
Functions:
Developing Texas high speed trains.

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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 Turnpike Authority, Minutes, 1978-1996, 0.94 cubic ft.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Transportation, Public hearing files, 1989-1995, 2 cubic ft.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Land and Resource Management, Hearing files, 1986-1996 (bulk 1994-1996), 2.57 cubic ft.
Texas. Legislature. Senate, Records of Senator Jim Turner, Subject files, 1989-1996, 5 cubic ft.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Transportation, Bill files, 1991-1995, 6.5 cubic ft.
Texas. Office of the Governor. Division of Budget and Planning, Governor's correspondence, 1983, 1987-1990, 3 cubic ft.
Publications
High-speed rail in the rear-view mirror : a final report of the Texas High-Speed Rail Authority, by Marc H. Burns; with a comment by James A. Michener, 1995.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2000/094, 2001/093

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Railroad Commission of Texas on January 10, 2000 and January 24, 2001.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, September 2002

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Board of Directors meeting files, 1990-1994,
4 cubic ft.

This series consists of meeting files, including agenda, minutes, transcripts, correspondence, memoranda, sign-in sheets, witness affirmation sheets, resolutions, remarks of speakers at meetings, written testimony presented to Board, petitions, proposals, agreements, contracts and other legal documents, rules, budget and financial information, and reports, dating 1990-1994. These are the meeting files of the Board of Directors, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. At its meetings the Board discussed various High Speed Rail (HSR) issues, including proposals, franchise applications, franchise agreements, legal issues, public comments for/against the HSR project, adoption of rules of procedure, budget and other administrative matters, and the termination of the agency. Meeting files of several Board standing committees, notably the Standing Budget Committee, can be found in the series Board of Directors, Committees meeting files.
Most meetings have several folders and/or binders, including one with minutes and agenda, one or more with briefing materials and other meeting supporting documentation, and bound meeting transcripts.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board of Directors meeting files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117) and driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.130), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-1 January 25, 1990
April 6, 1990
June 6, 1990
August 29, 1990
September 18, 1990
October 29, 1990
December 11, 1990
January 16, 1991
March 11, 1991
May 28, 1991
July 24, 1991
August 21, 1991
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2000/094-2 September 19, 1991
October 29, 1991
December 18, 1991
January 22, 1992
February 12, 1992
March 27, 1992
May 26, 1992
July 31, 1992
August 18, 1992
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2000/094-3 October 1, 1992
November 13, 1992
December 17, 1992
January 19, 1993
January 29, 1993
February 19, 1993
April 19, 1993
May 19, 1993
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2000/094-4 July 9, 1993
September 2, 1993
November 5, 1993
December 17, 1993
April 27, 1994
August 19, 1994
September 8, 1994

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Board of Directors, Committees files, 1990-1994,
1 cubic ft.

This series consists of agenda, minutes, transcripts, correspondence, memoranda, sign-in sheets, contracts and other legal documents, reports, budget and financial information, bills, vouchers, and sections of the Board's Operations Manual that make up the correspondence and meeting files of standing committees of the Board of Directors, Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1990-1994. At its meetings the committees discussed budget and financial issues, contracts, scoping reports, franchise agreement negotiations, and environmental impact statement issues. Committees covered in these files are the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) Subcommittee, the EIS Contract Negotiation Subcommittee, the Franchise Negotiation Committee, and the Standing Budget Committee. The bulk of the material is from the Standing Budget Committee. Meeting files of the Board can be found in the series Board of Directors meeting files.
Most meetings have several folders and/or binders, including one with minutes and agenda, one or more with briefing materials and other meeting supporting documentation, and bound meeting transcripts.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by committee. The Standing Budget Committee files are ordered by correspondence files (in reverse chronological order), then meeting files (in chronological order).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board of Directors, Committees meeting files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-5 EIS Subcommittee, July 1993
EIS Subcommittee, August 1995
EIS Contract Negotiation Subcommittee, 1992
Franchise Negotiation Committee, 1991-1992
Standing Budget Committee:
Correspondence, FY 1991
Correspondence, FY 1992
Correspondence, FY 1993
Meeting, July 21, 1990
Teleconference, July 23, 1992
Meeting, January 19, 1993
Meeting, April 6, 1993
Final draft, expenditure-related policies, November 1992
Meeting, August 10, 1993
Meeting, October 15, 1993
Meeting, August 19, 1994

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Board members files, 1989-1994,
3 cubic ft.

This series contains administrative and correspondence files of board members of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1989-1994. Files are present for individual board members and include memoranda, correspondence, speeches given by the member, appointment letters and information sheets, resumes, reports, copies of articles, contracts, vouchers of member's expenses, and agency budget and financial information. Filed separately are folders with biographical information about board members and the executive directors, membership lists, and several folders of internal memos sent to all board members, generally from the executive director or by another board member. The majority of the correspondence is outgoing, mostly to other board members or the executive director. Some is present to state officials, the general public, and others. Topics covered include public comment and hearings on the high speed rail (HSR) applications, awarding the franchise application for a high speed rail, environmental impact studies, Southwest Airlines litigation, terminating the HSR contract, administration of the agency, and termination of the agency.
The series Administrative correspondence, subseries Chronological files, contains correspondence of the executive director and other staff members, including items sent to board members. The series Administrative correspondence, subseries Faxes, contains outgoing faxes of the agency, some sent to board members. See the series Confidential files for additional correspondence of individual board members and executive directors. Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. Color photos of a few board members are in the series Audio-visual materials.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups. First are files of individual board members, arranged alphabetically by the name of the board member, the materials within arranged roughly in reverse chronological order. A few administrative files precede the individual board member's files. The next group consists two sets of of internal memoranda sent to all board members - one labeled "Board of Directors, FY (year);" the other labeled "Weekly packets sent to Board members." Each set is arranged in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board members files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Administrative board members files
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2000/094-6 Appointment letters, 1992
Board scheduling, 1990-1991
Board of Directors, biographical information, 1993
Board of Directors, membership lists, 1992-1993
Burns bio[graphical information]
[Note: Marc Burns was the executive director in 1993.]
Neely bio[graphical information]
[Note: Robert Neely was the first executive director of the agency.]
Goodhope bio[graphical information]
[Note: Sam Goodhope was the acting executive director of the agency for several months.]
Polunsky bio[graphical information]
[Note: Steven Polunsky was the Director of Research and Planning.]
Rutter bio[graphical information]
[Note: Allan Rutter was the Deputy Executive Director.]
Status reports, 1990-1992
Individual board member files
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2000/094-6 Anderson, Kent, 1989-1993
[2 folders]
Belew, John S., PhD, 1992-1994
Bernsen, David, 1993-1994
Connally, John, 1989-1991
Dedman, Robert, 1990-1991
Guerrero, Lena, 1991-1993
Johnson, Marcia, 1992-1994
Jones, Luther, 1991-1994
Krueger, Bob, 1991-1992
Lanier, Robert C., 1990-1991
McCall, David, 1990-1993
[2 folders]
Munoz, Henry R., III, 1991-1992
Nabers, Mary Scott, 1990-1993
Nugent, James, 1991-1993
Payne, Hershel, 1990-1994
[5 folders]
Runnels, Clive, 1990-1991
Rylander, Carole Keeton, 1995
Stoker, Ray, Jr., 1991
Wallace, James P., 1992
Williamson, Barry, 1993
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2000/094-7 Wyly, Charles, 1990-1994
[5 folders]
Board of Directors, internal memos
box
2000/094-7 FY91, June 1990-August 1991
FY92, October 1991-July 1992
FY93, September 1992-August 1993
Weekly communication packets sent to Board members
box
2000/094-7 October 1993-March 1994
May-September 1993
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2000/094-8 June-August 1992
April-June 1992
February-April 1992
September 1991-January 1992
May 1990-August 1991

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Administrative correspondence and subject files, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1988-1995 (bulk 1990-1994),
14.5 cubic ft.

This series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, fax transmittal cover sheets, correspondence logs, and attachments, including speeches, information sheets, contracts, agreements, reports, legislation, testimony, meeting agenda, magazine articles, petitions, and financial data that make up the administrative correspondence of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1977, 1983, 1986, 1988-1995, bulk dating 1990-1994. Most outgoing replies were from the executive director or deputy executive director, some letters were by other High Speed Rail staff, including the director of Research and the director of Administration. Correspondents include members of the THSRA Board; agency staff; the Attorney General and other state officials; city and county officials; legislators and congressmen; federal officials; officials, professors and others at colleges and universities; consultants; attorneys; corporations, especially Texas TGV; associations; and the general public. Topics covered include public comment and hearings on the high speed rail (HSR) applications, awarding the franchise application for a high speed rail, financial and other problems with the high speed rail project, environmental impact studies, Southwest Airlines litigation, terminating the HSR contract with Texas TGV, and terminating the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Additional internal memoranda with members of the Board of Directors and outgoing correspondence of board members can be found in the series, Board members files. See the series Confidential files for additional files from the Chronological files subseries; the Fax transmissions subseries and the State agencies files subseries (Attorney General correspondence). Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. Additional correspondence with Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac is in the series Franchise application and franchise regulation files. Correspondence with the consultants preparing the environmental impact statement and with the general public over concerns re: the high speed rail project is in the Environmental impact statement files. Some county correspondence is also in the series Town hall meeting files and related materials.
Organization
These records are organized into 10 subseries:
Chronological files, 1990-1994, 3.5 cubic ft.
Fax transmissions, 1990-1994, 4 cubic ft.
State agencies files, 1977, 1983, 1989-1995, 2.5 cubic ft.
Federal agencies files, 1988-1995, 0.5 cubic ft.
Local government and transportation authorities files, 1986, 1989-1995, 1 cubic ft.
Colleges and universities files, 1990-1995, 0.5 cubic ft.
Interested parties files, 1988-1994, 1.5 cubic ft.
Legal firms files, 1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1994, 0.15 cubic ft.
Associations files, 1990-1994, 0.70 cubic ft.
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1993, 0.15 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Administrative correspondence files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Chronological files, 1990-1994,
3.5 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1990-1994. Also present are correspondence logs, reports, agreements, contracts, legislation, meeting agenda, financial data, and magazine articles. The majority of the material is outgoing letters and memoranda from the executive director or the deputy executive director, some from other agency staff. Some folders are marked just as Chronological files, FY (year), others are marked as files of individuals, generally the executive director or the deputy executive director. General files are not present for FY92, however, there is a large group of files for the executive director for that year.
Correspondents include Board members, the Attorney General and other state officials, federal agencies, city and county officials, legislators, consultants, attorneys, franchise applicants for the high speed rail contract, and the general public. Topics covered include public comment and hearings on the high speed rail (HSR) applications, awarding the franchise application for a high speed rail, environmental impact studies, Southwest Airlines litigation, terminating the HSR contract with Texas TGV, administration of the agency, and termination of the agency. See the series Confidential files for additional chronological files. Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. See also the series Board members files for additional correspondence with board members; and the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence.
Arrangement
There are two sets of files. General chronological files, arranged by fiscal year, followed by individual chronological files, arranged alphabetically, then in chronological order by fiscal year. Within both sets of files, the letters are generally in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chronological files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Chronological files, general
box
2000/094-9 April 1 - December 31, 1990
January 1 - March 31, 1991
April 1 - August 31, 1991
September 1- October 31, 1992
November 1 - December 31, 1992
January 1- April 30, 1993
box
2000/094-10 May 1 - August 31, 1993
September 1 - October 20, 1993
October 21 - November 29, 1993
Chronological list of outgoing correspondence, September 1991-August 1992
Chronological list of incoming correspondence, September 1992-August 1993
Chronological list of outgoing correspondence, September 1992-August 1993
Chronological list of incoming correspondence, September 1993-August 1994
Chronological list of outgoing correspondence, September 1993-August 1994
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1994
Chronological files, individuals
box
2000/094-10 Burns, FY94 highlights, November 1993-May 1994
Burns, September 1, 1993-August 31, 1994
Dillon, January-February 1992
Dillon, October-December 1991
C. Fern, December 1993
C. Fern, December 1993-January 1994
Goodhope, September 1, 1992 - February 28, 1993
Chairman Guerrero, January 3 - July 1, 1992
Luther Jones, September-November 1993
Neely:
March 22 - August 31, 1991
September 1 - October 31, 1991
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2000/094-11 November 1, 1991 - February 29, 1992
April 1992
August 1992
H. Payne, August 1994
Polusky:
Subsidies, 1990
May 24 - December 31, 1990
January 1 - August 31, 1991
September 1, 1991 - August 31, 1992
September 1, 1992 - August 31, 1993
August 9, 1993-February 8, 1994
Rutter:
April 1 - December 31, 1990
January 1 - August 31, 1991
September 1, 1991 - February 29, 1992
March 1 - August 31, 1992
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2000/094-12 September 1, 1992 - April 30, 1993
May 1 - August 31, 1993
September 1 - November 30, 1993
October 20, 1993-December 23, 1994, April 1995
Fax transmissions, 1990-1994,
4 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1990-1994. These records are primarily faxed outgoing letters and memoranda and fax transmittal sheets of the agency, most sent out by the executive director or the deputy executive director. Some incoming letters are present. Attachments faxed with the letters include information sheets on various aspects of the high speed rail project; copies of speeches, most made by THSRA board members or the executive director; reports; agreements; contracts; testimony; legislation; meeting agenda; financial data, and clippings.
Correspondents include Board members, the Attorney General and other state officials, city and county officials, legislators and congressmen, federal officials, consultants, attorneys, corporations - especially Texas TGV, franchise applicants for the high speed rail contract, and the general public. Topics covered include public comment and hearings on the high speed rail (HSR) applications, awarding the franchise application for a high speed rail, environmental impact studies, Southwest Airlines litigation, terminating the HSR contract with Texas TGV, and terminating the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. See the series Confidential files for additional fax transmission files. Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. See also the series Board members files for additional correspondence with board members; and the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence.
Arrangement of the records
The records are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Fax transmissions, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-12 Fax transmissions, FY 94, September 1993 - October 1994
Fax transmissions, FY 93:
August 1993
July 1993
June 1993
May 1993
box
2000/094-13 April 1993
March 1993
February 1993
January 1993
December 1992
November 1992
October 1992
September 1992
box
2000/094-14 Fax transmissions, FY 92:
August 1992
July 1992
June 1992
May 1992
April 1992
March 1992
February 1992
January 1992
December 1991
November 1991
box
2000/094-15 October 1991
September 1991
Fax transmissions, FY 91:
August 1991
July 1991
June 1991
May 1991
April 1991
March 1991
February 1991
January 1991
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2000/094-16 December 1990
November 1990
October 1990
September 1990
Fax transmissions, FY 90:
August 1990
July 1990
June 1990
May 1990
State agencies files, 1977, 1983, 1989-1995,
2.5 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with various state agencies, dating 1977, 1983, and 1989-1995. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or the deputy executive director of the THSRA with state agency officials. Also present are reports, meeting agenda, manuals, interagency contracts, brochures, press releases, and budget and financial materials. See the series Confidential files for additional Attorney General correspondence and opinions. Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. See the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence.
Arrangement
The files are arranged alphabetically by agency, then foldered by type of record. Items in most files are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State agencies files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-16 State Office of Administrative Hearings:
[Correspondence], 1993-1994
Interagency contract, 1992
Department of Agriculture, 1992
Attorney General:
Correspondence:
1990-1994
9/1/93 - 8/31/94
5/07/92 - 10/7/92
10/15/91 - 4/29/92
5/21/90 - 9/25/91
Acceptance of donations, 1993
Government Law and Liability Conference, 1995
EIS - Special requests, 1992-1993
Interagency Cooperation Contract, 1992-1993
Legal billing, 1992-1994
Open records information, 1977, 1990-1991
Open Records Act, 1992
Legal Research Board Member Tenure, 1993
Open meetings - workshops, 1993
Outside counsel, 1993
Steering Committee, Environmental Conference, 1992-1993
Open records requests and AG opinions:
[Note: Many of these letters concern the requested release of confidential information; also, some letters to the Attorney General not pertaining to open records requests were filed with these letters.]
September 1991-August 1992
July -August 1991
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2000/094-17 June 1990-June 1991
State Auditor, 1991, 1993
General Services Commission:
1992-1995
Open records, 1993-1994
Governor's Office:
Correspondence, 1994
Executive correspondence, 1991-1994
Governor's Executive Development Program, 1993-1994
Petition to U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1993
Texas House of Representatives, 1990-1993
Department of Information Resources, 1990-1993
Legislative Budget Office, 1991-1993
Texas Legislative Council, 1994
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1992-1994
Texas Public Finance Authority, 1992
Railroad Commission:
Correspondence, 1993-1994
Correspondence, 1990-1993
Interagency contract, 1991-1993
Equipment loan, 1995
Extension contract, 1995
Texas Register, 1990-1994
Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, 1990-1993
Secretary of State, 1992-1994
Texas Senate, 1993-1994
Texas Senate, 1990-1993
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2000/094-18 Office of State-Federal Relations, 1990-1993
Supreme Court of Texas, 1983
Texas Department of Transportation:
1994
1992-1993
1990-1993
External Advisory Panel, 1993
Texas Transportation Researcher, 1992-1993
Royal Eagle Lines, 1992-1993
Transportation planning, 1994
State Highway 130, 1994
Texas State Treasury, 1993-1995
Texas Turnpike Authority, 1989-1991
Texas Water Commission, 1991-1993
Texas Worker's Compensation Commission:
1992-1995
1991-1993
Risk management, 1993-1994
Training materials, ca. 1993
Federal agencies files, 1988-1995,
0.5 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with several federal agencies, dating 1988-1995. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or the deputy executive director of the THSRA with federal officials and congressmen. Also present are reports, meeting agenda, statements and testimony before Congress, legislation, and newsletters and other publications. Most of the files are from the U.S. Department of Transportation. See the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence.
Arrangement
The files are arranged alphabetically by agency, then foldered by type of record. Items in most files are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Federal agencies files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-19 Congress:
Congressional testimony, 1990-1991
House of Representatives, 1990-1991
House of Representatives, Miscellaneous legislation, 1990-1991
Senate, 1991-1993
Senate, Miscellaneous legislation, 1988-1989, 1995
Senate, Hearing on High Speed Ground Transportation Oversight, 1992
U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, 1994
U.S. Department of Transportation:
1990-1994
1991-1992
ISTEA (Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act):
1993-1994
1991-1992
Federal Railroad Administration:
1988-1994
Grade Crossing Action Plan, 1994
High Speed Rail Overview, 1995
Safety Inspection Trip, draft TGV and ICE reports, 1991
Transportation Research Board, 1989-1991
Transportation Research Board, Passenger Transportation Committee, 1992
Local government and transportation authorities files, 1986, 1989-1995,
1 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with several transit or transportation authorities and some local government bodies and officials, dating 1986, 1989-1995. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or the deputy executive director of the THSRA with transportation or transit authority boards, chambers of commerce, and other local officials. Also present are reports and studies, transportation plans, meeting agenda, newsletters, and other publications. Correspondence with county officials is in the subseries, Interested parties files. See the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence. Additional transportation plans from local governments or regional councils are in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems.
Arrangement
The files are arranged alphabetically by city or authority, then foldered by type of record. Items in most files are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Local government and transportation authorities files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-19 Austin Transportation Study, 1994
[2 folders, 2 envelopes]
Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 1995
[Austin] Bergstrom Conversion Task Force, Transit linkage and regional planning, Robert Mueller Airport, 1992-1993
[Austin] Bergstrom Conversion Task Force, First Interim Report, 1992
City of Austin/Capital Metro Disparity Study, 1993
City of Austin, ridership forecasts, 1991
Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, 1991-1992
City of Dallas, 1991, 1995
Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 1986, 1990
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2000/094-20 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board, Final Report, Evaluation of the Potential Effects of Changing the Air Service Restrictions at Love Field, 1990
[unfoldered bound report]
Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 1990-1994
DFW Airport Briefing for Marc Burns, Executive Director, THSRA, June 17, 1993
Dawson, Texas, 1992
City of Ennis, 1992
City of Houston, airport improvement projects, 1995
Greater Houston Partnership, Regional Mobility Plan for the Houston Area, 1989
[unfoldered bound publication]
Greater Houston Partnership, Transportation Planning Subcommittee, 1991-1992
Houston-Galveston Area Council, Metropolitan Transportation Plan, 1994
North Central Texas Council of Governments, 1993-1995
North Central Texas Council of Governments, Regional Transportation Plan, 1995
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, 1991
San Antonio Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1990, 1994
San Francisco Transportation Authority, 1993
Colleges and universities files, 1990-1995,
0.5 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with various colleges and universities, dating 1990-1995. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or the deputy executive director of the THSRA with university officials, professors, directors or staff of university institutes or programs, or others. Also present are reports, meeting agenda, interagency contracts, and publications. Reports and theses from several universities are in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems.
Arrangement
The files are arranged alphabetically, then foldered by type of record. Items in most files are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Colleges and universities files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-20 Southwest Texas State University, 1994
[Southern Methodist University], Degolyer Library, 1991
Texas Southern University, 1995
Texas Southern University, interagency cooperation contract, 1991-1992
University of Texas at Austin:
1991-1994
Center for Transportation Research, 1992-1993
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 1992-1993
Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, 1992-1993
Texas A&M University:
Texas Engineering Extension Service, 1992-1993
Texas Transportation Institute:
1993-1994
1992
Interagency contract, 1990-1992
Universities internship response, correspondence, 1993
Interested parties files, 1988-1994,
1.5 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with county officials, colleges and universities, other states, other countries and the general public, dating 1988-1994. There are incoming and outgoing letters, most from the executive director or the deputy executive director of the THSRA with county judges and the general public, also professors or officials at a few colleges and universities, and with foreign governments and foreign corporations. Other records present include petitions, reports and newsletters. The majority of the records are county correspondence files with the general public.
Correspondence with other local officials is in the subseries Local government and transportation authorities files. Correspondence with colleges and universities is also present in the subseries, Colleges and universities files. Correspondence with local officials and citizens in counties about the environmental impact of the project can be found in the series Environmental impact statement files and the series Town hall meeting files and related materials. See the other subseries in the Administrative correspondence and subject files for the rest of the agency's correspondence.
Arrangement
The files are arranged into three groups. First are the general files, including files with colleges and other states, followed by the county files, then finishing with files from foreign countries. Within each group the files are alphabetically. Items in most files are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Interested parties files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
General files
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2000/094-20 General county information, 1993
Non-route county information, 1993
Interested parties, derail, 1993
Colleges and universities, 1991-1993
Correspondence with county judges, 1992-1993
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2000/094-21 Interested parties, correspondence, 1991-1992
Interested parties, other states, 1991-1994
Interested parties, other countries, 1993
Interested parties, petitions, 1993
County files
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2000/094-21 Austin County, 1992
Bastrop County, 1992
Bell County, 1991-1993
Bexar County, 1993
Brazoria County, 1991-1992
Brazos County, 1992-1993
Burnet County, 1991
Caldwell County, 1993
Cherokee County, 1992
Collin County, 1992
Cooke County, 1992
Dallas County, 1992-1993
Ellis County, 1992-1993
Falls County, 1991-1993
Fayette County, 1992-1993
Fort Bend County, 1992-1993
Freestone County, 1991-1992
Gonzales County, 1992
Grimes County, 1991-1993
Guadalupe County, 1992-1993
Harris County, 1992-1993
Haskell County, 1991
Hays County, 1992-1993
Hidalgo County, 1991
Hill County, 1992-1993
Leon County, 1991-1992
Limestone County, 1991-1993
Lubbock County, 1992-1993
Madison County, 1991
Montgomery County, 1992
McLennan County, 1991-1993
McLennan County, 1993
Milam County, 1992-1993
Navarro County, 1992
Nueces County, 1992-1993
Panola County, 1991
Robertson County, 1992-1993
Tarrant County, 1991-1993
Travis County, 1991-1993
Walker County, 1992-1993
Waller County, 1991-1993
Washington County, 1993
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2000/094-22 Williamson County, 1991-1993
Foreign country files
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2000/094-22 China, 1991
French Trade Commission, 1990-1993
Japan External Trade Organization, 1988-1993
Korea, 1991-1994
Mexican Investment Board, 1992
Singapore, 1992
Sweden, 1988-1992
Taiwan, 1993
TGV (France), 1990
Legal firms files, 1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1994,
0.15 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with several law firms, dating 1983, 1987-1988, 1990-1994. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or board members of the THSRA, with lawyers in several law firms. Some correspondence is also present between the Attorney General and the law firms. The bulk of the files are with the outside counsel of the THSRA, Jackson and Walker. Also present are contracts, and orders and other court documents. Files containing billings and additional correspondence can be found in the series Legal files. Additional or duplicative contracts can be found in the series Contracts.
Arrangement
The files are arranged alphabetically by firm name. Items within most folders are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal firms files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-22 Legal references, 1983, 1987-1988, 1990
Bickerstaff, Heath and Smiley, 1990-1993
Brown Maroney and Oaks Hartline, 1991-1992
Brown McCarroll and Oaks Hartline, 1992-1994
Ford, Ferraro, Fritz and Byrne, 1990
Fulbright and Jaworski, 1990-1991
Jackson and Walker:
Contracts, 1991-1992
1992
1993
Associations files, 1990-1994,
0.70 cubic ft.
This series consists of administrative correspondence and subject files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) with several associations, dating 1990-1994. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or other staff of the THSRA with officials or staff in the associations. The majority of the files consist of materials sent by associations to the THSRA, including correspondence, reports, meeting agenda and programs, remarks and speeches, legislation, newsletters and other publications, and press releases. Associations represented in the files include the American Public Transit Authority and the High Speed Rail Association. Papers presented at some APTA and HSRA meetings are in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems. Materials from conferences of various associations are in the series Conferences and symposiums.
Arrangment
The files are arranged alphabetically by name. Items within most folders are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Associations files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-22 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1990-1991
American Public Transit Association (APTA):
1990-1992
1994
1990-1992
Membership directory, 1990
American Railway Engineering Association (AREA), 1990-1992
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1992
Focus, 1991
Norman Bel Geddes Photographs, 1990
High Speed Rail Association, 1990-1992
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2000/094-23 National Association of Railroad Passengers, 1990-1992
National Association of Regional Councils, 1991
Miscellaneous correspondence files, 1993,
0.15 cubic ft.
This series consists primarily of incoming correspondence to the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1993. Two files contain opposition letters from the general public about the high speed rail project overall or against granting an extension to continue the high speed rail project. The other folder contains a document with various paragraphs used by the agency for different responses to incoming correspondence either opposing or supporting the project, how to answer questions about financing for the project, etc.
Arrangment
The files are unarranged.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous correspondence files, Administrative correspondence and subject files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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2000/094-23 [Incoming correspondence], 1993
For approval [incoming correspondence], 1993
Systemized letters, 1993

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Administrative files, 1987-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),
1.75 cubic ft.

This series consists of general files such as organization charts, procedural notebooks, a history of the agency, annual agency reports, a directory, performance bonds, reports and memos re: implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and agency brochures, comprising the administrative files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA). Also included are several subject files on high speed rail, including federal legislation, a draft of the Texas Transportation Plan, brochures from companies operating high speed rail systems in France and Germany, and publications and brochures from a trip to Europe by agency officials in June 1990. Dates covered are 1987-1995, the bulk dating 1991-1994.
Arrangement
The general agency administrative files are filed first, followed by high speed rail subject files. Within each group the files are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
General administrative files
box
2000/094-23 Agency brochures, 1990
Agency organization charts, ca. 1991-ca. 1993
Agency seal, 1991
Annual financial report:
1991
1992
[2 copies]
1993
[2 copies]
1994
Budget figures, 1990-1991
Performance review, 1992
Performance bonds, 1991-1994
Notebook on standardized responses, ca. 1991-ca. 1993
Directory, ca. 1993
Interim Report of Texas House Committee on Appropriations, 1992
Report to the 72nd Legislature, 1991
Report to the 73rd Legislature, 1992
Texas High Speed Rail Act, 1989
Proposed FY 94 operating budget, 1993
Notebook re: rules procedures, 1990
Notebook re: water issues, 1993-1994
Operations manual
Reproductions and permissions, 1991-1992
Notebook, Advisory Committees (re: rules procedures), 1994
[American Disabilities Act, compliance], 1991-1995
[wallet with several folders]
Report, history of high speed rail project, ca. 1994
Miscellaneous notes, Board meeting, ca. 1993
High speed rail subject files
box
2000/094-24 High Speed Rail Act Information, 1992-1993
High Speed Ground Transportation Development Act of 1993, federal legislation, 1993
Recent HSR conferences/info, 1994-1995
Clinton High Speed Rail Program, 1993
Clinton High Speed Rail Act, 1992-1994
Texas Transportation Plan, 1992-1994
Derail research, 1993
HSR project effects on state, environmental, 1993
High speed rail notes, 1990-1993
Federal grant information, 1995
Federal grant information, 1994
German-French reports on several European rail companies, ca. 1988
French rail company brochures, ca. 1987
German company's high speed rail publications, 1987-1991
TGV (French company) publications, ca. 1987
[Note: Some publications are only in French.]
European trip, June 1990

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Planning records, 1991-1993,
0.5 cubic ft.

This series consists of manuals, budget data, goals, projections, memoranda, and other records used by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority for preparing its strategic plan in 1992, and for the performance review done by the Comptroller's Office. Also present are copies of the 1992-1998 Strategic Plan prepared by the agency. Dates covered are 1991-1993.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Planning records, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-24 Notebook re: procedures for performance review, 1992
Notebook re: strategic planning steps, 1992
Agency planning, 1991
Agency strategic planning files, 1991-1993
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2000/094-25 Agency strategic planning files, 1991-1993
[2 wallets]

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Speeches, 1991-1992,
fractional

These are speeches and notes for use in talks given by the executive director of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, dating 1991-1992. Topics covered including financing of the high speed rail project, the need for high speed rail, history of the agency, and progress of the high speed rail project. Notes are present for "town hall" type speeches and for talks to state highway department personnel. Also present are a list of questions asked by a radio station during an interview with the executive director. Speeches by board members are present in the series Board members files. Speeches by the executive director and other agency staff are also in the series Conferences and symposiums. Additional speech materials from town hall meetings are in the series Town hall meeting files and related materials.
Arrangement
These records are unarranged.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speeches, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-25 Speeches (includes notes), 1991-1992
High Speed Rail, Transportation Initiative for 21st Century, 1992
High Speed Rail Financing: the Texas experience, ca. 1992

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Conferences and symposiums, 1990-1994 (bulk 1991-1993),
1.75 cubic ft.

This series contains brochures, correspondence, agenda, programs, newsletters, proceedings, and speeches given or papers from conferences and symposiums attended by the executive director or other staff of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, including speeches or papers presented by THSRA staff. Dates covered are 1990-1994, the bulk dating 1991-1993. Types of events attended include conferences, meetings, or symposiums of high speed rail related national or regional organizations; events of government bodies outside of Texas; university events; meetings re: agency administration (such as a meeting on Risk Management); and meetings of local groups, such as Kiwanis's clubs. Topics covered including financing of the high speed rail project, the need for high speed rail, history of the agency, technological aspects of high speed rail, and progress of the high speed rail project. Speeches or papers by THSRA staff are not always present in the files where the materials indicate a THSRA staff members gave a talk or presentation. A few speeches and speech notes are present in the series Speeches. Speeches by board members are present in the series Board members files. A few papers presented at meetings of the American Public Transit Association and the High Speed Rail/MAGLEV Association are in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in reverse chronological order by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Conferences and symposiums, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-25 Conferences - miscellaneous, 1990-1994
Transportation Research Board, Annual meeting, January 9-13, 1994
Presentation invitations, 1993
10th Annual EEO Conference, Austin, August 16, 1993
The Supertrain for Texas: Can It Get on Track?, Dallas, June 28, 1993
1st Conference on U.S.-Japan Cooperation in Transportation, Washington, D.C., May 27, 1993
10th Annual Convention of HRS/MAGLEV, Toronto, Canada, May 23-27, 1993
Risk Management Seminar, Austin, April 27, 1993
USAS Manager training, Austin, April 20, 1993
Dallas meeting/Houston workshop, March 23-24, 1993
Death, Taxes, ... Rulemaking in Texas, April 13-14, 1993
Transportation Research Board - 72nd Annual meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 1993
Texas Farm Bureau Conference, Corpus Christi, November 30, 1992
66th Annual Transportation Short Course, Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, October 21, 1992
Regional Planning Commission meeting, New Orleans, October 13, 1992
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - 1st International Conference, High Speed Ground Transportation Systems, Orlando, October 1992
Texas Department of Transportation Public Affairs Conference, Abilene, September 9, 1992
Hitachi Project, Cedar Valley College, Dallas, September 3, 15, 1992
House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on High Speed Rail, Houston, August 21, 1992
KBTX-TV Electronic Town Meetings, Anderson and Bryan, July 22-23, 1992
High Speed Rail Corridor Meeting, Austin, July 20, 1992
Texas Department of Transportation Research Annual Symposium, University of Texas, Austin, July 14, 1992
Balcones Kiwanis Club, Austin, July 8, 1992
United Way 1993 Breakfast, Austin, June 29, 1992
Baker and Botts Presentation, Austin, June 29, 1992
High Speed Rail Association, 9th International Conference on High Speed Rail, Pittsburgh, May 17-20, 1992
Rudy Garza/Eduardo Barousse Moreno Meeting, Austin, May 1992
Kern County Transportation Symposium, Bakersfield, California, May 15, 1992
American Consulting Engineers Council, Chicago, April 26-30, 1992
Leadership Southwest Program Presentation, Dallas, April 15, 1992
Meeting on Administrative Hearing Rules, Austin, April 14, 1992
Institutional Investors Municipal Conference, Dallas, April 8-10, 1992
Area Technical Conference, Chicago, March 23-25, 1992
UT Community and Regional Planning Growth Forum, Austin, March 13, 1992
Austin Business Travel Associations, Austin, March 10, 1992
House Staff Development Class, Austin, March 4, 1992
Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Engineer of the Year Banquet, Amarillo, February 21, 1992
Alamo Kiwanis Club, San Antonio, February 20, 1992
Society of American Military Engineers, Houston, February 19, 1992
HEB (Hurst, Euless, Bedford) Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, February 18, 1992
CTR-University of Texas Symposium on HSR/Transportation, Monterrey, Mexico, February 13-14, 1992
Spanish translation of speech, HSR Transportation Symposium, Monterrey, Mexico, February 14, 1992
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2000/094-26 Louisiana High-Speed Rail Symposium, New Orleans, January 30-31, 1992
Taylor Chamber of Commerce, Taylor, January 21, 1992
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 71st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 12-16, 1992
High Speed Rail Association Board of Directors Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 16, 1992
Priority Manager Workshop, Austin, December 5, 1991
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Central Texas Chapter, Austin, November 26, 1991
C.S.I. - San Antonio Chapter, San Antonio, November 25, 1991
American Society of Civil Engineers Meeting, November 7, 1991
Corsicana Lions Club/Rotary Club, Corsicana, November 6, 1991
Texas TGV Super Group Presentation, Houston, November 5, 1991
Meeting with George Bayoud, October 31, 1991
Federal Railroad Association (FRA) Joint Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 31, 1991
MOVITE/OTEA Meeting, Oklahoma City, October 25, 1991
Annual SDHPT Short Course, College Station, October 22-25, 1991
Washington State DOT (Department of Transportation), Seattle, October 14-15, 1991
ARTBA (American Road and Transportation Builders Association) Public/Private Ventures Third Annual Conference, Orlando, October 8-11, 1991
Visit of Kuwaiti Public Administrators, TSHRA, October 9, 1991
'91 APTA Annual Meeting, Ontario, Canada, September 28-October 2, 1991
FRA-TGV-TSHRA Meeting, Washington, D.C., September 30-October 2, 1991
MAGLEV Technology Assessment Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 26-27, 1991
Southern Legislative Conference, Miami, September 20-25, 1991
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown, Texas, September 20, 1991
Texas A & M Student Chapter, Institute of Transportation Engineers, College Station, September 12, 1991
Gulf Coast Highway Users Leadership Conference, San Antonio, August 18-20, 1991
High Speed Rail - Amtrak Visit, Washington, D.C., July 24-26, 1991
New York State Legislature Public Hearing, Buffalo, July 16, 1991
WASHTO (Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) Conference, Olympia, July 15-17, 1991
CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) - Dallas Chapter, Dallas, July 11, 1991
ACEA (Austin Contractors and Engineers Association) Luncheon, Austin Opera House, July 10, 1991
Brazos Valley Area Coalition, Bryan, July 9, 1991
Optimist Club of Oak Cliff, Dallas, July 8, 1991
Eleventh Annual CTR Symposium, Balcones Research Center, Austin, July 8, 1991
Meeting with Chairman Wyly, Dallas, June 20, 1991
10th Annual Infrastructure Seminar, Houston, June 18, 1991
Radio Committee Community Association Institute, KSVE, June 15, 1991
Rapid Transit Conference, Philadelphia, June 9-13, 1991
Southwest Region University Transportation CTR Annual Review Workshop, Austin, May 14-15, 1991
8th International Convention on High Speed Rail, Disneyland Hotel, May 5-8, 1991
High Speed Rail and MAGLEV Safety Workshop, St. Louis, April 7-10, 1991
Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Advisory Committee, College Station, March 26-27, 1991
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Dallas, March 4, 1991
Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, March 1, 1991
Government Technology Conference, Austin, February 13-15, 1991
Transportation Research Board 70th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13-17, 1991
Magnetic Levitation for North America, High Speed Rail Association, November 16, 1990
High Speed Rail Association Annual Meeting, November 9, 1990
Management of Highway Research Programs, Federal Highway Administration, November 7-9, 1990
High Speed Rail Operations in Texas, U.T. Engineers, November 5, 1990
South West Transit Association, Annual Conference, October 20, 1990
64th Annual Highway and Transportation Short Course, October 16-18, 1990
Presentation - Waco Business League, October 5, 1990
American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting, Houston, September 30-October 4, 1990
Presentation ASCE - Temple, Texas, September 26, 1990
Presentation - Transportation Committee, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, September 14, 1990
APTA - Rapid Transit Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4-5, 1990

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Public information and press releases, 1990-1993,
1 cubic ft.

This series consists of press releases, clippings, media advisories, journal articles, reports, magazines, correspondence and memoranda, and drafts of notices for the Texas Register, comprising the public information files of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA). Dates covered are 1990-1993. Press releases include those issued by the TSHRA, as well as releases issued by the Railroad Commission, Morrison-Knudsen Corporation, and Texas TGV, the company awarded the high speed rail franchise. Also present is a proposal for providing electronic video public relations materials. A large group of clippings were bound together by a clipping service, titled "In the Press." There are magazines and informal reports that contain miscellaneous articles about high speed rail issues as well as several folders of loose clippings. Topics covered include appointments, awarding the high speed rail franchise, status of the high speed rail project, eminent domain notifications, the environmental impact statement, and other high speed rail issues. Videotapes of newsclips are in the series Audio-visual materials.
Arrangement
These records are arranged topically or by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public information and press releases, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-26 Texas High Speed Rail status, ca. 1992
Information issues, 1993
Subscriptions, 1992-1993
VNR-1 Video public relations, 1992
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2000/094-27 Advisory notices, 1992
Derail/opposition press release, 1993
Press releases, 1992-1993
[Texas] TGV press releases, 1993
Morrison Knudsen press releases, 1991-1992
THSRA press releases, 1991-1993
THSRA press releases, 1991-1992
Railroad Commission press releases, 1992
In the Press, 1991
[large wallet]
Clippings:
1993
September-October 1990
September 1990
August 1990
July-August 1990
May-July 1990
Miscellaneous articles, reports, magazines about high speed rail or containing high speed rail articles, 1990-1992
[large wallet]

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Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, 1981-1989 (bulk 1987-1989),
4 cubic ft.

Agency history
The Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) was created in 1953 (53rd Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 4) to plan, finance, build, and operate toll facilities in Texas. It was governed by a 12 member board, nine of whom were public members appointed by the governor with consent of the Senate. The members served six year overlapping terms. The three members of the Texas Transportation Commission served as ex-officio members and the governor designated the chair.
In June 1987, the 70th Legislature directed the Texas Turnpike Authority to study the feasibility of high speed rail system in the "Texas Triangle" Dallas-Houston, Dallas-San Antonio, and San Antonio-Houston. The study began in February 1988. Requests for proposals were published and several consulting firms were chosen to conduct the study. Lichliter/Jameson and Associates were the lead contractor. Other firms were Wilber Smith and Associates; Ray Perryman Associates; Morrison-Knudson Corporation; Underwood, Neuhaus and Company; Sylva Engineering; and Andrews and Kurth. The study reviewed other high speed rail systems, current and projected transportation needs in Texas, and other related subjects. The TTA reported to the 71st Legislature in January 1989 that, under certain assumptions, high speed rail (over 150 miles per hour) would be feasible in Texas. The Legislature introduced legislation to implement the findings of the report. In January 1989, Senate Bill 1190 was passed, creating the Texas High Speed Rail Authority.
In 1997, the Texas Turnpike Authority merged with the Texas Department of Transportation (75th Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 370). The TTA is part of the Texas Turnpike Authority Division at the Texas Department of Transportation. It is responsible for feasibility studies, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of tolled turnpikes, bridges, and tunnels at locations with high traffic volume. A TTA Board exists, consisting of six members appointed by the governor and includes the chair of the Texas Transportation Commission as an ex-officio member. Board members serve staggered six year terms and are independent of the Transportation Commission.
This series consists of correspondence, memos, notes, project files, administrative files re: a request for proposal to conduct a feasibility study of high speed rail (RFP), statements of qualifications and proposals submitted in response to the RFQ (request for qualifications) and the RFP (request for proposal), reports by consulting firms conducting the high speed rail study, and reports on railroads and high speed rail projects in other states and foreign countries collected during the study, likely used as resource materials. Dates covered are 1981-1989 (bulk 1987-1989). This study was conducted by the Texas Turnpike Authority, resulting in a recommendation to pursue a high speed rail project in Texas. This led to the creation of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA). Legislation re: the creation of the THSRA, including bill analyses, can be found in the series Legislation. Additional high speed rail feasibility reports and related studies can found in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Request for proposals files
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2000/094-28 RFP (request for proposal) addendum, 1988
RFP/RFQ (request for proposal/request for qualifications) mailing list, 1987-1989
RFP background material, 1987-1988
RFP evaluation, ca. 1988
RFQ (request for qualifications), 1987-1988
RFQ evaluation sheet [empty]
RFQ responses, 1987
RFQ, notes on, 1987-1988
RFP, 1983, 1988
RFP short list proposals [empty]
Statements of qualifications to conduct feasibility study
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2000/094-28 A Statement of Qualifications for a High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc.; Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, Inc.; Wilbur Smith and Associates, Inc.; Underwood, Neuhaus & Co., Inc.; and Andrews and Kurth; November 27, 1987
Statement of qualifications, submitted by Deborah Alves Corporate Communications, November 25, 1987
A Statement of Qualifications, Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Barton-Aschman Associates, Inc., etc., November 27, 1987
Statement of qualifications, submitted by Touche Ross and Company, November 27, 1987
A Statement of Qualifications to conduct a High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Bernard Johnson, Inc., November 24, 1987
A Statement of Qualifications for the Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc., November 25, 1987
A Statement of Qualifications for a High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Albert H. Halff Associates, Inc., November 25, 1987
A Statement of Qualifications, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Gannett Fleming, etc., November 25, 1987
Qualifications for High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Louis Berger International, Inc., and Sofrerail, November 25, 1987
Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Statement of Qualifications, submitted by Booz-Allen and Hamilton-Flour Daniel, etc., November 25, 1987
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2000/094-29 Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Qualification Statement, by Turner Collie and Braden, Inc., November 25, 1987
[2 volumes]
Proposals to perform a high speed rail feasibility study
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2000/094-29 Proposal to Perform a High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Turner Collie and Braden, Inc., February 15, 1988
Proposal Statement, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, submitted by Lichliter/Jameson & Associates, Inc.; Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, Inc.; Wilbur Smith and Associates, Inc.; Underwood, Neuhaus & Co., Inc.; Andrews and Kurth; M. Ray Consultants, Inc.; and Sylva Engineering; February 16, 1988
[2 volumes]
Correspondence, project files, reference materials
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2000/094-29 Resolutions, TTA [re: consulting team selected for study], [1988]
Presentation to Governor et. al. of high speed rail study and press conference, February 15, 1989
Presentations, 1987-1989
Oversight consultants, 1987-1988
Notice to proceed, 1988
News releases, 1988
Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, Inc.:
1988
Technical memo - "Review of HSR Studies and Existing HSR Systems," task 2.1.2, 1988
Technical memo - "Criteria for Generic Class of HSR Technology, " task 2.1.3, 1988
Cross reference with LJA (Lichliter/Jameson & Associates), task 2.1.4, 1988
Existing rail routes to be studied, task 220.4, 1988
Maps, ca. 1988
Lichliter/Jameson correspondence, 1988-1989
LJA/TTA progress payments for contract FSF-10, 1988-1989
HSR - Texas Triangle, Early efforts and data collection, 1981-1988
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2000/094-30 I.C.E. (Intercity Express System) correspondence #1, 1986-1987
Railroad project, Dallas-Houston; I.C.E.; 1986-1987
Texas High Speed Rail Summary Report, Feasibility Study 1987, Intercity Express, The German High Speed Consortium, 1987
Texas High Speed Rail Technical Report, Feasibility Study 1987, Intercity Express, The German High Speed Consortium, 1987
Texas High Speed Rail corridor study grant, ca. 1988
Federal Railroad Administration, 1987-1989
Executive Summary of the Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Passenger Project, Texas Railroad Finance Corporation, 1989
Final feasibility study reports
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2000/094-30 Ridership and Revenue Forecast for Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Wilber Smith Associates, Inc., October 1988
Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study Project, Analysis of Current State Legislation, Andrews and Kurth, 1988
Texas High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Preliminary Financial Analysis, Underwood, Neuhaus and Company, December 1988
Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study, Executive Summary, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., February 1989
[2 volumes, one with cover documentation]
Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., February 1989
[2 volumes, and photocopy of volume 1]
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2000/094-31 Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study, Technical Memorandums, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., February 1989
[2 volumes]
Use of Highway Medians for High Speed Rail Research, supplement to Technical memorandum, task 2.1.4, September 15, 1988
The Economic Impact of the Texas High Speed Rail Project, M. Ray Perryman Consultants, Inc., ca. 1987
[2 volumes, and separate additional copy of executive summary found in volume one. Volumes are unbound and housed in wallets.]
High Speed Rail in Texas: A Technical Memorandum on the Economic Condition, Outlook, and Linkages in Texas Major Urban Areas, M. Ray Perryman Consultants, Inc., August 15, 1988

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Request for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise, 1990-1991,
0.5 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
As part of the application process to award a high speed rail franchise in Texas, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority solicited letters of intent from potential applicants. Non-solicited parties were also welcome to submit letters. A notice inviting letters of intent was published in the Texas Register on June 26, 1990. On July 19, 1990, two letters of intent were received - from Texas High-Speed Rail Joint Venture (later renamed Texas FasTrac) and the Texas TGV Consortium. According to rules of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA), representatives of the two companies automatically became members of the RFP Advisory Committee. This committee assisted the THSRA in drafting the RFP (request for proposal). The RFP dictated the information the THSRA would require to be included in the Franchise Application. The RFP Advisory Committee (RFPAC) was composed of three THSRA board members, two representatives from each of the firms filing letters of intent, and was chaired by the THSRA's former executive director. A public meeting of the RFPAC was held on August 29, 1990 to solicit comments from applicants and members of the public. Several advisors were chosen to draft the RFP and incorporate suggestions and comments of the RFPAC into the final draft submitted to the THSRA. The advisors were selected to study and report on various aspects of a high speed rail project that should be incorporated into the Franchise Application. The advisors chosen were: L.S. Gallegos and Associates - Lead consultant; Espey, Huston and Associates - Environmental issues; Charles River Associates- Ridership; and Innovation Financial Service - Financial issues.
The RFP was published in September 1990 and also sent to all airline and bus companies providing intercity passenger transportation in the state, as required by the THSRA's statutes. Two groups responded to the RFP - Texas TGV Corporation and Texas FasTrac, Inc., submitting franchise applications and the required franchise fees by the deadline of January 16, 1991. Another company, the Texas Railroad Finance Corporation, submitted an application. However, at the close of business on January 16, its application fee had not been received, thus invalidating its application.
Materials present include correspondence; request for proposals (RFP); transcripts of the RFP Advisory Committee meetings and of a Texas High Speed Rail Authority board meeting; notes, background materials, and drafts used to produce the RFP; bids from consulting firms to prepare the RFP; and contracts with firms selected to prepare the RFP. Materials are dated 1990-1991. This series concerns the issuance of a request for proposals by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) for operating a high speed rail franchise in Texas. The RFP detailed information that was required for inclusion in the franchise application. Covered in the files is the process by which the RFP was drafted as well as some aspects of the project requiring studies by firms submitting letters of intent to bid on a high speed rail franchise, including an initial ridership study.
A few additional records concerning some of the consulting firms can be found in the series Consultants files. The letters of intent, correspondence with consultants and franchise applicants, and materials concerning the regulation of the franchise are in the series Franchise application and franchise regulation files. Review of the franchise applications by advisors is documented in the series Advisors files. A more thorough ridership study is in the series Ridership study.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Request for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-32 RFP bids [proposals by firms to prepare the RFP], 1990
Proposals by firms to prepare RFP, 1990
Request for Proposals Advisory Committee (RFPAC):
1990
Memos, 1990
Meeting transcript, July 24, 1990
[2 folders]
Meeting files, July 24, 1990
RFP consultant packet, 1990
Texas High Speed Rail Authority meeting file, September 18, 1990
RFP contracts, 1990
RFP distribution, 1990
Early RFP drafts, July-August 1990
First RFP draft, August 1990
RFP draft, August 1990
[2 folders]
Comments on RFP draft, August 1990
Request for Proposal, final, September 1990

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Rules of practice and procedure, 1990-1993 (bulk 1990-1991),
0.5 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
As part of the process for selecting a franchise to operate a high speed rail franchise in Texas, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority developed administrative rules to govern its administrative procedures and to conduct the franchise application hearings and franchise award procedures. Proposed rules of practice and procedure for administrative procedures and awarding the franchise were published in the Texas Register in April 1990. Comments were received from Southwest Airlines and others and an administrative hearing was conducted on May 30, 1990. Proposed rules were published in the Texas Register concerning the franchise award hearing process in October 1990. An administrative hearing on the proposed rules was held on October 19, 1990 and comments were again received from Southwest Airlines and others. Revised rules were published in the Texas Register in December 1990. An evidentiary hearing was held on January 11, 1991 and comments were received from the Southwest Airlines and the general public. The final rules of practice and procedure were adopted at the Authority's January 16, 1991 meeting. On February 27, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Motion for Intervention for the franchise application hearings. This was granted. On March 5, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Temporary Restraining Order seeking to postpone the hearings and rescind all the Authority's rules. This was denied on March 6, 1991.
This series consists of proposed and adopted rules of practice and procedure of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA), comments on the rules, responses to comments, correspondence, a temporary restraining order filed by Southwest Airlines, transcripts of the administrative hearings concerning the proposed rules, and bids by firms to develop rules for the Authority's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) guidelines. Dates covered are 1990-1993, the bulk dating 1990-1991. These are files concerning the adoption of rules of practice and procedure by the THSRA for administrative procedures, for conducting franchise application hearings, for the handling of private donations, and for the DBE Program. The bulk of the material concerns rules of practice and procedure for the franchise application hearings.
See the series Public hearing examiner files for franchise award for records of the franchise award hearings. And, see the series Litigation files for more information on Southwest Airlines litigation. Additional material on the DBE programs is in the series Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged topically by rule, then roughly in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rules of practice and procedure, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Rules of practice and procedure, administrative procedures, franchise application hearing, franchise award:
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2000/094-32 Rules summary, 1990
Comparison of rules, 1990
Proposed rules, hearing and comments on rules, May 1990
Transcripts of administrative hearing, May 1990
Rules - Texas Register submissions, May-June 1990
Comments on proposed rules, May-June 1990
Comments on proposed rules by Southwest Airlines, May 1990
Responses to Southwest Airlines comments to proposed rules, May 1990
Public hearing issues, September-November 1990
Proposed rules, Texas Register submissions, October 1990
Comments hearing, selection weights and criteria, October 19, 1990
Proposed rules of practice and procedure, franchise award, draft, November 1990
Texas Register submissions, franchise award rules, December 1990
Proposed rules, Texas Register submissions, December 1990-January 1991
Rules of practice and procedure, franchise award, December 1990
Comments of Southwest Airlines on proposed rules of practice and procedure, franchise award, December 1990
Comments on proposed rules, franchise award, January 1991
Comments, hearing on proposed rules of practice and procedure, January 1991
Administrative hearing on proposed rules, transcript, January 11, 1991
Proposed rules, franchise award, changes based on public comment, January 12, 1991
Adopted rules of practice and procedure, January 16, 1991
Southwest Airlines, petition and application for temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, and permanent injunction, March 1991
General rules of practice and procedure, revision no. 2, November 1993
Administrative procedures, private donations, 1992-1993
DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) advisor proposals, 1991-1992
DBE program, drafts of rules, 1992

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Advisors files, 1990-1991,
2.4 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
Franchise applications to operate a high speed rail system in Texas were subject to review by independent advisors hired by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. The THSRA solicited consulting firms for this purpose through a notice published in the August 24, 1990 edition of the Texas Register. They also sent solicitation notices to over 30 firms worldwide. Six firms were chosen to review the high speed rail franchise applications and report on specific topical areas in each application. L.S. Gallegos and Associates was the overall team leader, they also reviewed coordination and compared selection criteria. The Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A& M University handled ridership estimates, safety issues, and train technology. The Sverdrup Corporation dealt with civil engineering issues, roadbed technology, and capital cost analysis. JDG Associates reviewed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs of the applicants. Espey, Huston and Associates handled environmental and socioeconomic impacts of a high speed rail system in Texas. Rauscher Pierce Refsnes/The Hadley Group performed a financial analysis.
The advisors met in November 1990 to coordinate plans to review the applications, which were due to be received at the THSRA offices by January 16, 1991. Two firms, Texas TGV Corporation and Texas FasTrac Inc., submitted franchise applications. As part of the review process, the advisors selected several components of the applications and prepared and issued requests for information (RFI) to the two applicants, with the approval of the Authority. There were five RFIs issued. Both applicants issued responses to all the RFIs. Following the review process, each advisor submitted a report to the Authority on the topic(s) they reviewed in the franchise applications. The reports were submitted to the Board and to all parties involved - each applicant and Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines was granted intervenor status for the franchise award hearing process. The reports provided THSRA with independent, objective analyses of the franchise applications. Additionally, each advisor team was represented during the franchise award hearing and was subject to cross examination by all parties.
This series consists of requests for information (RFI), responses to the RFIs, correspondence, proposals, and reports. Dates covered are 1990-1991. The proposals were prepared by outside advisors in response to a request for proposal issued by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) to review high speed rail franchise applications. The requests for information were questions (and responses) solicited by the THSRA advisors from the two franchise applicants as part of the review process. Reports were produced by the advisors after their review of the franchise applications and focused on various aspects of each applicant's franchise application. Topics covered included ridership, safety, technology, cost, and environmental and socioeconomic impacts of a high speed rail system in Texas. Correspondence present largely concerns the RFIs and is between the advisors, the franchise applicants, and the THSRA.
For more information on the franchise award hearing, see the series Public hearing examiners files for franchise award. The franchise applications are in the series Franchise application and franchise regulation files. Correspondence and additional materials with the Texas Transportation Institute is also in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, subseries State agencies files. Correspondence and contracts with advisors can be found in the series Contracts. Files with prospective consulting firms and some general correspondence with the RFP advisors are in the series Consultants files. Confidential financial statements submitted in response to the RFI's are in the series Confidential files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Advisors files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Advisor proposals
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2000/094-33 Deloitte and Touche
[2 different proposals]
Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc.
KKS Engineering Management Corporation
North American Controls Corporation
R.F.S. Projects, Limited
SwedeRail
The SJ Group
R.L. Banks and Associates, Inc., etc.
BRW, Inc.
Price Waterhouse
Godwin, Carlton and Maxwell
Poe Engineers, Inc.
O'Brien-Kreitzberg and Associates, Inc.
DeLeuw, Cather and Company
DeShazo, Starek, and Tang, Inc.
R.W. Beck and Associates
TransTexas Consultants
Ebasco Services, Inc.
Louis Berger and Associates
Sverdrop Corporation
Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc.
Morgan Stanley and Company, Incorporated
Lehman Brothers
Willdan Associates
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2000/094-34 Espey, Huston and Associates
Kimley-Horn
JDG Associates
Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University
Advisor proposal correspondence, miscellaneous, 1990
RFI (request for information)
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2000/094-34 General, 1991
RFI # 1, 1990-1991
RFI # 1, 1991
RFI # 2, 1991
[2 folders]
RFI # 3, 1991
[2 folders]
RFI # 4, 1991
[2 folders]
RFI # 5, 1991
[2 folders]
RFIs - general, 1991
[in binder]
[Also contains agreements, affidavits, correspondence with advisors.]
RFI # 1, 1991
[in binder]
RFI # 4, 1991
[in binder]
RFIs # 2, 3, 5, 1991
[in binder]
Responses to RFIs, complete set, 1991
Reports of advisors
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2000/094-35 Engineering Aspects of the High Speed Rail Franchise Applications, by Sverdrup Corporation, February 1991
Evaluation of High Speed Rail Franchise Proposals, Environmental Issues, by Espey, Huston and Associates, Inc., February 1991
A Preliminary Report, Safety Issues, by Hoyt A. Richards, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University, January 1991
Report on Equipment Issues. A Report on the Equipment Proposed for Use in the Texas High Speed Rail Corridors, by Dr. W.J. Harris, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University, February 1991
Report on Socioeconomic Issues. A Report on the Proposed TGV and ICE High Speed Rail Applications, by Dock Burke, Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University, January 1991
Ridership and Related Issues, by Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University, February 1991
Report of the Financial Advisors on the Analysis of Financing Provisions of Franchise Applications, by Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. and the Hadley Group, February 13, 1991
[2 copies, one with notes]
Franchise Application DBE Evaluation Report, Texas TGV, by JDG Associates, February 1991
Franchise Application DBE Evaluation Report, Texas FasTrac, Inc., by JDG Associates, February 1991
Evaluation of Franchise Applications for Texas High Speed Rail Authority, by L.S. Gallegos and Associates, Inc., February 1991
Set of advisor reports, 1991
Correspondence, advisors, general, 1991

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Ridership study, 1992-1993,
0.6 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
The high speed rail franchise agreement (Section 3.3 (E)) required that an independent ridership study be conducted so that the public would have a more complete examination of the revenue potential of the proposed high speed rail project. The study had to be initiated within 60 days of the execution date of the franchise agreement. It was funded by the franchisee, Texas TGV, also known as the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation. The Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) established a selection process for a consultant to conduct the study at its March 27, 1992 meeting. A Technical Review Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee were formed and developed a set of evaluation criteria by which ridership proposals were reviewed. An RFP (Request for proposal) was issued on April 1, 1992 to several qualified firms. Four firms sent proposals. On May 26, 1992 the Board selected Charles River Associates as the ridership study consultant.
The study consisted of five phases. Phase 1 - Use of focus groups to analyze traveler preferences, analysis of the airline industry in Texas, review of the French TGV ridership experience, definition of basic variables (station location, service frequency, line-haul time, price), and definition and documentation of high speed rail service features (comfort, reliability, phone service, etc.). Phase II - Assembly of historical, current and predicted air and auto travel data and socioeconomic data. Phase III - Plan and conduct traveler surveys, with ability to separate market segment, modal preference, and values of services and amenities. Develop forecasts for future travel and models for induced travel. Phase IV - Initial integrity and local area high speed rail ridership forecasts. Phase V - Present final report in public forum.
Field surveys were conducted between October and December 1992. Three intercept surveys (survey of travelers in triangle area - Dallas-Houston, Dallas-San Antonio, Houston-San Antonio) and one quality of service survey were conducted using the survey information and historical data collected on existing mode use. Models were created to predict future travel use of high speed rail service. The study also included a simulation model to estimate the placement of high speed rail - air connect trips on air reservation systems.
Charles River Associates presented its findings to the Board at its September 2, 1993 meeting. The final printed report was released in October 1993. The study examined ridership with different alignments and different air connect relationships. It was intended to be used by Texas TGV to refine ridership estimates using different assumptions, different line haul times, and different market response strategies. The Authority considered this report to be "one of the most complete and exhaustive examinations of the high speed ground transportation demand and revenues ever completed for any corridor in the United States."
This series consists of proposals, reports, notes, memos, and correspondence, dating 1992-1993. These records document the independent ridership study of the high speed rail project, conducted by Charles River Associates for the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Proposals of firms soliciting the job to conduct the study are present, as well as files of the Authority's Technical Review Committee and final reports produced from the study. Correspondence, memoranda, and other items document the selection review process, the status of the study, and consultants contacted about the study that decided not to send a proposal.
Some ridership study documents are filed in the series Confidential files. Most, if not all of these documents are no longer confidential. Additional ridership information, from different studies, can be found in the series Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems. It is possible some of the ridership studies may actually be part of this Ridership study series, but their provenance is unclear and they were found with an assortment of high speed rail and MAGLEV studies. Information on an early ridership study associated with the high speed rail project can be found in the series Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study. Additional records concerning the Charles River Associates can be found in the series Consultants files. And some additional information about the ridership study is in the series Confidential files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of record.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Ridership study, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, commercial or financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.110), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
One report is copyrighted.
Ridership study proposals
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2000/094-35 Proposal to Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, 1992 Independent Ridership/Revenue Project, MKT02, by Airline Economics, Inc., April 21, 1992
[2 volumes and three folders of materials]
Proposal, MKT02, 1992 Independent Ridership Revenue Project, by Transportation Management Systems, Inc., April 21, 1992
MKT02 RFP, 1992 Independent Ridership/Revenue Project, by KPMG Peat Marwick Management Consultants, April 21, 1992
[2 volumes]
Proposal, Independent Ridership Review of Proposed Texas High Speed Rail System, by Charles River Associates, Inc., April 21, 1992
[2 copies, one with cover letter.]
Correspondence and committee files
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2000/094-35 Ridership proposal correspondence, 1992
Ridership study correspondence, 1992
Ridership and Revenue Study Status Report, August 1992
Ridership [binder], 1992-1993
[Note: Contains correspondence, memos, reports about the ridership study.]
Technical Review Committee, RFP on Ridership, 1992
Final ridership reports
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2000/094-35 Final Report, Independent Ridership and Passenger Revenue Projects for the Texas TGV Corporation High Speed Rail System in Texas, by Charles River Associates, Inc., September 1993
[two copies]
[Note: The report is copyrighted.]

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Town hall meetings files and related materials, 1991-1992,
1.24 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
Beginning in late 1991 and continuing through early 1992 the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) participated in several "town hall" meetings, held in counties affected by the high speed rail (HSR) project, often focused on proposed changes to the original route. The executive director or another staff member of THSRA would attend the meetings, if possible, to address issues of concern to local officials and citizens in the affected areas by the HSR project. These meetings were separate from the public scoping meetings held as part of the environmental impact statement process.
This series consists of correspondence, notes, maps, meeting summaries, speeches, and overhead transparencies (slides) used in meeting presentations. Dates covered are 1991-1992. These files document town hall type meetings at which the Texas High Speed Rail Authority addressed local citizens to talk about the high speed rail project. In addition to documenting the meetings, this series contains correspondence with local officials and citizens about the project, often discussing the upcoming meeting, other times just answering questions. Meeting materials include speeches, speech notes, overhead transparencies from talks, and maps of the high speed rail routes. Maps of counties showing the route are represented for those counties where meetings were held and for adjoining counties.
Additional speech materials from these meetings can be found in the series Speeches. For more material on public interest and comments on the project and detailed route maps, see the series Environmental impact statement files and the series Maps. Correspondence from local officials and citizens is also in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, in the subseries Interested parties files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received. County files are in reverse alphabetical order, with notes and slides (transparencies) from meeting presentations filed at the end.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Town hall meeting files and related materials, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-36 Correspondence, Williamson County, 1991
[Maps and papers]:
[Williamson County], 1991
[Travis County], 1991-1992
[Tarrant County], 1991-1992
Navarro County maps, 1991
[5 envelopes of maps]
[Maps and papers, Navarro County], 1991
Public meeting, Blooming Grove, March 13, 1992
[Maps and papers]:
[McLennan County], 1991-1992
[Madison County], 1991
[Limestone County], 1991-1992
Correspondence, Hays County, 1991
[Maps and papers]:
[Hays County], 1991
[Harris County], 1991-1992
[Guadalupe County], 1991-1992
[Grimes County], 1991-1992
[Fayette County], 1991-1992
[Falls County], 1991-1992
Correspondence, Falls County, 1991
Ellis County town meeting, February 18, 1992
[Maps and papers]:
[Ellis County], 1991-1992
[Dallas County], 1991-1992
[2 folders]
[Colorado County], 1991-1992
[Caldwell County], 1991-1992
[Bexar County], 1991-1992
[2 folders]
[Bell County], 1991-1992
Correspondence, Bell County, 1991
[Maps and papers]:
[Bastrop County], 1991-1992
[Austin County], 1991-1992
[Index to maps and data sheets]
Disinformation/negative information, 1991-1992
[Slides and notes from talks], 1991-1992
[wallet with loose papers and several folders]
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2000/094-37 [Slides from meeting presentations]

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Environmental impact statement files, 1976, 1986, 1991-1994 (bulk 1991-1993),
37 cubic ft., 9 sets of maps (over 165 individual maps)

Historical sketch
As part of the process to build a high speed rail in Texas, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) and Texas TGV, the company awarded the high speed rail franchise, met with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in September 1991 to discuss federal railroad regulations and requirements for the high speed rail project. The FRA would need to complete new rulemaking proceedings as existing rail safety rules were not designed for high speed rail operations. This rulemaking would be a federal action requiring an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposed project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. A Request for Qualifications was sent to interested firms and published in the Texas Register on November 19, 1991. Thirteen responses were received. A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued on December 19, 1991 and responses were received on January 6, 1992. Also on December 19, 1991, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Authority, Texas TGV and the FRA. This required the preparation of an EIS and authorized the hiring of a third party consultant to assist in that process. The consultant would be contracted and managed by the Authority and the FRA, with expenses paid by Texas TGV.
Following a review of the proposals received and oral presentations delivered at THSRA board meetings, the board selected Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc. to prepare the EIS. A contract was signed on April 16, 1992. The contract called for the formation of a Citizens Advisory Committee, made up of local officials and others in areas affected by the proposed high speed rail project, with the chair appointed by the Authority.
Part of the EIS process included conducting public scoping meetings in communities affected by the project. A Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register, the Texas Register and local newspapers in April and May of 1992. The notice was also issued as a press release by the Authority and was sent to local officials and other citizens upon request. The notice contained summary information; a description of the project; a discussion of the scoping process; a brief discussion of alternatives, probable effects, and procedures; and a list of scoping meeting locations and dates. At each scoping meeting, representatives of the Authority, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, and Texas TGV were present to answer questions and take input. FRA representatives were present at some of the meetings. Oral and written statements were given by local officials, local citizens, and others. Thirty-nine meetings were held between May 12 and June 25, 1992. Over 4000 people attended the meetings, with attendance in rural counties exceeding those in urban counties. The public comment period was held open until July 13 and over 15,000 separate comments were recorded.
The Final Scoping Report was issued in late 1993 and distributed to interested agencies, citizens, county courthouses, and public libraries. Concerns expressed centered on noise, economics, impacts on agricultural operations, socioeconomic impacts, financing, location of the route and stations, road closures, access issues, and impact on the quality of life, especially in rural areas. The vast majority of commentors in the rural areas were opposed to the high speed rail project, with comments from the urban areas mixed.
One hundred and twenty federal and state agencies were invited to participate in the EIS. State agencies attending scoping meetings or otherwise participating in the HSR project were the Railroad Commission, Texas Natural Resource Laboratory Commission, Water Development Board, State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Governor's Office, Employment Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Public Utility Commission, Department of Agriculture, Historical Commission, Water Commission, Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Air Control Board, and Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
In December 1992, work on the EIS project was halted due to concerns over EIS consultant expenditures. Work was delayed until March 1993 for contract negotiations. In May 1993, the work summary and cost plan were reformed and contract issues were resolved. In September 1993 the Authority entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation for project management assistance in order to align EIS oversight with standard state agency practices. The THSRA also created an EIS Committee to work with the project.
By December 1993 sufficient detail on the Alternative Analyses component of the project was done so work could proceed with baseline studies on different issues required by the EIS. Texas TGV and the EIS consultant developed work plans for the baseline studies and reviewed teams of consultants Texas TGV had chosen to conduct the studies. In January 1994 Texas TGV halted work on the baseline studies and dismissed its contractors due to financial deadlines in the franchise agreement. By March 1994, a draft alternative chapter was completed and circulated for comments, but never released. By October 1994, due to cessation of environmental activity by Texas TGV, the THSRA board terminated its project with the EIS consultant. And, the board and the FRA jointly determined their December 1991 MOU was no longer in effect. The HSR project was terminated in late 1994 and in a settlement agreement, Texas TGV agreed to make available to the state all non proprietary work developed during the HSR project, including the work on the environmental impact statement.
This series consists of proposals, statements of qualifications, correspondence and memos, contracts, memorandums of understanding, transcripts of public meetings, work plans, scoping meeting summaries, written public comments, transcripts of oral public comments, maps, slides and photographs, audio and videocassettes, drafts of the scoping report, scoping report revisions, the final scoping report, reports on environmental and socioeconomic topics, working papers, purpose and need statements, registration cards, database entry forms, invoices, weekly activity reports, notes, 3.5 inch computer disks, and other files concerning the environmental impact statement (EIS) project. Dates covered are 1976, 1986, 1991-1994, with the bulk dating 1991-1993. The Texas High Speed Rail Authority contracted with the firm Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc. to prepare an EIS in accordance with requirements of the Texas high speed rail project. This series documents the work done on the environmental impact statement, including the selection of the EIS consultant, extensive coverage of the public scoping meetings held to gather comments about the proposed high speed rail project, including audio-visual coverage of the meetings; preparation of the scoping report and other reports (including maps); baseline studies; contract negotiations; and termination of the project. Correspondents include the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Inc., Texas TGV, the Federal Railroad Administration, other consulting firms, state agencies, local officials, and the general public. Work done by state agencies involved with the EIS is documented as is work of a Citizens Advisory Committee associated with the project. The largest set of files, labeled the EIS working files, appear to be the working files of the firm used to the prepare the EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants.
Reports present include the Scoping Report - drafts and final editions; the Draft Alternatives Section of the EIS; several studies of station locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco; environmental studies on the habitat of several species to be affected by the HSR project, including the Houston Toad and the Golden-Cheeked Warbler; corridor refinement studies; passenger and baggage system analysis; hydrologic studies; study on cultural resources and paleontology; and a study on land acquisition and utility cost. Some of the reports are accompanied by maps. Also present are several separate sets of maps, including detailed USGS maps of the HSR corridor, and GIS (geographic information system) produced maps on managed areas, hydrology, transportation, critical land uses, natural systems, and alternative alignments. There is also a full-size camera ready set of the GIS produced maps on transportation, critical land uses, natural systems, managed areas and hydrology. There are also several maps that consist of USGS sheets taped together to form large maps of the EIS corridor covering several counties.
Some EIS materials marked as confidential are filed in the series Confidential files. Additional HSR maps are in the series Maps. Some of these may have been part of the EIS but their provenance is unclear, so they were not physically added to the EIS files series. Meeting files of the Authority's EIS Subcommittee can be found in the series Board of Directors, Committees meeting files. Materials from local public meetings held prior to the scoping meetings are in the series Town hall meeting files and related materials. Additional correspondence with county officials about the HSR project is in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, in the subseries, Interested parties files. Additional correspondence of the THSRA about the EIS project can be found in the series Board of Directors files and the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, in the two subseries Chronological files and Fax transmissions.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into six groups: EIS consultant and project files; Consultants - Proposals and the selection process; Scoping meeting files and scoping reports; EIS reports; Maps; and EIS working files [Woodward-Clyde consultant's files]. Files within each group are arranged roughly by type of record. Within the EIS consultant and project files are two sets of files of working papers - likely working files of different THRSA staff members or board members. These were left as found and do contain duplicative material. The last group, EIS working files, consists of several boxes of materials filed separately from the rest of the EIS files, and appear to be the working files of the consulting firm used for the EIS files, Woodward-Clyde Consultants.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Environmental impact statement files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Software needed to run the computer disks is unknown. At least one set of disks are labeled as Macintosh (MAC) files, it is unknown if all the disks are MAC files or if some run on IBM PC's instead.
The maps in this series are too large to photocopy. See the photograph archivist for other copying options.
EIS consultant and project files
[See the last section, EIS working files, for additional project files, including baseline studies, and project management files.]
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2000/094-41 National Environmental Policy Act, 1986
Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
Requests for scoping report, 1993
Agreement for Services Related to an Environmental Impact Statement for a High Speed Rail Facility, April 15, 1992
Work plan and cost summary, January 1993
[2 sets of the plan]
Work plan, January 1993
[Correspondence and memoranda], 1992-1993
EIS expenses, proposed contract amendments, etc., April 1992-February 1993
EIS contract compliance audit, 1991-1993
Breaches and bases for termination, December 1992-February 1993
Contract compliance audit, November 1992
Contract compliance audit, November 1992
Contract negotiations, 1993
Contract reformation, February-March 1993
Proposed amendments to service agreement, February 1993
Various agreements, 1992-1994
EIS Agreement, April 1992
EIS Committee, 1993
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2000/094-42 Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
Environmental impact statement [copy of proposal to prepare the EIS from Woodward-Clyde Consultants], January 1992
Noise and vibration, 1992
Existing ROW (right-of-way), November 1992
Scoping, February 1993
Schedule, October 1992
Mediation, February 1993
Mediation, February-March 1993
Contract - Reformed and Revised Agreement for Services Related to an Environmental Impact Statement for a High Speed Rail Facility, March 1993
Reformed agreement, original, March 1993
[Note: File also includes a copy of the agreement.]
Revised services agreement (copy), March 1993
Reformed agreement, 1991-1994
Contract [correspondence], 1992-1993
Miscellaneous files, 1992-1993
EIS contract issues, 1993
Comprehensive/complete revised work plan:
Draft reformed agreement [empty]
MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) (A), December 1991
Matrix (B)
Scope of Services (C)
Work Plan (D), 1993
Time schedule (E)
Cost summary (F)
Rate schedule (G)
Organization, personnel (H, I), 1993
Invoice format (J)
Cost control (K)
QA/QC (quality assurance program)
Alternative analysis, 1993
Comments received, 1993
Draft, 1993
Woodward-Clyde Consultants, EIS, purpose and need, 1993
Purpose and need statement, draft, September 1993
box
2000/094-43 EIS baseline studies, 1993
Baseline implementation plan background - memos, 1993
Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
Study area boundary, 1993
Subcontractor contracts, 1993
Memorandum of Understanding, 1992
[original and several copies]
FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) - Environmental, 1991
Environmental Impact Study, 1991-1994
Alternative chapter, final comments, 1994
Draft alternatives chapters, EIS, 1994
EIS project management, 1991-1993
Request for consultant qualifications, environmental consultants, 1991-1992
EIS consultant, minority contractor, 1993
Dames and Moore, 1991-1992
Radian, 1992
EIS Citizens Advisory Committee, 1992-1993
EIS - Property access, 1992-1993
EIS meetings, 1992-1993
Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
DBE's, 1993
Alternative analysis, 1992-1993
Guidance for external communication, 1992-1993
Activity report, weekly, 1993-1994
Key personnel, 1993
Literary search, 1992
Insurance certificates, 1992-1995
Interested parties, December 1992
Ads, 1922
Citizen communication, October 1993
General correspondence, 1992-1993
Travel authorization, 1993
Miscellaneous documents, 1993-1994
EIS subcontractor information, 1993
EIS General observations
EIS summary of information, January 1993
EIS recipients survey, 1993
Texas Department of Transportation, "Overview Environmental Assessment for the Proposed IH 35 Alternative Facility...," August 1993
EIS costs and billing information, 1993
Baseline studies meetings, 1993
EIS project schedule, 1993
box
2000/094-44 EIS weekly reports, 1993-1994
Monthly status reports, 1992-1993
Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
Invoices and billing information, 1992-1994
[3 wallets]
Invoices, 1992
Reformed and Revised Agreement for Services Related to an Environmental Impact Statement for a High Speed Rail Facility in Texas, March 1993
Buckslip, 1992
FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) notes, 1992
Woodward-Clyde [memos, correspondence, EIS meeting minutes, etc.], 1992-1993
AG (Attorney General) notes, 1992-1993
Newsletter - Texas High Speed Rail EIS Project, 1992
Citizens Advisory Committee, 1992
State agency correspondence files:
State agencies, 1991-1992
TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation), 1992-1993
Parks and Wildlife, 1991-1993
Historical Commission, 1992-1993
Water Development Board, 1992
Water Commission, 1991
Air Control Board, 1991
Agriculture Department, 1991-1992
Soil and Water Conservation Board, 1992
Land access plans, 1992
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2000/094-45 WCC Invoice evaluation, 1992-1993
Alternatives, 1991-1993
Alts: Existing ROW (right-of-way), 1992
EIS baselines, 1992
EIS GIS (Geographic Information System), 1991-1993
EIS Coordination meeting, July 16, 1992
Comprehensive and Complete Revised EIS Work Plan, January 1993
Environmental working papers, Volume I, 1991-1992
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2000/094-46 Purpose and need development papers, 1993
Purpose and need statement development papers, 1993-1994
[large wallet]
MOU (drafts, memos), 1991
EIS Contract # 2:
[Loose contract documents], 1993
EIS plan revisions, 1993
EIS task matrix, 1993
EIS miscellaneous, 1993
EIS WC (Woodward-Clyde) subcontractors, 1992
EIS contract, 1992
Consultants - proposals and selection process
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2000/094-37 Environmental advisor selection files:
[Advisor selection memos, tables, etc.], 1991-1992
RFQ (Request for qualifications), 1991
RFP (Request for proposals), 1991
Shortlist, 1991
Oral presentation notes, 1992
Shipping receipts, 1991
Contracts supplied by EIS advisor applicants, 1992
Statements of qualifications:
Hicks and Company, 1991
Encept, 1991
Johnson, Johnson and Roy, Inc., 1991
Malcom Pirnie, Inc., 1991
Geraghty and Miller, Inc., 1991
Camp, Dresser and McKee, Inc., 1991
Turner Collie and Braden, Inc., 1991
Proposals:
DeLeuw, Cather and Company, 1992
Dames and Moore, 1992
Espey, Huston and Associates, Inc., 1992
Woodward-Clyde Consultants, 1992
Scoping meetings files and scoping reports
[See the last section, EIS working files, for additional scoping materials, including files from the scoping meetings, public comments, and working drafts of the scoping reports.]
box
2000/094-37 Environmental program schedule
[Memos] to Terry Dudley, 1992
Scoping meeting displays, 1992
Scoping meetings, travel, 1992
Pre-meeting meeting, 1992
Public notice ideas, 1992
Public notice items, 1992
Scoping meetings - other, 1992
Publicly distributed material, 1992
box
2000/094-38 Public notices sent, 1992
Phase IV - Southern leg, 1992
Timeline
Texas Register submissions, 1992
Notice of contract award, 1992
Communications protocol [memos and correspondence], 1992
Scoping meeting sites, 1992
Scoping meeting information, 1992
Public scoping meeting packet, 1992
Public education program, 1992-1993
EIS Scoping meeting summaries:
Scoping meeting summaries, 1992
Meeting summary, Brenham, Washington County, May 13, 1992
Meeting summary, Caldwell, Burleson County, May 14, 1992
Meeting summary, Austin, Travis County, for federal and state agencies, April 22, 1992
Report - Request for Approval: Materials to be used for Scoping Meetings, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, April 1992
Scoping meetings:
[See the last section, EIS working files, for additional scoping materials, including files from the scoping meetings.]
Austin County Scoping Meeting, Bellville, June 3, 1992
Bastrop County Scoping Meeting, Bastrop, June 18, 1992
Bell County Scoping Meeting, Belton, June 10, 1992
Bexar County Scoping Meeting, San Antonio, May 28, 1992
Brazos County Scoping Meeting, Bryan, May 12, 1992
Burleson County Scoping Meeting, Caldwell, May 14, 1992
Caldwell County Scoping Meeting, Lockhart, June 10, 1992
Comal County Scoping Meeting, New Braunfels, May 27, 1992
Colorado County Scoping Meeting, Columbus, June 2, 1992
Dallas County Scoping Meeting, Dallas, June 16, 1992
Ellis County Scoping Meeting, Waxahachie, June 18, 1992
Falls County Scoping Meeting, Marlin, June 9, 1992
Falls County Scoping Meeting, Westphalia, June 8, 1992
Fayette County Scoping Meeting, LaGrange, June 11, 1992
Fort Bend County Scoping Meeting, Rosenberg, May 20, 1992
Freestone County Scoping Meeting, Fairfield, June 4, 1992
Gonzales County Scoping Meeting, Gonzales, June 9, 1992
Grimes County Scoping Meeting, Navasota, May 28, 1992
Guadalupe County Scoping Meeting, Seguin, May 26, 1992
Harris County Scoping Meeting, Houston, May 21, 1992
Hays County Scoping Meeting, San Marcos, June 17, 1992
Hill County Scoping Meeting, Hillsboro, June 23, 1992
Johnson County Scoping Meeting, Cleburne, June 24, 1992
Lee County Scoping Meeting, Giddings, June 29, 1992
Leon County Scoping Meeting, Centerville, June 2, 1992
Limestone County Scoping Meeting, Groesbeck, June 11, 1992
Madison County Scoping Meeting, Madisonville, May 13, 1992
Milam County Scoping Meeting, Cameron, June 23, 1992
McLennan County Scoping Meeting, Waco, June 25, 1992
Montgomery County Scoping Meeting, Conroe, May 27, 1992
Navarro County Scoping Meeting, Corsicana, June 3, 1992
Robertson County Scoping Meeting, Hearne, May 14, 1992
Tarrant County Scoping Meeting, Fort Worth, June 17, 1992
Travis County Scoping Meeting, Austin, June 16, 1992
Walker County Scoping Meeting, Huntsville, May 26, 1992
Waller County Scoping Meeting, Prairie View, May 19, 1992
Washington County Scoping Meeting, Brenham, May 13, 1992
Wharton County Scoping Meeting, Wharton, June 4, 1992
Williamson County Scoping Meeting, Georgetown, June 25, 1992
Scoping meeting notes, 1992
[two spiral notepads]
Scoping meeting summaries [empty]
Interagency meeting, April 22, 1992
Scoping, publicity, 1992
Public comments from scoping meetings, 1992
[wallets 1-2 of 4 wallets]
box
2000/094-39 Public comments from scoping meetings, 1992
[wallets 3-4 of 4 wallets]
Scoping report notes, 1993
Draft scoping report, 1993
Scoping Report, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, October 1992
Scoping Report, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, November 1992
Scoping Report Appendices, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, November 1992
[2 copies]
Final scoping report, 1992-1993
Review of Final Scoping Report, 1992-1994
Scoping report, drafts and proofs, 1993
Camera ready scoping report, April 1993
Camera ready scoping report appendices, [April 1993]
Scoping report revisions, camera ready copy forward, 1993
Scoping report map, 1993
Scoping report distribution, 1993
box
2000/094-40 Scoping report, 1993
Scoping report, Executive Summary, October 1993
Scoping Report, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, April 1993
[2 copies]
Scoping Report Appendices, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, April 1993
[2 copies]
Audio-visual materials:
"The Supertrain hearings"
[videocassette]
"High Speed Rail Composite," KBTX, July 20-23, 1992
[videocassette, 1 hour, 20 minutes]
"Clint Miller/High Speed Rail," Daybreak, WFAA-TV, Dallas, June 17, 1992
[videocassette, 0:51 minutes]
Woodward-Clyde, "Texas High Speed Rail," Seven News - KTBC-TV, February 12, 1992
[videocassette, 2:14 minutes)
"High Speed Rail," Bryan and Waco, Texas, May 12-June 25, 1992
[videocassette]
[Note: Several TV spots, each between 1:00 and 2:30 minutes, in Bryan and Waco.]
Public scoping meetings, Navarro, Freestone, Falls, Bell, Limestone, Ellis and McLennan Counties, [1992]
[videocassette]
Excerts from proposed Texas High Speed Rail EIS public scoping meetings, May 12-June 25, 1992
[videocassette]
[Two audio cassettes containing anti-high speed rail songs]
[Unlabeled black box of slides - appears to be meeting presentation slides]
Bryan Scoping Meeting for HSR project, May 12, 1992
[4 boxes of slides]
Photographs of scoping meetings:
[Unlabeled sets of photographs and negatives from meetings]
[5 sets of photographs, some in sleeves, most in photo processing envelopes.]
Centerville, Corsicana, Rosenberg and Houston, May-June 1992
[photographs in photo processing envelope]
Houston, Conroe, Navasota, May 1992
[photographs in photo processing envelope]
[Unlabeled photographs from meeting]
[photographs in manila envelope]
Fairfield, Freestone County meeting, June 4, 1992
[audiocassette of meeting in manila envelope]
[Unlabeled sheet of slides, likely from meeting presentations]
Reports
box
2000/094-46 Preliminary Draft Alternatives Section for EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, December 1993
[Two sets, one without a title and has different page numbers.]
Draft Alternatives Section for EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, March 1994
[2 copies]
Final Report for Houston Toad Survey Modified Route Alternative, Horizon Environmental Services, November 17, 1993
Final Report Interior Least Tern (Sterna Antillarum Athalossus) Habitat Assessment Preferred Route, Horizon Environmental Services, January 18, 1994
box
2000/094-47 Final Report Black-Capped Vireo (Atricapillus) and Golden-Cheeked Warbler (Dendroica Chrysoparia) Habitat Assessment Preferred Alternative Route, Horizon Environmental Services, January 18, 1994
1992 Navasota Ladies Tresses Survey Report on the Proposed Eastern Routes for the HSR Project, Tejas Ecological Services, January 27, 1993
Final Report for HOR-03: Large-Fruited Sand Verbena Survey, Horizon Environmental Services, October 19, 1993
EMF/EMI Phase I Study Report, Radian Corporation, January 13, 1994
Investigator's Interim Work Product, Cultural Resources and Paleontology, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, January 1, 1994
Fort Worth CBD Access and Station Study, Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
DFW Airport to Fort Worth Grade Separation Study with Appendices (HSR Plans and Profiles) and (Crossroads Plans and Profiles), Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
[appendices are plans filed following the report]
DFW Airport Station and Maintenance Facility Study with Appendix (Plans and Profiles--Belt Line Road to Calloway-Cemetery Road), Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
[appendix is a set of plans filed following the report]
Corridor Refinement Study; Dallas to DFW Airport (Dallas North Tollway to Belt Line Road) with Appendix (Plans and Profiles), Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
[appendix is a set of plans filed following the report]
Waco Station Final Report, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., August 1, 1993
San Antonio CBD Station and Rail Access Report, December 1, 1993
[missing]
Houston CBD Station and Rail Access Report, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., March 1993
Passenger and Baggage System Analysis for the HSR Station at DFW International Airport, American Airlines Decision Technologies, January 5, 1994
I-20 to Fort Worth - Hydrologic Studies, Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1993
[accompanied by a set of maps]
Corridor Refinement Study; IH-20 to Dallas (South of IH-20 to DART Crossing) with Appendix (Plans and Profiles), Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
[appendix is a set of plans filed following the report]
Analysis of Site Locations at DFW Airport, October 2, 1992
[missing]
Dallas CBD Station Study; (DART Crossing to N. Dallas Tollway) with Appendix (Plans, Profiles and Station Layout), Carter and Burgess, Inc., March 1, 1993
[appendix is a set of plans filed following the report]
Feasibility Study of HSR Station at the Dallas Convention Center, Carter and Burgess, Inc., June 16, 1992
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2000/094-48 Land Acquisition and Utility Cost study; Modified Franchise Application Alignments, Universal Field Services, September 1, 1993
Preferred Corridor Stream Crossings Evaluation, Draft, Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, Inc., December 1993
[2 volumes]
Maps
[Several topographic maps and a few manuscript maps can be found in the last group of files, the EIS working files (Woodward-Clyde Consultants files)]
box
2000/094-48 Maps - Corridor alignment and station locations, September 1993
map-case
HSR Map Drawer 1 Corridor alignment maps, by Texas TGV, September 1993
[bound set of 85 maps plus index, in color, sheet size is 30 x 23 inches]
Environmental and cultural maps from GIS data, 1993
[Note: An index to the maps lists 5 sets of 8 sheets each. There are 6 sets present, four of those are missing sheet 7 in their set.]
[36 x 50 inch color computer plots]:
map-case
HSR Map roll 1 Managed Areas, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[originally set of 8 sheets, sheet 7 is missing]
map-case
HSR Map roll 18 Camera-ready copy, Managed Areas, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[sheets 1-8]
map-case
HSR Map roll 2 Transportation, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, September 1993
[originally set of 8 sheets, sheet 7 is missing]
map-case
HSR Map roll 18 Camera-ready copy, Transportation, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, September 1993
[sheets 1-8]
map-case
HSR Map roll 3 Critical Land Uses, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, October 1993
[set of 8 sheets]
map-case
HSR Map roll 18 Camera-ready copy, Critical Land Uses, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, October 1993
[sheets 1-8]
map-case
HSR Map roll 4 Natural Systems, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[originally set of 8 sheets, sheet 7 is missing]
map-case
HSR Map roll 18 Camera-ready copy, Natural Systems, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[sheets 1-8]
map-case
HSR Map roll 5 Hydrology, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[originally set of 8 sheets, sheet 7 is missing]
map-case
HSR Map roll 18 Camera-ready copy, Hydrology, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[sheets 1-8]
map-case
HSR Map roll 6 Alternative Alignments, by Lichliter/Jameson and Associates, November 1993
[set of 8 sheets]
map-case
HSR Map Drawer 1 [Routes Studied for Navasota Ladies Tresses], ca. 1993
[blueline maps, with color notations, sheet size is 27 x 24 inches, 3 folders of maps]
[Note: Set of United States Geological Service base maps, mostly dating 1976, with data added circa 1993.]
map-case folder
Map Drawer Processed Records 1 HSR folder 1 [Maps from Joey Thibodeaux showing digitizing problems with base map], ca. 1993
[4 color maps, the largest sheet being 36 x 34 inches - actual size of maps is much smaller and varies from sheet to sheet]
[Note: Sheets cover the Houston, Dallas and San Antonio metropolitan areas.]
map-case
Map rolls 7-11 [EIS study corridor maps, ] ca. 1993:
[several black and white maps, exact size is hard to measure as the sheets do not form a square or rectangular area. Length and width of some maps is greater than 6 feet at its largest point.]
[Note: This set consists of several large USGS maps taped together in several sheets, highlighting the EIS study corridor.]
map-case
HSR Map roll 7 [Multiple counties]
[several loose sheets rolled together]
map-case
HSR Map roll 8 [Grimes County]
map-case
HSR Map roll 9 [Guadalupe County]
map-case
HSR Map roll 10 [Caldwell County]
map-case
HSR Map roll 11 [Multiple counties]
map-case folder
Map Drawer Processed Records 1 HSR folder 2 Morrison-Knudsen High Speed Rail Study Area [index to toposheets used in the study]
EIS working files [Woodard-Clyde Consultant files]
[See a previous section, Scoping meeting files and scoping reports for additional materials from the scoping meeting and from various drafts of the scoping report.]
Public scoping meetings, 1992
box
2000/094-49 Brazos County, Bryan, # 1
Burleson County, Caldwell, # 2
Madison County, Madisonville, # 3
Robertson County, Hearne # 4
Washington County, Brenham, # 5
Waller County, Hempstead, # 6
Fort Bend County, Rosenburg, # 7
Harris County, Houston, # 8
box
2000/094-50 Guadalupe County, Seguin, # 9
Walker County, Huntsville, # 10
Comal County, New Braunfels, # 11
Montgomery County, Conroe, # 12
Bexar County, San Antonio, # 13
Grimes County, Navasota, # 14
box
2000/094-51 Colorado County, Columbus, # 15
Leon County, Centerville, # 16
Austin County, Bellville, # 17
[2 wallets]
Navarro County, Corsicana, # 18
box
2000/094-52 Freestone County, Fairfield, # 19
Wharton County, Wharton, # 20
Falls County, Westphalia, # 21
[2 wallets]
Falls County, Marlin, # 22
Gonzales County, Gonzales, # 23
box
2000/094-53 Bell County, Belton, # 24
Caldwell County, Lockhart, # 25
Fayette County, La Grange, # 26
box
2000/094-54 Limestone County, Groesbeck, # 27
Dallas County, Dallas, # 28
Travis County, Austin, # 29
Hays County, San Marcos, # 30
box
2000/094-55 Tarrant County, Fort Worth, # 31
Bastrop County, Bastrop, # 32
Ellis County, Waxahachie, # 33
[2 wallets]
Hill County, Navarro, # 34
box
2000/094-56 Milam County, Cameron, # 35
Johnson County, Cleburne, # 36
Lee County, Giddings, # 37
McLennan County, Waco, # 38
[3 wallets]
box
2000/094-57 Williamson County, Georgetown, # 39
[3 wallets]
Scoping files
box
2000/094-57 Original letters received by mail [public comments], 1992:
[Files include copies of sign-in sheets from public scoping meetings in addition to letters.]
L1-L76
L77-L139
L140-L231
L232-L391
L392-L507
box
2000/094-58 L508-L648
L649-L791
L792-L894
L895-L990
L991-L1037
L1038-L1188
L1189-L1286
L1287-L1348
Database mailing list, 1992
[2 folders]
oversize
OS 2000/094-59 Database mailing list
[2 sets of lists]
box
2000/094-60 [Scoping comment tracking individual commentor data entry forms]
Data entry "L" [scoping comment forms]
[wallets 1-10 of 14]
box
2000/094-61 Data entry "L" [scoping comment forms]
[wallets 11-14 of 14]
Land access files, 1992
box
2000/094-61 Mailout information
Access agreements
Land access contract reports
box
2000/094-62 Land access contract reports
[2 wallets]
Returned mail
[2 wallets]
Green cards with return receipts
[2 wallets]
Scoping files, 1992
box
2000/094-63 Spreadsheets, memos, weekly status reports
[unfoldered]
Scoping report, draft, October 1992
[2 copies]
Fleckman letter with attachments
[2 wallets]
Returned scoping mail
[unfoldered]
List of city officials, county officials, then others
box
2000/094-64 Letters, coded with data entry sheets
oversize
OS 2000/094-59 Database mailing list, file copy
Reports and studies
box
2000/094-64 California HSR information
Southwest Region Vertiport Feasibility Study, University of Texas at Arlington, [1991]
Morrison Knudsen Coporation 1991 Annual Report
Texas High Speed Rail, Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, ca. 1992
Presentation. Texas TGV: Environmental, Assessments and Permitting Assistance, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, ca. 1992
An Expose of Southwest Airlines Cunning Deceptions Regarding Texas High Speed Rail, by Joseph Vranich, 1992
A Call for Consideration of a Texas "Air-Rail" Equity Act, by Joseph Vranich, 1992
Scoping tasks, 1992-1993
box
2000/094-64 4.1 - Identify agency and citizen participants:
Identify agency and citizen participants, 1992
[2 folders]
Interagency Scoping Meeting Summary Report, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, held 22 April, 1992
Briefing Materials for Federal and State Agencies, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, March 1992
From agencies, 1992
Notice of intent, 1992
Interagency summary report cover letter, 1992
Final agency scoping report, 1992
Interagency summary report errata, 1992
Draft agency scoping meeting, 1992
Last draft comments on agency meeting, 1992
4.2 - Schedule scoping meetings and send notes, 1992
4.3 - Conduct scoping for EIS:
Conduct scoping for EIS, 1992
DBB (Dave Barrows) scoping meeting speech
Notice of intent, 1992
Materials:
Record of materials changes, 1992
Final materials packet for public meetings, 1992
Request for Approval: Materials to be Used for Scoping Meetings, by Woodward-Clyde Consultants, April 1992
Scoping [meeting] summaries, 1992
Information packet, 1992
THSRA mailing list
Scoping report:
Scoping report, 1992
Comment summary report, 1992
Scoping Report, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, October 1992
[2 copies, with comments]
box
2000/094-65 Scoping Report, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, October 1992
[2 copies, with comments]
Dave Barrows and Clint Miller (WCC), internal review of report, 1992
Scoping report memos, 1992-1993
Clint Miller, scoping report revisions, 1993
THSRA Scoping report, appendices volume [draft], November 1992
Scoping Report, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, November 1992
[with comments]
Scoping report backup, 1993
THSRA Final scoping report transmittal letters, November 1992
Final scoping report, original text volume, November 1992
MAC (Macintosh) files, originals and disk
Final scoping report, Appendix B, 1992
Scoping Report, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, November 1992
[2 file copies]
Final scoping report appendices volumes, November 1992
Final scoping report, courthouse and library addresses
Final scoping report, courthouse and library addresses, originals
Peer review forms, scoping report, 1992-1993
Reproduction/distribution, 1992-1993
Scoping report, early draft, October 1992:
Outline for scoping report, October 1992
Transmittal of scoping report, October 1992
Scoping report, original, October 1992
Scoping report, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, October 1992
[file copy]
Transmittal, scoping report, superceded, October 9, 1992
Transmittal/alternative analysis, scoping report, superceded, October 9, 1992
Scoping report, original, superceded, October 1992
EIS project tasks [set 1]
box
2000/094-66 0.0 - Scoping:
Scoping, 1993
Scoping report and agency comments, 1992-1993
1.0 - Purpose and need, 1993:
1.1 - Provide input for purpose and need statement
1.2 - Develop purpose and need statement
1.3 - Submit comments
1.4 - Purpose and need statement decision
[empty]
Purpose and need, background format example
2.0 - Study area definition and basemap preparation, 1993:
2.1 - Recommended study area
2.2 - Approve decision on study area
2.3 - Prepare GIS basemap
GIS memos
2.4 - Review GIS basemap
3.0 - Alternatives, 1988-1993:
3.1 - Provide input for alternatives section, 1993
3.2 - Review input, 1993
Alternative analyses, 1993
3.3 - Finalize selection criteria, 1993
3.4 - Alternative selection criteria review and decision, 1993
3.5 - Identify alternatives, 1993
3.6 - Submit comments, 1993
Preliminary Draft Alternatives Section for EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, December 1993
Preliminary Draft Alternatives Section for EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, December 1993
[Label on spine states "Preliminary Draft, 2nd Version."]
3.7 - Alternatives review and decision, 1993
Alternatives, comments and notes (includes diskettes), 1993
Draft Alternatives Section for EIS, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, March 1993
[Note on report: "Austin copy."]
box
2000/094-67 Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study, Texas Turnpike Authority, February 1989
Texas Triangle High Speed Rail Study, Technical Memorandums, I and II, Texas Turnpike Authority, February 1989
box
2000/094-68 Airport information (information and maps), 1993
Airport - general, 1992-1993
Texas Turnpike Authority, 1988
Tilt train technology, 1991-1993
Vehicle accident statistics, 1991-1993
Texas Department of Transportation, for districts within project area, 1993
Project description, 1993
Ridership information, ca. 1994
Alternatives, summary tables, 1993
Graphics, TGV final draft, 1993
box
2000/094-69 Alternatives, 1st draft comments, 1993
Alternatives, 2nd draft, peer review, 1993
TGV markups, 1994
W.P. Copies of final draft, alts. [alternatives], 1994
W.P. drafts, final version, alternatives, 1994
4.0 - Environmental report outline, 1993:
4.1 - Develop the ER outline
4.2 - Review the ER outline [empty]
4.3 - Decision on the ER outline
5.0 - Baseline studies, 1993:
5.0 - Baseline studies
5.1 - Identify EIS scope, including areas/issues for studies [empty]
5.2 - Identify how baseline scopes will be developed
[2 folders]
5.3 - Prepare scopes and plans [empty]
5.4 - Review scopes and plans - contractor qualifications
[2 folders]
Baseline studies
5.5 - Scopes/plans decision [empty]
5.7 - [Access letter]
5.8 - Monitor studies
[2 folders]:
Noise
Land use/socio-economic
Cultural resources
Water resources
Recreation
Electromagnetic fields
Biology
Asthetics
Transportation
6.5 [unlabeled], August 1993
Proposed Texas TVG Alternatives, Internal Discussion Draft [corrected copy], December 1993
EIS - December 15 draft, December 15, 1993
EIS Project tasks [set 2]
box
2000/094-70 5.0 - Project files, 1991-1993:
5.1 - Project management, 1992-1993
[2 folders]
Subcontracting agreements, 1992
Monthly EIS meeting minutes, 1992
5.2 - Design liason/agency coordination [empty]
Citizens Advisory Committee, 1992
[2 folders]
5.3 - Coordination meeting with THSRA/Citizens Committe, Lathrop, 1991-1993
5.4 - Data compilation, GIS and document control, 1992
[2 folders]
Digital maps, 1992
Maps, 1992
5.5 - Baseline studies coordination, 1992
System description document, 1992
5.6 - Community relations, 1992-1993
[2 folders]
6.0 - [Work plan ?]:
6.1 - Workplan revision, 1993
Comprehensive and Complete Revised EIS Work Plan, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, January 1993
Draft matrix, 1993
6.2 - Existing transportation alternatives [empty]
Correspondence files
box
2000/094-70 Correspondence from THSRA, 1992-1993
Correspondence from other, 1992
Correspondence to THSRA, 1992-1993
Correspondence from FRA (Federal Railroad Administration), 1992
Correspondence from Texas TGV, 1992
Correspondence to other, 1992
Copies of letters received from agencies, 1992
[3 folders]
Letters received after September 2, 1993
Project management files
box
2000/094-71 Task - PM:
PM - Project management, 1993
PM.1 - Prepare the administrative records, 1993-1994
[Includes a document tracking log.]
Project document tracking log, 1992-1994
PM.2 - Project management, 1993-1994
PM.2 - Project management, 1993
PM.3 - Review meetings, 1993
PM.4 - Develop EIS task matrix and revise work plan [empty]
Contract compliance audit, November 1992
Task number authorization, 1992-1993
Change of scope event notice, 1992-1993
Project memos, 1992
Telephone conversation records, February 1992
Texas High Speed Rail Authority, standard inquiry responses
Communications Protocol, March 1992
[original]
Service agreement, 1993
Service agreement, 1993
Cost spreadsheets, 1993
Fiscal year estimates, 1993
Internal working documents, 1992-1993
Confidentiality agreement, 1992-1993
Report. Texas High-Speed Rail EIS Project Internal Communication Plan, Woodward Clyde Consultants, July 1992
[binder]
Texas High Speed Rail EIS Project, Service Agreement Documents, March 1, 1993
[binder]
box
2000/094-72 WCC (Woodward-Clyde Consultants) resumes
DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) participation, 1992-1993
Weekly activity summaries:
1992
[2 wallets]
December 1992-January 1993
January-March 1993
Weekly activity reports:
March-July 1993
May-August 1993
August 1993-January 1994
Invoices:
box
2000/094-73 1992-1993
1992-1993
1993
1993-1994
Maps
box
2000/094-73 Maps
[Topographic maps of towns/areas the high speed rail project was to go through. Maps are by the U.S. Geological Survey and are dated from 1976, 1986, and 1992. Maps present are: Austin, Eagle Lake, Houston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Waco, Corsicana, Huntsville, Taylor, Marlin, Brenham, Conroe, Temple, Cleburne, Mexia, Dallas, Fort Worth, Seguin. Several other loose maps are present, including an unidentified manuscript outline, a manuscript map by WCC of the EIS project (not completed), and parts of other topographic and GIS sheets.]

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Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems, 1970-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),
5 cubic ft.

This series consists reports and studies, journals, and articles about high-speed rail projects, high speed rail feasibility, and MAGLEV (magnetically levitated) studies/projects gathered by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA). Dates covered are 1970-1995, the bulk dating 1991-1994. Specific materials include in-house reports on the high speed rail project produced by the THSRA; drafts of the final agency report of the THSRA; reports and studies by federal and state agencies, colleges and universities, corporations, individuals, and high speed rail and MAGLEV professional associations; papers presented at meetings of the Transportation Research Board and professional associations; reports or proposals re: high speed rail projects in other states or countries; local and regional governments transportation plans; directories; and a handbook on operations of the Railroad Commission's Rail Planning Division. Topics include high speed rail feasibility, MAGLEV transportation systems, ridership, history of railroads, transportation plans of local areas or regions, ground transportation needs, safety, and the operation of existing or proposed high speed rail systems in places other than Texas. Some of the reports may have obtained as part of the Texas Turnpike Authority's high speed rail feasibility project, or the ridership or environmental impact statement studies undertaken by the THSRA but were not housed with the files of those projects.
Most of the reports by federal agencies were transferred to the Texas Documents Collection of the Texas State Library, a depository library for publications produced by federal and state agencies. Photocopies of title pages of reports transferred are in a folder at the beginning of the group of federal reports. Copies of these reports should also be available at other libraries that maintain federal depository holdings. Federal government reports with notes and/or comments were retained with the other reports in this series.
For reports prepared specifically for the Texas high speed rail project see the following series, each containing different types of high speed rail reports: Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study; Advisors files; Ridership study; and Environmental impact statement files. Additional materials on high speed rail and MAGLEV professional associations are in the series Conferences and symposiums and the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, in the subseries, Associations files. Additional transportation plans of regional and local areas can be found in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, the subseries Local government and transportation authorities files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into seven groups by type of author or report topic - Texas High Speed Rail Authority reports; HSR or MAGLEV reports by state agencies, colleges and universities; HSR or MAGLEV reports by federal agencies and national boards or councils; Local/regional transportation plans and reports; HSR or MAGLEV projects in other states and countries; MAGLEV reports and studies; and Miscellaneous reports, articles and journals. The majority of the MAGLEV reports were originally filed together and remain as such. Some MAGLEV reports are present in other groups, as indicated.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports and studies of high speed rail and MAGLEV transportation systems, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Some reports are copyrighted.
Texas State High Speed Rail Authority reports
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2000/094-74 High speed rail project, in-house reports, ca. 1994
High Speed Rail in the Rear-view Mirror: A Final Report of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, by Marc Burns, 1995:
Draft
Annotated draft and source material
Annotated draft and notes
[4 folders]
HSR or MAGLEV reports by state agencies, colleges and universities
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2000/094-74 Preliminary Report of the Joint Committee on Rail Passenger Service in Texas to the Texas State House of Representatives, December 1982
High Speed Trains for Texas, Texas House of Representatives, 1988
Rail Planning Manual, Transportation/Gas Utilities Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, July 1989
Smart Rail. A Proposal Made to: SH 130 Scoping Meeting, Texas Department of Transportation, by William D. Gaston, June 22, 1994
Reports/papers by the Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University:
An Evaluation of the Need for Intercity Rail Passenger Service in Texas, by Dennis L. Christiansen, et al, January 1977
Texas Railroads: An Evaluation, May 1977
The History of Rail Passenger Service in Texas, 1820-1970, by Dennis L. Christiansen, January 1976
Use of Existing Highway Right-of-Way for High Speed Rail Transportation, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, February 1985
Comparison of Freeway and Railroad Rights of Way for High Speed Trains in the Texas Triangle, by Harry C. Peterson, et al, prepared for the 1985 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, December 1984
Feasibility of Utilizing Existing Railroad Rights-of-Way for Transit Corridors in Urban Areas, by Richard L. Peterson and Harry L. Petersen, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, May 1984
Transportation in Texas; Past, Present and Future, August 1981
A Reconnaissance Study of the Feasibility of a High Speed Rail System within the Golden Triangle, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Texas A & M University, Spring 1987
An Examination of the Noise Pollution Aspect of the Proposed High Speed Rail Project in Texas, by Michael L. Lerrazas, Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin, December 1991
The Texas High Speed Rail Act of 1989 and its Prospects for Implementation with the Texas Triangle, by Earnest R. Baldwin III, Master's thesis University of Texas at Austin, copyright, 1990
State Multimodal and Intermodal Transportation, An Overview of Policies and Programs Promoting Economic Growth, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1989
A Review of the Economic Feasibility of a Privately Financed High Speed Passenger Rail System in Texas, Graduate School of Business, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at El Paso, November 1990
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2000/094-75 Southwest Region Vertiport Feasibility Study, by the Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Texas at Arlington, July 1991
Financing High Speed Rail and Maglev Systems in Europe, Japan and the United States, ..., by Dr. Thomas Lynch, Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University, January 1992
A High Speed Rail Revolution in the U.S.? Lessons from the French and Texas TGV, by Helen Ng, Center for Transportation Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, copyright July 8, 1994
HSR or MAGLEV reports by federal agencies and national boards or councils
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2000/094-75 Title pages of reports catalogued in the Texas State Library's Publications Depository Collection
Testimony of Gilbert E. Carmicheal, Federal Railroad Administration before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, U.S. Senate, August 6, 1992
New Ways: Tiltrotor Aircraft and Magnetically Levitated Vehicles, Office of Technology Assessment, Congress, October 1991
Publications of the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation:
Safety of High Speed Guided Ground Transportation Systems: The Biological Effects of Maglev Magnetic Field Exposures, by Kenneth R. Groh, August 1993
Safety of High Speed Guided Ground Transportation Systems: Potential Health Effects of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Due to Maglev and Other Electric Rail Systems, by William A. Creasey and Robert B. Goldberg, August 1993
High Speed Rail Tilt Train Technology: A State of the Art Survey, by Chris J. Boon, et al., May 1992
Assessment of the Potential for Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems in the United States, Report to Congress, June 1990
Assessment of the Potential for Magnetic Levitation Transportation Systems in the United States, Report Supplement, June 1990
Rail-Highway Crossing Safety: Action Plan, Support Proposals, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, June 1994
Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 15, by Stacy C. Davis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the Office of Transportation Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy, May 1995
National Transportation Strategic Planning Study, Appendix A, U.S. Department of Transportation, ca. 1989
Papers presented at annual meetings of the Transportation Research Board:
A Systems Approach to Safety from the Top Down, by John A. Bachman, 1991
A Comparison of Safety Considerations for High Speed Rail and Maglev Systems, by Paul Taylor, 1991
High Speed on Existing Rights of Way, the Significance of Vertical Dynamic (P2) Force, by Jerome Pier and Gordon Campbell, 1993
Collision Avoidance and Accident Survivability in High Speed Guided Ground Transportation, by Alan J. Bing, 1992
Reports and publications by the Transportation Research Board:
Environmental Issues: Noise, Rail Noise, and High-Speed Rail, 1987
In Pursuit of Speed: New Options for Intercity Passenger Transport, 1991
Evaluating Grade-Separated Rail and Highway Crossing Alternatives, National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 288, June 1987
Research Problem Statements, Safety Factors Related to High-Speed Rail and Maglev Passenger Systems, Transportation Research Circular Number 387, January 1992
Toward a National Intermodal Transportation System, Final Report, National Commission on Intermodal Transportation, September 1994
Local/regional transportation plans and reports
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2000/094-75 Texas TGV: An Analysis of High Speed Rail Service to Houston, Final Draft, by the Greater Houston Partnership, October 1991
Roadway Access Study of Intercontinental Airport, by Turner, Collie and Brade, et al, for the City of Houston, Department of Aviation, January 1989
[2 folders]
1995-1997 Transportation Improvement Program, for the Houston Galveston Transportation Management Area, Houston-Galveston Area Council, adopted October 28, 1994
Regional Transportation Report, Houston-Galveston Area Council, [1994-1995]
Final Report, Ground Transportation Study for Dallas and Fort Worth International Airport, by Greiner, Inc., in association with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and others, August 5, 1994
Summer Manual Vehicle Classification County, Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, Technical Memorandum, by Wilber Smith Associates and others, for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, August 31, 1994
External Travel Survey, Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, by Wilber Smith Associates and others, for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, July 29, 1994
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2000/094-76 San Antonio Intermodal Passenger Terminal Planning and Feasibility Study, by Saldana and Associates Architects and others for the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization, May 1994
Long Range Transportation Plan, by the San Antonio-Bexar County Urban Transportation Study, December 1994
HSR or MAGLEV projects in other states or countries
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2000/094-76 California and Nevada high speed rail projects:
California/Nevada, 1987-1991
[3 folders]
California, 1991-1994
Ridership, Economic Development and Environmental Impacts of Super-Speed Train Service for Selected Sites in the Southern California-La Vegas Valley Corridor, by the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport and Robert D. Niehaus, Inc., October 1989
Super Speed Ground Transportation System, Las Vegas/Southern California Corridor, Phase II, Socioeconomic Impact of the SS/GTS, by Applied Economic Systems, Inc., and others, June 1986
Appendices to Request for Proposals for a Build-and-Operate Franchise for A Super-Speed Ground Transportation Project between the Las Vegas Valley and Southern California, California-Nevada Super-Speed Ground Transportation Commission, January 3, 1990
Proposal for a Build-and-Operate Franchise for a Super-Speed Ground Transportation Project, Bechtel Corporation, July 1990
High Speed Trains for California, Strategic Choice: Comparison of Technologies and Choice of Route, by Peter Hall, Dan Leavitt and Erin Vaca, University of California at Berkeley, June 1992
Southern California High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, Final Draft, Southern California Association of Governments, July 1991
California Rail Passenger Development Plan, 1991-1996 Fiscal Years, California Department of Transportation, July 1991
Oregon Rail Passenger Policy and Plan, Oregon Department of Transportation, 1992
Ohio high speed rail projects:
Articles, papers, proposals re: high speed rail, 1982-1992
Ohio High Speed Rail Project: Summary of Engineering Analyses and Cost Projections, URS Corporation, April 1987
Ohio High Speed Intercity Rail Passenger Plan (Phase I), Summary Report, by Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff, for the Ohio Rail Transportation Authority, December 1977
Ohio High Speed Intercity Rail Passenger Plan (Phase II), by Dalton, Dalton and Newport, for the Ohio Rail Transportation Authority:
Working Paper 1. Evaluation Methodology, June 15, 1979
Working Paper 6. Railroad Operations, April 28, 1980
Working Paper 7. Financing Mechanisms and Capabilities, April 11, 1980
Working Paper 9. Schedule and Priority Assumptions for Program Development, July 1980
Working Paper 10. Evaluation Methodology for Program Development, July 1980
Technical Appendix. Inventory of Existing Rail Facilities Considered for Passenger Service, December 19, 1979
Technical Appendix. Selection of Test Service Packages for Further Development, May 6, 1980
Market Analysis of High Speed Rail Services in Ohio, by Transmode, Inc., 1985
ABB (Asea Brown Bover) Traction Inc., brochures, press releases, etc. re: the X2000, a Swedish high speed train, 1991-1993
[3 folders]
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2000/094-77 InterCity Express High Speed Rail, the German High Speed Consortium, July 1985
V-22 Osprey, Bell Boeing, 1989-1990
[several brochures, fact sheets, copies of legislation, clippings in a folder]
Tiltrotor, A New Era in Aviation, 1991
[several brochures and fact sheets in a folder]
Lockheed Horizons, Issue 27, December 1988
Amtrak's high speed locomotive development program, 1993
The Turbotrain, ANF Industrie (French company)
[booklet about their high speed system]
French High Speed Railroads and the environment, SNCF
[booklet about their high speed system]
ICE, on the Right Track for Europe (German company)
[booklet about their high speed system]
High Speed Across Europe, Community of European Railways
[booklet about their high speed system]
BWG, the forerunner of modern turnout technology (German company)
[2 booklets about their high speed system, one in English, one in German]
The Transrapid Test Facility, Konsortium Magnetbahn,
[booklet about their high speed system]
MAGLEV reports and studies
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2000/094-77 MAGLEV News (several editions of this newsletter), 1992-1993
Various maglev publications, fact sheets, 1990-1992
Use of the Interstate Highway System Right of Way for Magnetic Levitation High Speed Transportation Systems, Hearing, Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, February 1988
Benefits of Magnetically Levitated Transportation for the United States, prepared for the Maglev Technology Advisory Committee, reporting to the U.S. Senate, January 1989
[3 folders]
Benefits of Magnetically Levitated High Speed Transportation for the United States, prepared for the Maglev Technology Advisory Committee, reporting to the U.S. Senate, August 1989
Maglev Requirements Review, Federal Railroad Administration, 1993
21st Century Limited. Celebrating a Decade of Progress, High Speed Rail/Maglev Association, 1994
Maglev Technology Assessment Symposium: Maglev National Initiative, September 26-27, 1991
Several papers on maglev systems, 1985, 1988, 1991
High Speed Ground Transport: Acquiring Rights-of-Way for Maglev Systems Requires a Flexible Approach, U.S. General Accounting Office, February 1992
Report of the Preliminary Feasibility Study of the Pittsburg MAGLEV Project, by the MAGLEV Working Group, February 1990
The Transrapid Magnetic Levitation System: A Technical and Commercial Assessment, Working Paper 560, by Brian Sands, University of California at Berkeley, March 1992
High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and Evaluation of Magnetic Levitation Trains, Working Paper 561, by Mamoru Taniguchi, University of California at Berkeley, March 1992
The M-Bahn, Advanced Technology Magnetic Levitation Transit System, by Magnetic Transit of America, Inc., [1985]
The Magnetic Dream, by Jack Duchemin, French National Railroads, undated
Maglev Vehicles and Superconductor Technology: Integration of High Speed Ground Transportation into the Air Travel System, Argonne National Laboratory, for the U.S. Department of Energy, April 1989
Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, various MAGLEV publications, 1992
Benefits of Magnetically Levitated High Speed Transportation for the United States, Volume 1 - Executive Report, by the Maglev Technology Advisory Committee, reporting to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, published by Grumman Corporation, June 1989
Benefits of Magnetically Levitated High Speed Transportation for the United States, Volume 2 - Technical Report, by the Maglev Technology Advisory Committee, reporting to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, U.S. Senate, published by Grumman Corporation, March 1992
The Grumman Maglev Design: A Summary of the System Concept Definition Design Developed for the National Maglev Initiative by the Grumman Team [a set of papers by various authors], 1990, 1993
National Magelev Symposium, April 1992
High Speed Rail/MAGLEV Association, Meeting of the Board of Directors, May 4, 1994
High Speed Rail/MAGLEV Association, Maglev papers, 1991, 1995
MAGLEV: An Emerging Technology to Meet an Imminent Transportation Need, by Richard Uher, Carnegie Mellon University, ca. 1988
Several maglev articles and publications, 1983, 1992
Maglev brochures from other countries
Miscellaneous reports, articles and journals
Ridership:
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2000/094-77 Forecasting High Speed Rail Ridership, by Daniel Brand, et al, Charles River Associates, presented at the 1992 annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, December 1991
Standard Guidelines for Revenue and Ridership Forecasting, High Speed Rail Association, September 1986
Richmond reports (two articles on ridership by Jonathan Richmond and a copy of his proposal to serve as the ridership adviser for the high speed rail project), 1983, 1990
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2000/094-78 Gas Turbine Locomotive Maintenance Costs: An Evaluation and Comparison with other Technologies, by Jerome Pier, consultant to Allied Signal, January 1995
Socioeconomic and Infrastructure Impact Assessment for the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, by Robert D. Niehaus, Inc., for Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, August 1990
ISTEA Year Three. A Special Report on the Implementation of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Surface Transportation Policy Project, January 1994
The Aerodynamics of High Speed Trains in Tunnels, by D.A. Henson and Mott McDonald, 1993
American Public Transit Conference, papers, June 1993
Transit Fact Book, American Public Transit Association, 1989
Transportation Research Board, Annual meeting, papers, January 1992
The Texas Transportation Plan, Forecasts and Modeling, discussion draft, Dye Management Group, Inc., September 1994
The Texas Transportation Plan, Modal Profiles, discussion draft, Dye Management Group, Inc., September 1994
The Texas Transportation Plan, discussion draft, Dye Management Group, Inc., November 1994
Directory, Transportation Policy Council, 1994
High Speed Rail Public Opinion Survey, MEM and Associates, Inc., April 1993
Railroad Rehabilitation Project for Texas North Western Railway Company, Etter Junction to Morse, Texas, by Trax Engineering and Associates for the Railroad Commission of Texas, January 1984
High Speed Ground Transportation, Financial Barriers to Development. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Transportation, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, March 1993
Key Issues in the Application of Existing Conventional High Speed Railroad Technologies to Mobilization, by Donald Plotkin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, April 1991
French Railway Industry Federation Directory, 1994-1995
Directions. The Final Report of the Royal Commission of National Passenger Transportation, volumes 2 thru 4 1992
Various papers on high speed rail, 1985, 1991-1993
Various magazine/journal articles on high speed rail, 1987-1994
Railway Track and Structures, January 1993
[magazine]
Railway Track and Structures, May 1993
[magazine]
Progressive Railroading, Annual transit issue, August 1993
[magazine]
Metro, September/October 1995
[magazine]
Miscellaneous facts and statistics, 1993, undated
Clippings, high speed rail, 1990-1995
Clippings, Canadian high speed rail project, 1990-1991

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Consultants files, 1990-1994 (bulk 1990-1991),
1 cubic ft.

This series consists of correspondence, memos, and reports for a few consulting firms used by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. The bulk of the records are files containing letters, brochures, and information packets sent by consulting firms to the THSRA seeking consideration for work on the high speed rail project. Dates covered are 1990-1994, the bulk dating 1990-1991. Formal proposals of consulting firms sent in response to RFPs (requests for proposals) issued by the Authority are filed with the project files addressed by the RFP. See the following five series for proposals, reports, correspondence with consultants, and project files (in some cases): Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study; Requests for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise; Advisors files; Ridership study; and Environmental impact statement files.
Arrangement
These records are generally arranged alphabetically by names of firms or folder title.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Consultants files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-79 Consultants, 1993
Asset Consultants, Inc., 1990-1991
Baeza, Lannen and Moye, 1990
Louis Berger and Associates, 1990
Boan Technologies, Inc., 1991
Bombardier Corporation, 1992-1994
Raul Bravo, 1990
British Rail Research, ca. 1990
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport, 1990
Coler and Colantonio, 1990-1991
Covington Engineers and Technicians, Inc., 1993
Defense Level One, 1992
Deleuw Cather, 1990
DeWeese Crawford and Associates, 1990
Dillon, Read and Company, Inc., 1990
East-West GIS Consultants, 1991
EBASCO, 1990-1991
GEC Alsthom, 1992-1993
L.S. Gallegos and Associates, 1990-1993
Heery Program Management, Inc., 1991
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1990
Institute for International Research, 1990
Jones and Neuse, Inc., 1990
KPMG Peat Marwick, 1990-1993
Lea and Elliott, 1990-1991
MHS Environmental Service, ca. 1990
Multi Systems, 1990
N.H.C. Management Company, 1990
Parsons Brinckerhoff, ca. 1990
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation, 1990
PTI, Inc., 1991
Charles Reed, Mayor of Waco, 1990-1992
Charles River and Associates, 1991-1994
Humberto Rodriquez, 1991-1994
RFP Consultants, 1990
[2 folders]
Schimpeler-Corradino Associates, 1991
Schultz-Cude and Associates, 1991
Sverdrup Corporation, 1992-1993
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2000/094-79 Western Air Maps, 1990-1991
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2000/094-79 Georgia A. Wilson and Associates, Inc., 1991
"Flake" file, 1991-1994

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Franchise application and regulation files, 1989-1995 (bulk 1991-1994),
8.56 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
As part of the application process to award a high speed rail franchise in Texas, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority solicited letters of intent from potential applicants. Non-solicited parties were also welcome to submit letters. A notice inviting letters of intent was published in the Texas Register on June 26, 1990. On July 19, 1990, two letters of intent were received - from Texas High-Speed Rail Joint Venture (later renamed Texas FasTrac) and the Texas TGV Consortium, (also know as the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation). According to rules of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) members of these groups automatically became members of the RFP Advisory Committee. This committee assisted the THSRA in drafting the RFP (request for proposal). The RFP dictated the information the THSRA would require to be included in the Franchise Application. Several advisors were chosen to draft the RFP and incorporate suggestions and comments of the RFPAC into the final draft submitted to the THSRA. The advisors were selected to study and report on various aspects of a high speed rail project that should be incorporated into the Franchise Application. The RFP was published in September 1990 and also sent to all airline and bus companies providing intercity passenger transportation in the state, as required by the THSRA's statutes. Two groups responded to the RFP - Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac, submitting franchise applications and the required franchise fees by the deadline of January 16, 1991. Another company, the Texas Railroad Finance Corporation, submitted an application. However, at the close of business on January 16, its application fee had not been received, thus invalidating their application.
The applications contained the following information: lists of major companies and subcontractors making up the consortium, route/service information (descriptions of potential routes, right of way information, proposed station locations, and details on the types and frequency of service to be provided), ridership estimates, technological information (description of rolling stock and infrastructure to be constructed and operated), safety information, environmental assessment (preliminary information on environmental effects of the high speed rail system), cost information, and financial plans (description of how the facility would be built and operated without state funding, revenue estimates, cash flow projections, and legislative or regulatory impediments to financing proposals). On February 27, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Motion for Intervention for the franchise application hearings. This was granted. On March 5, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Temporary Restraining Order seeking to postpone the hearings and rescind all the Authority's rules. This was denied on March 6, 1991.
Franchise application hearings opened on March 25, 1991. Seventy-eight witnesses and fourteen advisors to the THSRA testified at the hearings. Over 160 evidentiary and demonstrative exhibits were presented. A proposal for decision was entered on May 10, 1991. This proposal recommended that the Board find that high speed rail in Texas was in the public interest and that the Texas TGV consortium was the best qualified to be granted a franchise. Two parties filed exceptions to the proposal and all parties filed briefs. At the May 28, 1991 meeting of the Board, it heard final arguments from all parties and voted by an 8-0 margin to award the franchise to Texas TGV. Texas TGV accepted the terms of the franchise order. On June 18, 1991 Southwest Airlines and Texas FasTrac filed motions for rehearing in the proceeding and Texas TGV filed replies to the motions on June 28, 1991. Because the Board took no actions on the motions by July 15, 1991 the motions were overruled by operation of law.
Texas TGV was awarded the franchise to build, operate, and maintain a high speed rail system in Texas. The franchise agreement was signed on January 31, 1992. Within two weeks of the signing, Texas TGV compiled with three provisions of the agreement. It provided the remaining operating funds for the Authority's FY 92 operating budget, it provided certification that they had met the necessary capitalization requirements of the agreement ($10 million capitalization, $3 million net worth), and it submitted a $2.5 million abandonment bond, to be used by the Authority in the event Texas TGV abandoned its franchise.
Texas TGV filed a Communications Protocol before the required date that was approved by the Authority in March 1992. The Protocol provided for written progress reports by Texas TGV, it designated who would respond to certain types of inquiries (the Authority or Texas TGV), it detailed meetings and presentations to be made by the franchisee, and among the remaining provisions it included a confidentiality clause, that stated "any information, materials, records, data, drawings, reports, specifications, financial statements and records, engineering or other documents furnished by the Franchisee to the Authority pursuant to this Communications Protocol, or coming into its possession as a result of being so furnished, shall be maintained by the Authority in absolute confidence if Franchisee has designated the information as Confidential Information." This pertained to information constituting trade secrets, commercial information, or certain financial information. The Authority maintained the right to seek an Attorney General opinion if they disagreed with particular claims of confidentiality. Texas TGV also filed a Procurement Plan, which specified Texas TGV's plans for meeting the local content and final assembly provisions in the franchise agreement. The plan was submitted in April 1992 but not approved by the THSRA Board until September 1993.
Texas TGV's application outlined its financing plan to meet the Equity Financing Commitment and other financial obligations of the agreement. To meet the Equity Financing Commitment (EFC), the franchisee would have in hand, and available for inspection, on or before December 31, 1992, fully-executed subscription agreements from one or more persons to make equity investments of at least $170 million. Or, in lieu of statements, letters from investment banking firms stating such firms were highly confident of their ability to raise such funds through the sale of equity securities to satisfy financial obligations. At the October 1, 1992 THSRA Board meeting Texas TGV stated that through forces beyond its control, it would not be able to meet the December 31, 1992 EFC deadline. There were delays in the ridership study and the environmental impact statement studies, which they claimed made it difficult to attract investors until reports from those studies were made available. Texas TGV cited the "force majeure" clause in Section 10.15 of the franchise agreement, which allowed a contractual deadline to be postponed for as long as the delay in filling the obligation occurred. Force majeure was "any intervening act of God or the public enemy, fire, flood, domestic governmental restriction, regulations or controls or any other act or occurrence beyond its reasonable control." The Board did not address the force majeure issue but did extend the EFC deadline (and that of the Baseline Implementation Plan (BLP)). The Board issued a consent order amending the franchise agreement. The BLP was to be submitted by March 25, 1993, the EFC deadline was moved to December 31, 1993.
The Baseline Implementation Plan was submitted on March 25, 1993. This plan detailed financing, engineering, designing, program management, construction, and operation elements of the high speed rail project. The BLP separated the project into three phases - Studies and analysis, design, and construction and commissioning. The first stage dealt with the preparation of the EIS, promulgation of federal safety rules, and ridership studies. The second phase involved engineering, permitting and right of way planning, once the environmental impact statement (EIS) was completed. The last phase was the construction of the project and testing of equipment.
After the ridership study was completed and the EIS process was well underway, Texas TGV prepared its EFC offering to investors. The offering was $200 million in convertible equity notes and was issued on November 29, 1993. The notes were to be priced and sold on December 11, 1993. The corporation offering a counter guarantee for the offering, Morrison Knudsen, withdrew its counter guarantee offer on December 10, 1993 and the notes offering was withdrawn. At the Board's December 17, 1993, Texas TGV reported it was unlikely to make the December 31, 1993 EFC deadline.
Early in 1994 the THSRA conferred with the Attorney General's Office on the options the Authority had to consider in response to the franchisee's failure to meet the EFC deadline. They could terminate the franchise, extend the deadlines, or amend the existing franchise agreement with a new order. The Authority issued a letter dated January 14, 1994 informing the franchisee that failure to meet the EFC deadline constituted an event of default under the franchise agreement. On the same day, the Authority received a letter signed by 14 state legislators urging it to terminate the franchise as soon as possible, with Governor Richards signing the letter in agreement. Texas TGV responded to the Authority with a letter stating it did not believe it was in default, due to actions beyond its control, mirroring the force majeure argument used in October 1992. THSRA sent a letter to the franchisee, notifying them it was contemplating termination of the franchise. On April 27, 1994, in an open meeting, the Authority took action to begin an administrative proceeding to terminate the agreement. A complaint was filed by the Attorney General on behalf of the Authority on May 26, 1994 in the State Office of Administrative Hearings, case no. 94-606-865. A preliminary hearing was held on June 15. Several parties asked for intervenor status, all such requests were denied. In August 1994, the THSRA Board chairman began to negotiate a consent order to settle the administrative proceedings. A settlement was reached and signed by all parties on August 19, 1994. The settlement agreement terminated and rescinded the franchise, caused Texas TGV to provide sufficient funds to the Authority to provide operating funds for the 1995 fiscal year and to repay outstanding general revenue appropriation balances, and provided that Texas TGV would turn over non-proprietary project information to the Authority for its files. The settlement agreement did not allow the Authority to collect the $2.5 million abandonment bond. The Attorney General's Office publicly disagreed with this, and encouraged the Authority to collect the bond. The board felt the time and effort to collect the abandonment bond would diminish its net value to the Authority and prolong the time rural land owners would be affected by the presence of the franchise, so that issue was not pursued.
This series consists of applications to operate a high speed rail franchise, reports, maps, correspondence, letters of intent, plans, an abandonment bond, contracts and agreements, contract negotiation documents, orders, and administrative files re: the regulation of the franchise. Dates covered are 1989-1995, the bulk dating 1991-1994. These files concern the application to operate a high speed rail franchise in Texas and the regulation of the franchisee by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Two firms submitted franchise applications, Texas TGV, also known as the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, and Texas FasTrac. Texas TGV was awarded the franchise to build, operate, and maintain a high speed rail system in Texas. The bulk of the records in the series concern the regulation of the franchisee and oversight of the high speed rail project by the THSRA. Required documents submitted by Texas TGV include the Communications Protocol, the Procurement Plan, the Baseline Implementation Plan, the Abandonment Bond, and monthly reports. Also covered in these files are the renegotiation of the franchise agreement, the deadline extension of the agreement, the draft alternatives chapter of the EIS, and advice from the Attorney General over conditions in the final order terminating the agreement. Correspondence is present with both franchise applicant firms and a few other corporations involved in various aspects of the franchise award and regulation process and includes members of the Authority's Board of Directors, the executive director, and other staff; and the Attorney General's Office.
Proprietary information submitted as part of the franchise applications and some confidential material concerning the franchise applications and agreement is in the series Confidential files. For correspondence and board discussions of the franchise award process, the regulation of the franchise, and the demise of the high speed rail project see the series Board members files; the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, especially the subseries Chronological files and Fax transmissions; and the series Board of Directors meeting files. For additional materials concerning the application process and the awarding of the franchise see the series Requests for proposals to operate a high speed rail franchise; the series Rules of practice and procedure; and the series Advisors files. Records from the franchise award hearings are in the series Public hearing examiners files for franchise award. For additional information regarding the regulation of the project and studies involved in such, see the series Ridership study and the series Environmental impact statement files. The Southwest Airlines litigation files are in the series Southwest Airlines litigation files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups: Franchise application files and Franchise regulation files. The franchise application files are arranged by applicant. The franchise regulation files are arranged roughly by topic or event, generally in the order received. There are sets of working files within this last group and some duplicative material is present in this series. The last box in the franchise regulation series consists largely of correspondence, not all necessarily concerning regulation of the franchise, but concerning the HRS project.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Franchise application and regulation files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), or commercial or financial information ((V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.110), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Franchise applications
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2000/094-80 Texas TGV, Franchise Application to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility, Executive Summary, 1991
[folder]
Texas TGV, Franchise Application to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility, Volumes I-III, 1991
[three volumes]
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2000/094-81 Texas TGV, Franchise Application to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility, Volumes I-III, January 1991
[3 volumes]
Texas TGV, Addendum to Franchise Application. Revision to Service Plan to Fort Worth,, submitted by Texas TGV, February 1991
oversize
OS 2000/094-59 Texas TGV: Franchise Application to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility, Volume IV and Appendix, submitted by Texas TGV, January 1991
[oversize volume with maps and plans]
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2000/094-82 Texas FasTrac, Inc., Executive Summary of Franchise Application, January 1991
Texas FasTrac, Inc., Franchise Application to Finance, Construct, Operate and Maintain a High Speed Rail Facility in the State of Texas, Volumes I-III, January 1991
[3 volumes]
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2000/094-83 Texas FasTrac, Inc., Franchise Application to Finance, Construct, Operate and Maintain a High Speed Rail Facility in the State of Texas, Volumes I-III, January 1991
[3 volumes]
oversize
OS 2000/094-84 Texas FasTrac, Inc., Franchise Application to Finance, Construct, Operate and Maintain a High Speed Rail Facility in the State of Texas, Plan and Map Book, January 1991
[oversize]
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2000/094-85 Proposal to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility in Texas, by Texas Railroad Finance Corporation, January 1991
Franchise regulation files
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2000/094-85 Solicitation of letters of intent, 1990
Letters of intent - originals, 1990-1991
Texas High Speed Rail Joint Venture [Texas FasTrac], letter of intent, 1990-1991
Texas TGV Consortium, letter of intent, 1990
Order awarding high speed rail franchise, original, May 1991
Rules of practice and procedure - franchise award, 1991
Order awarding high speed rail franchise, 1991
[copy]
Franchise applications, cost estimates and notes, [1991]
Franchise agreement, proposed, correspondence and review, January 1992
Franchise agreement, proposed, January 1992
[confidential - attorney-client privilege]
Franchise agreement, correspondence, etc., 1990-1992
Order: Approval of Franchise Agreement: Application of Texas TGV to Transfer Franchise, January 1992
[original]
Franchise Agreement, May 28, 1991
[copy]
Franchise Agreement, original, May 28, 1991
TGV, projected committment requirements, 1992
Franchise award and application timeline, 1990
Franchise agreement, agreement to participate, 1992
Franchise agreement, negotiations, 1991
Franchise agreement - drafts, memos, 1991
Franchise agreement, executive summary of agreement, 1990
Franchise agreement, default, 1994
Franchise agreement correspondence, 1994
Franchise agreement, schedule of deadlines, 1990-1993
Schedule of deadlines mandated by the franchise agreement, 1992
$10,000,000 certificate, 1992
Abandonment bond, 1992
Deadline extension request, 1992
Project status, draft, notice of default, 1993
Franchise agreement negotiation, 1991-1993
November 13th Order (deadline extension), 1992-1993
Order extending franchise deadlines, 1992
[original]
Default, options and actions working file:
Letters to Authority, 1994
Letters of TGV, 1993-1994
Notes
Interagency memos, 1993-1994
Letters to Attorney General, January 1994
Default - EIS working file, 19941993
HSR Advisory committee, January 1994
Press releases re: default, 1994
Others letters from THSRA, 1994
Suspension of work, 1994
Attorney General: Final order, 1993-1994
Franchise, contract termination, 1994
Legal counsel, contract termination, 1995
Route background memo, 1993
Texas TGV offering circular, 1993-1994
Texas TGV offering circular, 1993
Authority staff analysis re: equity financing deadline, 1994
Procurement plan, 1992
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2000/094-86 Communications Protocol, 1992-1993
[original, copies]
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation [Texas TGV], Communications Protocol, monthly reports, 1992-1994
Texas TGV Corporation, Baseline Implementation Plan, 1993
Texas TGV monthly reports (extra copies), 1992-1993
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, Articles of Incorporation, 1992
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, 1992
TGV route maps, September 1993
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, map showing alternative routes, ca. 1993
Texas TGV files:
Financial correspondence, 1993-1994
Correspondence and tidbits, 1993-1994
Confidentiality agreements, 1990-1991
Correspondence, FY 94, 1993-1994
Correspondence, FY 93, 1992-1993
Correspondence, FY 92, 1991-1992
Correspondence, FY 90- FY 91, 1990-1991
Press releases and media respondenses, 1992-1993
Miscellaneous, 1992-1993
Miscellaneous, 1992-1993
A Ticket to Nowhere, article re: Texas TGV and high speed rail in Texas, 1993
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2000/094-87 Force majeure:
Marc Burns, Force majeure, 1992
[wallet]
Related doctrines - impossibility, acts of God, etc.
Legal research, memoranda, 1992
TGV, franchise agreement, orders, 1991
Franchise regulation route selection, [1993]
Baseline implementation plan background, 1993
Franchise regulation, route designation, 1993
Labor issues, 1993
TGV's position, etc., 1992
Other rails, 1993
Texas High Speed Rail Authority, contract amendments, 1993
Procurement plan, 1993
Franchise agreement negotiation materials
Federal legislation, 1993
TGV construction argument, ca. 1992
Texas TGV Corporation, officers and shareholders, 1993
Surface transportation network map, ca. 1990
Legislative issues, 1993
Notebook of key documents re: franchise award, EIS, and board information, 1989-1993
[includes board appointment sheets with home addresses]
RRC interagency contract, 1995
Traveling briefing binder (proposal for decision, franchise agreement, EIS contract, statues and rules, list of board members), 1989-1992
[includes board mailing list with some home addresses]
EFC (Equity Financing Committment), 1991-1994
[binder]
Complaint (complaint before State Office of Administrative Hearings re: termination of TGV franchise), 1994
[binder]
Financial statement
[empty binder, placed in a folder]
Rules for consideration of a new franchise, [1990-1993]
[4 folders, formerly in a binder]
Market research and ridership review proposals, 1992
MAGLEV, 1990-1992
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2000/094-88 Proposed advisors for franchise application review, 1990
Ridership Study, 1993
[2 folders]
Chronology of events in development of high speed rail in Texas
Greyhound, 1991
Morrison Knudsen Corporation, 1991
Morrison Knudsen, 1991-1994
Texas High Speed Rail Joint Venture, 1990-1991
Texas Railroad Finance Corporation, 1990-1991
Glenn Biggs remarks, Texas FasTrac news conference, Austin, May 19, 1991
Right of way information, 1991-1992
County meetings, 1993
[binder]
County correspondence, 1993
[wallet]
[includes folder of correspondence from Waco citizens and a folder of negative mail]
Fan mail, 1991
[2 folders]
Correspondence against the project, December 1993

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Public hearing examiners files for franchise award, 1989-1992 (bulk 1991),
18.25 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
As part of the application process to award a high speed rail franchise in Texas, the Texas High Speed Rail Authority solicited letters of intent from potential applicants. On July 19, 1990, two letters of intent were received - from Texas High-Speed Rail Joint Venture (later renamed Texas FasTrac) and the Texas TGV Consortium, (also know as the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation). Several advisors were chosen to draft the request for proposal (RFP) and incorporate suggestions and comments of the RFP Advisory Committee into the final draft submitted to the THSRA. The advisors were selected to study and report on various aspects of a high speed rail project that should be incorporated into the franchise application. The RFP was published in September 1990 and also sent to all airline and bus companies providing intercity passenger transportation in the state, as required by the THSRA's statutes. Two groups responded to the RFP in a timely manner - Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac, submitting franchise applications and the required franchise fees by the deadline of January 16, 1991.
As part of the review process, the advisors selected several components of the franchise applications and prepared and issued requests for information (RFI) to the two applicants, with the approval of the Authority. Following the review process, each advisor submitted a report to the Authority on the topic(s) they reviewed in the franchise applications.
The THSRA Board conducted a hearing to determine which firm to award the high speed rail franchise. Larry Montgomery, former director of the Texas State Bar, was chosen as the hearing examiner by the chairman of the THSRA Board. Prehearing administrative procedures for the franchise award hearing included the filing of all written testimony prior to the hearing, and the service of the testimony on all parties - Texas TGV, Texas FasTrac and Southwest Airlines. On February 27, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Motion for Intervention for the franchise application hearing, which was granted, making them a party to the hearing. The written testimony was information presented by experts who would be subject to cross examination during the hearing. The testimony would also be considered as evidence that the THSRA Board could use to consider in its decision of the franchise award. Seventy-five witnesses for the three parties filed over 2,800 pages of indirect or rebuttal testimony. Because the time guidelines in the Authority's statutes would not allow a process in which traditional forms of discovery could take place, rules were developed to require mandatory disclosure of all information to be used in the hearing. Parties demonstrating extraordinary need could request discovery from the hearing examiner. Court action by Southwest Airlines required accommodations be made for pre-filed testimony, which delayed the beginning of the hearing by a week.
As testimony was filed, the written reports from the Authority's advisors were filed and served on all parties. The reports provided THSRA with independent, objective analyses of the franchise applications. Additionally, each advisor team was represented during the franchise award hearing and was subject to cross examination by all parties. Also filed at this time were statements from Advocates and Protestants. The Authority's rules allowed for non-party participants to submit statements in opposition or support of one or both applications. Three prehearing conferences were held in advance of the franchise application hearing. At these conferences the hearing examiner and parties discussed hearing schedule matters, motions on evidence admissibility, and hearing procedures.
On March 5, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Temporary Restraining Order seeking to postpone the hearings and rescind all the Authority's rules. This was denied on March 6, 1991.
The franchise application hearing opened on March 25, 1991. The hearing was organized by topic so that Board members could be present to ask questions of witnesses on specific issues of concern. The hearing lasted 16 days. The schedule was: March 25, Opening Statements; March 26-27, Overview; March 28, Routes and Technology; April 1, Techonology, Operations and Maintenance; April 1, Health and Safety; April 2-3, Environmental and Socioeconomic Issues; April 3, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises; April 4, 5, 8, Ridership and Marketing Plans; April 9, Costs; April 10-12, Financial Plans; April 15, Oral Rebuttal; and April 16, Closing Statements. Seventy-eight witnesses and fourteen advisors to the THSRA testified at the hearing. Over 160 evidentiary and demonstrative exhibits were presented. All documents in the process were open records, except for a few pages relating to financial statements of individuals and private companies. Protective orders were entered sealing these documents. The confidential nature of these documents was validated by an advisory letter from the Attorney General.
A proposal for decision was entered on May 10, 1991. This proposal recommended that the Board find that high speed rail in Texas was in the public interest and that the Texas TGV consortium was the best qualified to be granted a franchise. Texas FasTrac and Southwest Airlines filed exceptions to the proposal and all parties filed briefs. At the May 28, 1991 meeting of the Board, it heard final arguments from all parties and voted by an 8-0 margin to award the franchise to Texas TGV. Texas TGV accepted the terms of the franchise order. On June 18, 1991 Southwest Airlines and Texas FasTrac filed motions for rehearing in the proceeding and Texas TGV filed replies to the motions on June 28, 1991. Because the Board took no actions on the motions by July 15, 1991 the motions were overruled by operation of law. Texas TGV was awarded the franchise to build, operate, and maintain a high speed rail system in Texas. The franchise agreement was signed on January 31, 1992.
This series consists of transcripts, briefs, testimony, depositions, motions, proposals, orders, and exhibits that make up the hearing files from the high speed rail franchise award hearing. Dates of the files are 1989-1992, the bulk dating 1991. The files document the franchise award hearing held by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority to determine whom to award the franchise to operate a high speed rail system in Texas. Records are present from all parties involved, which were the franchise applicants, Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac, and Southwest Airlines, an intervenor in the process. Also present is testimony and depositions from non-parties involved that wanted to voice their support of or opposition to one or both franchise applications. Transcripts are present for three preconference hearings and the hearing itself.
Filed at the end of this series is a large wallet of correspondence. It was received by the THSRA at the conclusion of the franchise award hearing and prior to the Board's May 28, 1991 meeting at which it was to vote on the franchise award. The correspondence is from local government officials, businesses, and the general public, in support of awarding a high speed rail franchise for Texas. The bulk comes from Waco.
Some confidential material concerning the franchise hearings is in the series Confidential files. For records on lawsuits filed by Southwest Airlines, see the series, Southwest Airlines litigation files. For records on the hearings to terminate the franchise award, see the series Office of Adminstrative Hearings, Hearing files. For more information about the role of the advisors in the franchise application process and the reports produced for the hearing, see the series Advisors files. And, for information about the franchise application and regulation process, see the series Franchise application and franchise regulation files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into five groups: Prehearing files, franchise award hearing files, transcripts, exhibits, and miscellaneous hearing files. The prehearing files are arranged by record type; the franchise award hearing files are arranged by document number; the transcripts by volume; the exhibits by party, then exhibit number; and the miscellaneous files remain as received. This last group consists largely of some duplicate hearing files and a small amount correspondence and reports. It was maintained and labeled separately, thus it remains as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public hearing examiners files for franchise award, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, commercial or financial information ((V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.110), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Prehearing files
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2000/094-89 Franchise award hearing process [Dates are 1991 unless otherwise note]:
Other record
[Original letter designating hearing examiner; Revised notice of proceeding.]
Hearings - general
Hearing examiner
Prehearing conferences:
Prehearing Conference on Intervention [empty]
Pre-hearing Conference - Hearing
Hearings - Court reporters
Pre-hearing Conference: Witnesses
Notice of Proceeding
Hearings: Parties
Hearings: Service
Hearing orders:
Pre-hearing order no. 1 (Motion for Intervention)
Pre-hearing order no. 2 (Motion for Intervention)
Pre-hearing order no. 3 (Motions of Intervenor: Discovery)
Pre-hearing order no. 4 (Extension of Time)
Pre-hearing order no. 5 (Schedule extension)
Pre-hearing order no. 6 (Protective Order)
Pre-hearing order no. 7 (Witness List)
Pre-hearing order no. 8 (Presentation and procedure)
Pre-hearing order no. 9 (Non-Party Participants Oral Statements)
Pre-hearing order no. 10 (Scheduling order)
Pre-hearing order no. 11 (Extension of Time, objectives)
Pre-hearing order no. 12 (Presentation and Procedure)
Pre-hearing order no. 13 (Objections to Pre-filed Testimony)
Pre-hearing order no. 14 (Deposition Requests)
Advocate response to Order No. 9
Advocates
Order no. 15 (Page limits on Briefs), May 1991
Order awarding high speed rail franchise, May 1991
Board decision and order no. 1 (Party Motions and Interim Appeals), May 28, 1991
Responses to final decision and order, June 1991
Hearing calendar
Pre-hearing written testimony, 1991
[2 sets]
[This contains the pre-hearing written testimony on behalf of Texas TGV, Texas Fastrac, and Southwest Airlines. Testimony of the advisors, listed in the table of contents, is missing from each set.]
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway files, ca. 1981
[These files appear to have no bearing on the franchise application, but were filed with the two sets of pre-hearing testimony noted above. These are likely records of the Railroad Commission that mistakenly were filed with the High Speed Rail materials. However, the corridor the high speed rail project was to traverse was along part of the MKT Railway corridor, so these files may have have been used by the THSRA staff during the HSR project.]
Franchise award hearing files, Docket 91-606-001
[Unless otherwise noted, dates for these files are February-May 1991.]
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2000/094-89 Hearing file folder index
Index - Texas FasTrac direct evidence
Motion for Intervention:
File No. 10001 - Southwest Airlines Motion for Intervention
File No. 10002 - Opposition to Southwest Airlines Motion for Intervention
File No. 10003 - Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Proposed Procedural Issues
File No. 10004 - Texas TGV's Addendum to Franchise Application
File No. 10005 - Withdrawal of Opposition to Southwest Airlines' Motion for Intervention
File No. 10006 - Texas TGV's Special Exceptions and Response to SWA's Motion for Intervention
File No. 10007 - Southwest Airlines Motion for Texas FasTrac, Inc. Depositions
File No. 10008 - Southwest Airlines Motion for Texas FasTrac, Inc. Discovery
File No. 10009 - Southwest Airlines Motion for Texas TGV Depositions
File No. 10010 - Southwest Airlines Motion for Texas TGV Discovery
File No. 10011 - Texas TGV's Objections to Southwest Airlines Motion for Depositions
File No. 10012 - Texas TGV's Objections to Southwest Airlines Motion for Discovery
File No. 10013 - Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Response to Southwest Airlines Motions for Deposition and Discovery
File No. 10014 - Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Request to Strike Texas TGV's Addendum to Franchise Application
File No. 10015 - Texas TGV's Response to Texas FasTrac's Request to Strike Texas TGV's Addendum to Franchise Application
File No. 10016 - In Re: Applications of Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10017 - Reply of Southwest Airlines to Objections of Texas TGV to Motion for Depositions
File No. 10018 - Reply of Southwest Airlines to Objections of Texas FasTrac, Inc. to Motion for Deposition
File No. 10019 - Texas TGV's Motion for Protective Order
File No. 10020 - Motion for Protection of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10021 - Pretrial Order, Stipulations and Agreements of Parties
File No. 10022 - Joint Motion to Extend Hearing Deadlines and Schedule for One Week
File No. 10023 - Texas FasTrac's Response to Examiner's Order No. 7
File No. 10024 - Southwest Airlines Response to Examiner's Order No. 7
File No. 10025 - Texas TGV Witness List
TGV testimony:
File No. 10026 - Neil A. Eisner
File No. 10027 - Michel Leboeuf
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2000/094-90 File No. 10028 - Michel Bellier
File No. 10029 - Jean-Francois Hediard
File No. 10030 - James F. Miller
File No. 10031 - Anne G. Reyner
File No. 10032 - Edmund J. Gorman
File No. 10033 - Raymond H. Ellis
File No. 10034 - Cecil D. Andrus, TGV testimony as non-party participant
File No. 10035 - Michael J. Shirley
File No. 10036 - William Gossett
File No. 10037 - Thomas R. Saving
File No. 10038 - Larry E. Salci
File No. 10039 - Marilyn Jordan Taylor
File No. 10040 - Jack W. Burke, Jr.
File No. 10041 - Stuart M. Robertson
File No. 10042 - William O. Jameson
File No. 10043 - Aubrey M. Gaines
File No. 10044 - W. Howard Armstrong
File No. 10045 - Raymond A. Kinsey
File No. 10046 - Robert M. Zoch, Jr.
File No. 10047 - Willam J. Agee
File No. 10048 - Denis Doute
File No. 10049 - E.L Walker
File No. 10050 - James C. Gerber
File No. 10051 - Robert H. Ryan
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2000/094-91 Texas FasTrac testimony:
File No. 10052 - Texas FasTrac testimony, volume 1
File No. 10053 - Texas FasTrac testimony, volume 2
File No. 10054 - Texas FasTrac testimony, volume 3
File No. 10055 - Texas FasTrac testimony, volume 4
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2000/094-92 Southwest Airlines testimony:
File No. 10056 - Herbert D. Kelleher
File No. 10057 - L. John Eicher
File No. 10058 - Donald S. Garvett
File No. 10059 - William J. Duffy
File No. 10060 - Philip White
File No. 10061 - Robert B. Davis
Advocate testimony:
File No. 10062 - Al J. Notzon, III, Executive Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments
File No. 10063 - Greg Davenport, Executive Vice President, Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor
File No. 10064 - E. Larry Fouts, Central Dallas Association
File No. 10065 - Joseph Krier, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
File No. 10066 - Dennis Hobbs, Mayor, City of Temple
File No. 10067 - Jim Atchley, Legislative Director, United Transportation Union
File No. 10068 - Charles Reed, Mayor, City of Waco
File No. 10069 - Roy Walthall, City of Waco
File No. 10070 - Lila Cockrell, Mayor, City of San Antonio
File No. 10071 - Oris W. Dunham, Jr., Executive Director, DFW International Airport Board
File No. 10072 - Kathryn Whitmire, Mayor, City of Houston
File No. 10073 - Penny Redington, Judge, Ellis County
File No. 10074 - Allon Fish, Chamber of Commerce, Bryan-College Station, Greater Brazos Valley Coalition for High Speed Rail
File No. 10075 - Jack Stewart and Addis McNamara, Greater Waco Coalition for High Speed Rail
File No. 10076 - Annette Strauss, Mayor, City of Dallas
File No. 10077 - Bob Bolen, Mayor, City of Fort Worth
File No. 10078 - Kay Granger, Councilwoman, Fort Worth
File No. 10079 - Lee Cooke, Mayor, City of Austin
File No. 10080 - Paul H. Reistrup, President, High Speed Rail Association
File No. 10081 - Texas TGV's Objections of All Prefiled Testimony
File No. 10082 - Texas TGV's Objections or Request to View or Copy Underlying Data
File No. 10083 - Texas FasTrac's Objections of Advocacy Statement of the Prescon Corporation
File No. 10084 - Texas FasTrac's Objections to Prefiled Direct Testimony of Texas TGV
File No. 10085 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Roy Dell Walthall
File No. 10086 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of E.L. Walker, Jr. and Request for Voir Dire
File No. 10087 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Thomas A. Van Zandt., et al.
File No. 10088 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Theo Rahn
File No. 10089 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Anne G. Reyner
File No. 10090 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Cecil D. Andrus and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10091 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Joseph R. Krier
File No. 10092 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Michael J. Shirley
File No. 10093 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of James C. Gerber and Request for Voire Examination
File No. 10094 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Daniel Brand
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2000/094-93 File No. 10095 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of John Crew and Request for Voire Dire Examination
File No. 10096 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Larry E. Salci and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10097 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Thomas J. Hartfield and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10098 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Robert M. Zoch, Jr.
File No. 10099 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of John Howland
File No. 10100 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William J. Agee and Request for Voir Dire
File No. 10101 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Dr. Herbert H. Reynolds and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10102 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Raymond H. Ellis, Ph.D. and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10103 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William O. Jameson and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10104 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Lawrence A. Wilson
File No. 10105 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Michel Leboeuf
File No. 10106 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Charles Reed, Mayor of Waco
File No. 10107 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Richard J. Wheeler, Jr.
File No. 10108 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Edmund J. Gorman
File No. 10109 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Jack Stewart, Jr. and Addis McNamara and Objection to Such Testimony
File No. 10110 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Stephen A. Zander
File No. 10111 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Paul Reistrup and Objection to Such Testimony
File No. 10112 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Ray Perryman
File No. 10113 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William H. Lathrop and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10114 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Glenn Biggs
File No. 10115 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Kenneth A. Oleson
File No. 10116 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Denis Doute
File No. 10117 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Larry Henry and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10118 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Ramon Martinez and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10119 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Thomas R. Saving and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10120 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Marilyn Jordan Taylor and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10121 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Fritz Hasselbacher and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10122 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Charles R. Herd and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10123 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Bob Zollars and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10124 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of The Honorable Jim Lewis and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10125 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Eberhard Beyer and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10126 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of John Whitmire and Objection to Such Testimony
File No. 10127 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William Gossett and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10128 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Robert H. Ryan and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10129 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Lee Cooke and Objection to Such Testimony
File No. 10130 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Allon Fish and Bookman Peters and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10131 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Jack W. Burke, Jr. and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10132 - Summary of Hearing Testimony to be Given by Prescon Corporation
File No. 10133 - Texas FasTrac's General Response to All of Southwest Airlines Objections to Texas FasTrac's Prefiled Testimony
File No. 10134 - Southwest Airlines Reply to Texas FasTrac's Response to All of Southwest Airlines Objections to Texas FasTrac's Prefiled Testimony
File No. 10135 - Motion for Advocate Texas Camino Real Trust
File No. 10136 - Texas FasTrac's Response to Texas TGV's Objections to Texas FasTrac's Prefiled Direct Testimony
File No. 10137 - Reply of High Speed Rail Association to Southwest Airlines "Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Paul H. Reistrup and Objection to Such Testimony"
File No. 10138 - TGV's Motion for Sanctions Against Southwest Airlines and Bickerstaff, Heath and Smiley
File No. 10139 - Motion of Southwest Airlines for Continuance of Hearing
File No. 10140 - Southwest Airlines Reply to Texas TGV's Motion for Sanctions Against Southwest Airlines and Bickerstaff, et al
File No. 10141 - Motion of Southwest Airlines for Issuance of Commission to Take Oral Depositions and for Subpoena Duces Tecum (James C. Gerber)
File No. 10142 - Motion of Southwest Airlines for Issuance of Commission to Take Oral Depositions and for Subpoena Duces Tecum (Larry Henry)
File No. 10143 - TGV's Objections to Motion of Southwest Airlines for Issuance of Commission to Take Oral Deposition of James V. Gerber and for Discovery and Motion for Protective Order
File No. 10144 - Rebuttal Testimony of W. Howard Armstrong on Behalf of Texas TGV
File No. 10145 - Rebuttal Testimony of Marilyn Jordan Taylor on Behalf of Texas TGV
File No. 10146 - Rebuttal Testimony of Robert H. Ryan on Behalf of Texas TGV
File No. 10147 - Rebuttal Testimony of Stuart M. Robertson on Behalf of Texas TGV
File No. 10148 - Rebuttal Testimony of Richard J. Wheeler, Jr. on Behalf of Texas FasTrac
File No. 10149 - Exhibit RJW-4 to Richard J. Wheeler, Jr., Rebuttal Testimony on behalf of Texas FasTrac
File No. 10150 - Rebuttal Testimony of William O. Jameson on Behalf of Texas TGV
File No. 10151 - Rebuttal Testimony of Jack W. Burke, Jr. on Behalf of Texas TGV
Statement of Paul N. Reistrup, Chairman, High Speed Rail Assocation
[No file number given, likely duplicates File No. 10080.]
File No. 10152 - Response of Texas FasTrac to Motion of Southwest Airlines for Issuance of Commissions to Take Oral Depositions and for Discovery
File No. 10153 - Rebuttal Testimony of Larry S. Marr on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10154 - Texas FasTrac's Definitive List of Witnesses
File No. 10155 - Texas TGV's Witness List by Topic and Order
File No. 10156 - Texas FasTrac's Response to Southwest Airlines Objections to Texas FasTrac's Prefiled Direct Testimony
File No. 10157 - Texas TGV's Reply to Texas FasTrac's Objections to Prefiled Testimony re: Robert Ryan
File No. 10158 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Objections to Prefiled Testimony re: Robert Ryan
File No. 10159 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony Relating to High Speed Rail Services to Fort Worth, Bryan/College Station, or Waco, Texas
File No. 10160 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of Stuart M. Robertson
File No. 10161 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of Jack W. Burke, Jr.
File No. 10162 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of William O. Jameson and Response to Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10163 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of W. Howard Armstrong
File No. 10164 - Sverdrup Corporation's Response to Underlying Data Request
File no. 10165 - Statement of Jim Atchley Before the Texas High Speed Rail Authority
File No. 10166 - Southwest Airlines Co.'s Witness List
File No. 10167 - Texas FasTrac's Objections to Texas TGV Rebuttal Testimony Filed on March 22, 1991
File No. 10168 - Response of Texas TGV to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Michel Leboeuf
File No. 10169 - Response of Texas TGV to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Raymond H. Ellis, Ph.D., and Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10170 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of Thomas R. Saving
File No. 10171 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of William Gossett and Response to Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10172 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of Robert M. Zoch
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2000/094-94 File No. 10173 - Rebuttal Testimony of Denis Doute
File No. 10174 - Rebuttal Testimony of Larry Salci
File No. 10175 - Rebuttal Testimony of Andre Hubert
File No. 10176 - Southwest Airlines Reply to Texas TGV's Objections to Prefiled Testimony of William Duffy
File No. 10177 - Southwest Airlines Reply to Texas TGV's Objections to Prefiled Testimony of John Eichner
File No. 10178 - Southwest Airlines Reply to Objections to Prefiled Testimony of Don Garvett
File No. 10179 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac by William H. Lathrop
File No. 10180 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac by Hermann F. Eisele
File No. 10181 - Texas TGV's Reply to Objections to Prefiled Rebuttal Testimony
File No. 10182 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Michael J. Shirley
File No. 10183 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William J. Agee and Response to Request for Voir Dire Examination
File No. 10184 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Edmund J. Gorman
File No. 10185 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of E.L. Walker, Jr.
File No. 10186 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Anne G. Reyner
File No. 10187 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of James C. Gerber
File No. 10188 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of William J. Agee
File No. 10189 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Denis Doute
File No. 10190 - Texas TGV's Reply to Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Testimony of Larry E. Salci
File No. 10191 - Rebuttal Testimony of William R. Gossett
File No. 10192 - Rebuttal Testimony of Robert M. Zoch, Jr.
File No. 10193 - Rebuttal Testimony of Thomas R. Saving
File No. 10194 - Rebuttal Testimony of Stuart M. Robertson
File No. 10195 - Rebuttal Testimony of Denis Doute
File No. 10196 - Texas FasTrac's Response to Southwest Airlines Objections to Texas FasTrac's Prefiled Testimony
File No. 10197 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac by Thomas A. Van Zandt, Jack B. Evans, and Michael Sullivan
File No. 10198 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc. by Jerry M. Demo
File No. 10199 - Rebuttal Testimony of L. John Eichner on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10200 - Rebuttal Testimony of William J. Duffy on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10201 - Rebuttal Testimony of Donald Garvett on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10202 - Rebuttal Testimony of Thomas R. Saving on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10203 - Rebuttal Testimony of James C. Gerber on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10204 - Rebuttal Testimony of Russell Thayer on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10205 - Rebuttal Testimony of E.L. Walker, Jr. on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10206 - Appendices to Rebuttal Testimony of E.L. Walker, Jr.
File No. 10207 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac., Inc. by Daniel Brand
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2000/094-95 File No. 10208 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc. by John J. Selzer
File No. 10209 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac by Larry Henry Concerning Marketing
File No. 10210 - Texas FasTrac's Responses and Objections to Southwest Airlines 3/21/91 Request for Data
File No. 10211 - Response of Texas FasTrac to TGV's Objections to Rebuttal Testimony of Hermann F. Eisele
File No. 10212 - Texas FasTrac's Motion to Strike TGV's Rebuttal Testimony of Stuart M. Robertson
File No. 10213 - Gilbert Carmichael, FRA Administrator, letter: Non-party Participant Statement
File No. 10214 - Rebuttal Testimony of Raymond A. Kiney on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10215 - Rebuttal Testimony of Denis Doute on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10216 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc., by Richard Wheeler
File No. 10217 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc. by Larry Henry
File No. 10218 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc., by James J. Rozek
File No. 10219 - Rebuttal Testimony of Robert B. Davis on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10220 - Rebuttal Testimony of Philip White on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10221 - Rebuttal Testimony of James C. Gerber on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10222 - Rebuttal Testimony of William J. Agee on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10223 - Rebuttal Testimony of Neil A. Eisner on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10224 - Rebuttal Testimony of Jean-Francois Hediard on Behalf of Texas TGV Consortium
File No. 10225 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc. by Larry Henry
File No. 10226 - Rebuttal Testimony on Behalf of Texas FasTrac by John Crew re: Financing
File No. 10227 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Rebuttal Testimony of William J. Agee
File No. 10228 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Rebuttal Testimony of Larry Henry
File No. 10229 - Southwest Airlines Motion to Strike Prefiled Rebuttal Testimony of John Crew
File No. 10230 - Objections of Texas FasTrac to TGV's Rebuttal Testimony on Financing
File No. 10231 - Texas FasTrac's Motion to Strike Texas TGV's Testimony Concerning Reorganization as Limited Partnership or, in the Alternative, to Strike TGV Pleadings and Testimony Inconsistent with Said Testimony Concerning Reorganization as a Limited Partnership
File No. 10232 - Response of Texas FasTrac to Texas TGV's Objections to Rebuttal Testimony of Larry Henry and John Crew
File No. 10233 - Texas FasTrac's Objections to TGV's Exhibits 18, 28, 29, and 30
File No. 10234 - Texas FasTrac's Brief in Support of Objections to the Filing of Texas TGV's Franchise Application Addendum
File No. 10235 - Texas TGV's Response to Objections to TGV's Exhibits 18, 28, 29 and 30
File No. 10236 - Texas FasTrac's Motion to Strike Testimony
File No. 10237 - Underlying Data for Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10238 - Southwest Airlines Co.'s Underlying Data
File No. 10239 - Southwest Airlines Co.'s Brief and Proposed Findings of Fact
File No. 10240 - Texas TGV's Proposed Final Order with Proposed Findings and Fact and Conclusions of Law
File No. 10241 - Texas TGV's Post Hearing Brief
File No. 10242 - Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law of Texas FasTrac
File No. 10243 - Brief of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10244 - Letter from Southwest Airlines Co. dated March 7, 1991 - Stating No Brief Filed
File No. 10245 - Texas TGV's Proposed Order, Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law with Annotations
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2000/094-96 File No. 10246 - Post Hearing Reply Brief of the Texas TGV
File No. 10247 - Reply Brief of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
File No. 10248 - Proposal for Decision, volumes 1 and 2
[2 wallets]
File No. 10249 - Letter (Ref: 91JAR336 - 5/15/91) Updating Advocates and Non-Party Participants
File No. 10250 - Interim Appeal of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10251 - Exceptions of Southwest Airlines Co. to Hearing Examiner's Proposal for Decision, volumes 1 and 2
File No. 10252 - Texas TGV's Response to Proposal for Decision and Proposed Order
File No. 10253 - Texas FasTrac's Motions Related to Examiner's Proposal for Decision
File No. 10254 - Texas FasTrac's Brief in Support of Exceptions to Examiner's Proposal for Decision
File No. 10255 - Texas FasTrac's Procedural Exceptions, Exceptions to Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, and Exceptions to Proposed Order Awarding High Speed Rail Franchise
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2000/094-97 File No. 10256 - Texas TGV's Reply to Exceptions, Motions and Interim Appeal/5-20-91
File No. 10257 - Texas FasTrac's Response to Interim Appeal of Southwest Airlines Co.
File No. 10258 - Reply of Texas FasTrac to the Exceptions of Southwest Airlines Co. and the Texas TGV
File No. 10259 - Southwest Airlines Co.'s Motion Requesting Oral Argument
File No. 10260 - Southwest Airlines Co.'s Motion for Rehearing
File No. 10261 - Texas FasTrac, Motion for Rehearing, volumes 1 and 2
[2 wallets]
File No. 10262 - Texas TGV's Reply to Motions for Rehearing
File No. 10263 - Southwest Airlines, Motion for Rehearing, February 1992
No file no. - Texas FasTrac's Handout of Demonstrative Exhibits, May 28, 1991
Transcripts
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2000/094-97 File No. 30001 - Prehearing Conference of February 22, 1991
File No. 30002 - Prehearing Conference of March 15, 1991
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2000/094-98 File No. 30003 - Prehearing Conference of March 22, 1991
File No. 30004 - Volume 1 - Opening Statements, March 25, 1991
File No. 30005 - Volume 2 - Overview; Party Information, March 26, 1991
File No. 30006 - Volume 3 - Overview; Party Information [continued], March 27, 1991
File No. 30007 - Volume 4 - Routes and Technology (Roadbed), March 28, 1991
File No. 30008 - Volume 5 - Technology (Trains), April 1, 1991
File No. 30009 - Volume 6 - Health and Safety - Environmental, April 2, 1991
File No. 30010 - Volume 7 - Environmental (continued) - Disadvantaged Business, April 3, 1991
File No. 30011 - Volume 8 - Ridership, April 4, 1991
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2000/094-99 File No. 30012 - Volume 9 - Ridership (continued), April 5, 1991
File No. 30013 - Volume 10 - Ridership (continued), April 8, 1991
File No. 30014 - Volume 11 - Cost, April 9, 1991
File No. 30015 - Volume 12 - Financing Plans, April 10, 1991
File No. 30016 - Volume 13 - Financing Plans, April 11, 1991
File No. 30017 - Volume 14 - Financing Plans, April 12, 1991
File No. 30018 - Volume 15 - Rebuttal/Surrebuttal, April 15, 1991
File No. 30019 - Volume 16 - Closing Arguments, April 16, 1991
No file no. - Volume 17 - THSRA Board of Directors Meeting, May 28, 1991
Index volume
Exhibits
Texas TGV Exhibits:
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2000/094-99 Exhibits 1 thru 11
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2000/094-100 Exhibits 12 thru 46
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2000/094-101 Exhibits 47 thru 68
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Texas FasTrac Exhibits:
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2000/094-101 Exhibits 1 thru 14
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2000/094-102 Exhibits 15 thru 43
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2000/094-103 Exhibits 44 thru 82
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Southwest Airlines Exhibits:
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2000/094-103 Exhibits 1 thru 8
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2000/094-104 Exhibits 9 thru 16
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Advisors Exhibits:
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2000/094-104 Exhibits 1 thru 8
Certification of documents submitted as exhibits during prehearing, February 27, 1991
Miscellaneous hearing files
[These records appear to be a set of files maintained by a member of the THSRA Board, Ray Stoker, but there is not enough evidence to confirm this. This set of miscellaneous files also included a duplicate set of transcripts from the franchise hearings. The transcripts were all copies and contained no notes or markings, so they were discarded. See the group Transcripts for a complete set of the transcripts from the franchise award hearing and the prehearing conferences.]
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2000/094-104 Form 10-K Annual Report of Morrison-Knudsen Corporation for Fiscal Year ended December 31, 1989
Form 10-Q Quarterly Report for Quarter Ending September 30, 1990
Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Handout of Demonstrative Exhibits, May 28, 1991
Testimony of Donald S. Garvett on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Testimony of Philip White on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Testimony of John Eichner on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Testimony of Herbert D. Kelleher on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Testimony of Robert B. Davis on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
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2000/094-105 Rebuttal Testimony of William J. Duffy on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Rebuttal Testimony of Robert B. Davis on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Rebuttal Testimony of John Eichner on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Exceptions of Southwest Airlines Co. to Hearing Examiner's Proposal for Decision, volumes 1 and 2
Franchise Agreement for a High-Speed Rail Facility Between State of Texas (THSRA) and the Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, May 28, 1991
Rebuttal Testimony of Donald S. Gavett on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Rebuttal Testimony of Philip White on Behalf of Southwest Airlines Co.
Motion for Rehearing, Southwest Airlines Co.
Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Motion for Rehearing
Interim Appeal of Southwest Airlines Co.
Brochure: Texas TGV (appears to be paper copies of presentation viewgraphs)
THSRA - Teleconference Public Meeting, August 21, 1991
THSRA - Teleconference Public Meeting, May 28, 1991
THSRA - Proposal for Decision, May 10, 1991
THSRA - Annual Financial Report for Year Ending August 31, 1991
Jackson F. Walker, L.L.P. - Invoice for Legal Services through October 31, 1991
Franchise Agreement Negotions - "Goal of Negotiations,""Objectives of the Negotiations"
News clippings
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board of Directors with attached listing of all hearing materials, April 12, 1991
Rebuttal Testimony of Richard J. Wheeler on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Larry Henry on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of James J. Rozek on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Bob Neely letter to THSRA Board of Directores re: meeting scheduling worksheets, August 1, 1991
News clippings
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board of Directors with attached Prehearing Order No. 10, March 21, 1991
Rebuttal Testimony of John Crew on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Jack B. Evans, et al, on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Jerry M. Demo on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Larry D. Marr on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Motion to Strike Texas TGV's Rebuttal Testimony of Stuart M. Robertson
Rebuttal Testimony of William H. Lathrop on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Hermann F. Eisele on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of John J. Stelzer on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Rebuttal Testimony of Daniel Brand on Behalf of Texas FasTrac, Inc.
Letter from Lena Guerrero to Ray Stoker with attached agenda for THSRA Board meeting on December 18, 1991
Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Procedural Exceptions
Texas FasTrac, Inc., Brief in Support of Exceptions to Examiner's Proposal for Decision
Exhibit 00-04 - Denis Doute Videotape
Bob Neely memo to THSRA Board on Magnetic Levitation, May 15, 1991
Glenn Biggs Remarks - News Conference, Austin, May 16, 1991
Statement by D. Kent Anderson, THRSA Board of Directors, before the Committee on Government Organization, Texas House of Representatives, July 16, 1991
Bob Neely letter to John Sharp, Comptroller of Public Accounts, concerning salaries of certain THSRA positions, May 15, 1991
Bob Neely letter to THSRA Board of Directors re: meeting agenda for meeting on May 28, 1991
Statement on behalf of the Greater Waco Coalition for High Speed Rail and Cover Letter by Jack Stewart, Jr., May 22, 1991
Letter from Michael French (Jackson and Walker law firm) to Bob Neely in response to Bob Neely's letter of March 19, 1991 concerning legal fees, March 28, 1991
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board concerning High Speed Rail and Minorities with attached news clippings, March 22, 1991
Letter from Bob Ryan to Ray Stoker concerning planned media trip to France and Germany, April 3, 1991
Memo from Charles Wyly to THSRA Board members concerning opportunities during the remaining hearing schedule, April 15, 1991
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board - Proposed Schedule after Public Hearing Phase on Applications, April 4, 1991
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board - Post Award Administrative Process, June 20, 1991
Affidavit of Daniel Brand, Vice President with Charles River Associates, Inc.
Pages 56-60 of unidentified testimony
News clippings
Memo from Bob Neely to THSRA Board - Enclosed Materials, April 9, 1991
[Memo concerns items from the hearing process being sent to Board members for their review.]
THSRA Public Meeting, December 18, 1991
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2000/094-106 Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Motion for Rehearing, June 18, 1991
Texas FasTrac, Inc.'s Motion for Interior Order Rejecting Texas TGV's Addendum to Franchise Application; Motion to Strike the Examinater's Proposal for Decision; Motion Requesting Oral Argument
Testimony of Behalf of Texas TGV:
James C. Gerber
Aubrey M. Gaines
Michel Bellier
Larry E. Salci
Thomas R. Saving
James F. Miller
E.L. Walker, Jr.
Jean-Francois Hediard
W. Howard Armstrong
Raymond A. Kinsey
William J. Agee
Stuart M. Robertson
Denis Doute
Thomas Saving
William Gossett
William J. Agee (Rebuttal Testimony)
James C. Gerber (Rebuttal Testimony)
Jean-Francois Hediard (Rebuttal Testimony)
Neil A. Eiser (Rebuttal Testimony)
Denis Doute (Rebuttal Testimony)
[2 different items]
James C. Gerber (Rebuttal Testimony)
William O. Jameson (Rebuttal Testimony)
Russell Thayer (Rebuttal Testimony)
Marilyn Jordan Taylor
William O. Jameson
Robert M. Zoch, Jr.
Cecil D. Andrus
Michael J. Shirley
Raymond H. Ellis, Ph.D.
Edmund J. Gorman
Stuart M. Robertson (Rebuttal Testimony)
Anne G, Reyner
Neil A. Eisner
Jack W. Burke, Jr.
Michel Lebouef
Larry E. Salci (Rebuttal Testimony)
W. Howard Armstrong (Rebuttal Testimony)
Marilyn Jordan Taylor (Rebuttal Testimony)
Raymond A. Kinsey (Rebuttal Testimony)
Robert M. Zoch, Jr. (Rebuttal Testimony)
Stuart M. Robertson (Rebuttal Testimony)
Jack W. Burke, Jr. (Rebuttal Testimony)
Robert H. Ryan
William Gossett (Rebuttal Testimony)
Robert H. Ryan (Rebuttal Testimony)
Thomas R. Saving (Rebuttal Testimony)
E.L. Walker, Jr. (Rebuttal Testimony)
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2000/094-107 E.L. Walker, Jr. (Appendices to Rebuttal Testimony)
James C. Gerber (Rebuttal Testimony)
Texas TGV's Response to the Proposal for Decision and Proposed Order
Confidential Attorney/Client Priviledge [re: status report on negotiations], December 11, 1991
[Document is from the Office of the Attorney General THSRA Working Group to Bob Neely.]
[Loose correspondence in support of Texas FasTrac, Inc.], March 1991
[Correspondence], May 1991

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Southwest Airlines litigation files, [ca. 1990]-1994 (bulk 1991),
5.93 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
Southwest Airlines filed motions, restraining orders, applications for injuctions and lawsuits against the Texas High Speed Rail Authority (THSRA) seeking to prevent a high speed rail project from being built in Texas or to at least slow the progress of such a project. On February 27, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Motion for Intervention for the franchise application hearing, which was granted, making them a party to the hearing. On March 5, 1991 Southwest Airlines filed a Temporary Restraining Order seeking to postpone the hearing and rescind all the Authority's rules. This was denied on March 6, 1991.
On March 6, 1991, Southwest Airlines (SWA) filed its first lawsuit in Travis County District Court - Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 91-3367. Among other things, this lawsuit brought into issue the validity of the Authority's procedural rules and the legality and composition of its board of directors. SWA asked the court to enjoin the Authority from proceeding with the hearing on the high speed rail franchise applications. A hearing on SWA's Application for Temporary Injunction Relief was held on March 12, 1991 with the court denying Southwest's request. On April 8, 1991, the court signed an order denying SWA's Application for Temporary Injunction. THSRA and Texas TGV later filed Pleas to the Jursidiction, in Abatement and/or in the alternative, Motions for Summary Judgement, requesting the court to dismiss the lawsuit. On April 3, 1992, a Hearing on the Pleas and Motions was held. The court granted the Pleas and Motions of the THSRA and Texas TGV. On May 13, 1992, a written Order for Dismissal was signed by the judge. On November 9, 1992, a Statement of Facts and Transcript of proceedings were filed in the Third Court of Appeals in Austin. Briefs were filed on January 19, 1993 and the case (cause no. 03-92-0552-CV) was argued on April 7, 1993. On August 25, 1993, the Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's ruling. SWA filed a Motion for Rehearing on September 9, 1993, which was overruled on November 10, 1993. SWA's Application for Writ of Error was filed in the Texas Supreme Court on March 17, 1994. THSRA's and Texas TGV's responses were filed on May 2, 1994 (cause no. D-444). On September 8, 1994, the Texas Supreme Court denied Southwest's application. On December 13, 1994, the Third Court of Appleas filed its final order affirming the district court's judgement.
Southwest Airlines filed a second lawsuit in Travis County District Court, Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 91-11148, on August 8, 1991. The lawsuit asked the court to set aside the Authority's May 28, 1991 Order awarding the high speed rail franchise. It also called into question the legality of the composition of the Authority's board. THSRA and Texas TGV filed Pleas to the Jurisdiction and Abatement against SWA requesting the district court to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction or in the alternative due to Southwest's lack of standing to bring a lawsuit. A hearing was held on November 22, 1991, with the court granting THSRA's and Texas TGV's pleas from the bench. On December 3, 1991, the district court signed an order granting the pleas and dismissing SWA's lawsuit. On February 18, 1992, SWA filed an appeal in the Third Court of Appeals in Austin (cause no. 903-92-00151-CV). The Court reaffirmed the order of dismissal of the district court on June 9, 1993. A motion for rehearing was filed on June 23, 1993. The Court of Appeals requested further briefing regarding section 10 of the High Speed Rail Act. All parties filed letter responses on September 17, 1993 and SWA filed a brief in response to the letter responses on September 27, 1993. The Court of Appeals overruled SWA's motion for rehearing on December 15, 1993. SWA filed a second motion for rehearing on December 30, 1993. The THSRA responded on January 18, 1994. The Court of Appeals overruled this motion for rehearing on January 26, 1994. SWA filed an Application for Writ of Error in the Texas Supreme Court on March 15, 1994 (cause no. 94-0242). THSRA and Texas TGV filed their responses on April 29th, and the Supreme Court denied SWA's application on September 8, 1994. SWA filed a motion for rehearing on September 21, 1994, and the replies were filed on September 28th. The Supreme Court overruled the motion for rehearing on December 8, 1994.
Southwest Airlines filed a third lawsuit in Travis County District Court, Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 92-05154, on April 14, 1992. The lawsuit was contingent on whether or not the May 28, 1991 Order of THSRA granting the franchise was considered by the courts to be a final order in light of alleged substantive amendments or modifications made thereto by the Authority in its January 22, 1992 Order and the franchise agreement signed by the THSRA chairman on January 31, 1992. The courts never ruled on the final order issue.
This series contains court documents (applications, pleas, motions, orders, exhibits, etc.) and correspondence and memoranda documenting lawsuits filed by Southwest Airlines against the Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Dates covered are ca. 1990-1994, the bulk dating 1991. Correspondents include staff of the THRSA, the Attorney General's office, legal firms representing Southwest Airlines, the Travis County District Clerk's Office, and clerks of the Third Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. Court documents filed by Southwest Airlines in the franchise application hearing (and responses filed by THSRA and other parties in that hearing) can be found in the series Public hearing examiners files for franchise award.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by lawsuit. Some general folders precede the hearing files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Southwest Airlines litigation files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-107 Southwest Airlines, ca. 1990
Southwest Airlines, Motion for Rehearing, Docket 91-606-001 (franchise application hearing), February 19, 1992
Southwest Airlines vs. THSRA, 1992-1994
[File contains briefs and other court documents from the first and second lawsuits - documents filed with the Third Court of Appeals and with the Texas Supreme Court, including letter briefs filed in the second lawsuit; along with correspondence re: the filings and court questions; and a chronology of SWA's litigation.]
First lawsuit - Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 91-3367:
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2000/094-107 Court case 91-3367, 1991-1992
[Pleas, petitions, orders and other court documents, and correspondence. A few sets of answers sent to the THSRA from the Attorney General's Office concern the second lawsuit as well, cause 91-11148.]
Cause no. 03-92-00552-CV [appeal of case 91-3367 to Third Court of Appeals], 1992-1994
[Also includes items sent to Supreme Court from this case, cause no. D-444. File contains briefs, motions, a judgement and other court documents, along with correspondence.]
Second lawsuit - Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 91-11148:
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2000/094-107 Cause no. 91-11148, 1991
[Notice of filing of adminstrative record by THSRA, and index to the administrative record filed by THSRA in this case.]
Southwest Airlines Company appeal, cause no. 91-11148, 1991
[Briefs, petitions, motions, orders and other court documents, index to the administrative record filed by THSRA, and correspondence concerning filings during the initial hearing and some during its appeal.]
Certification of THSRA exhibits, March 25, 1992
Certification of records, by THSRA, September 9, 1991
Exhibit DD-04, Denis Doute
[videocassette]
Texas High Speed Rail Authority administrative record (from docket 91-606-001):
[The index and following volumes (I thru XXXV) were entered as the administrative record of docket 91-606-001 (franchise hearing) as exhibits for Texas High Speed Rail Authority in cause 91-11148.]
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2000/094-107 Volume i - Table of Contents - item 1
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2000/094-108 Volume I - Prehearing motions and filings; Prehearing orders; Motions and replies re: prefiled testimony - items 2 thru 64
Volume II - Motions and replies re: prefiled testimony (continued) - items 65 thru 130
Volume III - Motions and replies re: rebuttal testimony; Motions and replies: hearing; Correspondence from agency to Board of Directors - items 131 thru 153
Volume IV - Proposal for Decision (volumes 1 and 2) - item 154
Volume V - Pre-award motions and replies - items 156 thru 160
Volume VI - Pre-award motions and replies (continued); Motions for rehearing; Pre-filed testimony (Texas TGV) - items 161 thru 178
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2000/094-109 Volume VII - Prefiled testimony (Texas TGV, continued) - items 179 thru 188
Volume VIII - Prefiled testimony (Texas TGV, continued; Texas FasTrac) - items 189 thru 191
Volume IX - Prefiled testimony (Texas FasTrac, continued) - items 191 thru 203
Volume X - Prefiled testimony (Texas FasTrac, continued) - items 204 thru 213
Volume XI - Prefiled testimony (Texas FasTrac, continued; Southwest Airlines) - items 214 thru 220
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2000/094-110 Volume XII - Prefiled testimony (Southwest Airlines, continued; Advocate statements) - items 221 thru 238
Volume XIII - Prefiled testimony (Advocate statements, continued; Advisor reports); Underlying data replies - items 239 thru 259
Volume XIV - Rebuttal testimony (Texas TGV) - items 260 thru 278
Volume XV - Rebuttal testimony (Texas TGV, continued; Texas FasTrac) - items 279 thru 298
Volume XVI - Rebuttal testimony (Texas FasTrac, continued; Southwest Airlines) - items 299 thru 305
Volume XVII - Applications filed (Texas TGV - volume 1) - item 306
Volume XVIII - Applications filed (Texas TGV, continued - volumes 2-3, addendum) - item 306 (continued)
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OS 2000/094-113 Volume XIX - Applications filed (Texas TGV, continued - map volume) - item 306 (continued)
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2000/094-111 Volume XX - Applications filed (Texas FasTrac, volume 1) - item 307
Volume XXI - Applications filed (Texas FasTrac, continued - volume 2) - item 307 (continued)
Volume XXII - Applications filed (Texas FasTrac, continued - volume 3) - item 307 (continued)
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OS 2000/094-113 Volume XXIII - Applications filed Texas FasTrac, continued - map volume) - item 307 (continued)
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2000/094-111 Volume XXIV - Hearing evidence (not prefiled) (Texas TGV, Texas FasTrac, Southwest Airlines) - items 308-310
Volume XXV - Hearing transcripts (prehearing conferences, volume 1 of hearing) - items 311 thru 314
Volume XXVI - Hearing transcripts (volumes 2-3) - items 315-316
Volume XXVII - Hearing transcripts (volume 4) - item 317
Volume XXVIII - Hearing transcripts (volume 5) - item 318
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2000/094-112 Volume XXIX - Hearing transcripts (volume 6) - item 319
Volume XXX - Hearing transcripts (volume 7) - item 320
Volume XXXI - Hearing transcripts (volumes 8-9) - items 321 thru 322
Volume XXXII - Hearing transcripts (volumes 10-11) - items 323 thru 324
Volume XXXIII - Hearing transcripts (volume 12) - item 325
Volume XXXIV - Hearing transcripts (volumes 13-14) - items 326 thru 327
Volume XXXV - Hearing transcripts (volumes 15-16, index) - items 328 thru 330
Southwest Airlines cause no. 94-0242 (appeal of 91-11148 filed in Third Court of Appeals), 1994
[Reply to Motion for Rehearing.]
Third lawsuit - Southwest Airlines Co. v. Texas High Speed Rail Authority, cause no. 92-05154:
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2000/094-112 Cause no. 92-05154, 1992
[Plaintiff's Original Petition.]

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State Office of Administrative Hearings, Hearing files, 1994,
0.5 cubic ft.

Historical sketch
The process to terminate the contract to build a high speed rail franchise began in 1994. Early in 1994 the Texas High Speed Rail Authority conferred with the Attorney General's Office on the options the Authority had to consider in response to Texas TGV's (the franchisee) failure to meet its financing deadline - the Equity Financing Commitment (EFC). The Authority could terminate the franchise, extend the deadlines, or amend the existing franchise agreement with a new order. The Authority issued a letter dated January 14, 1994 informing the franchisee that failure to meet the EFC deadline constituted an event of default under the franchise agreement. On the same day, the Authority received a letter signed by 14 state legislators urging it to terminate the franchise as soon as possible, with Governor Richards signing the letter in agreement. Texas TGV responded to the Authority with a letter stating it did not believe it was in default, due to actions beyond its control, mirroring the force majeure argument used in October 1992. THSRA sent a letter to the franchisee, notifying them it was contemplating termination of the franchise. On April 27, 1994, in an open meeting, the Authority took action to begin an administrative proceeding to terminate the agreement. A complaint was filed by the Attorney General on behalf of the Authority on May 26, 1994 in the State Office of Administrative Hearings, cause no. 94-606-865. A preliminary hearing was held on June 15. Several parties asked for intervenor status, all such requests were denied. In August 1994, the THSRA Board chairman began to negotiate a consent order to settle the administrative proceedings. A settlement was reached and signed by all parties on August 19, 1994. The settlement agreement terminated and rescinded the franchise, caused Texas TGV to provide sufficient funds to the Authority to provide operating funds for the 1995 fiscal year and to repay outstanding general revenue appropriation balances, and provided that Texas TGV would turn over non-proprietary project information to the Authority for its files. The settlement agreement did not allow the Authority to collect the $2.5 million abandonment bond. The Attorney General's Office publicly disagreed with this, and encouraged the Authority to collect the bond. The board felt the time and effort to collect the abandonment bond would diminish its net value to the Authority and prolong the time rural land owners would be affected by the presence of the franchise, so that issue was not pursued.
This series contains correspondence, memoranda, compliants, affidavits, motions, and other court documents from the hearing held in 1994 by the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) regarding the termination of the franchise agreement to operate a high speed rail system in Texas between the Texas High Speed Rail Authority and the Texas TGV Consortium. Also present is a handbook on SOAH hearing procedures. Records are dated in 1994, generally between May 26 and November 1, 1994.
Additional files concerning the termination of the franchise agreement can be found in the series Franchise application and franchise reguation files. Additional correspondence regarding the termination of the franchise agreement is present in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, in several subseries - Chronological files, Fax transmissions, and State agencies files. Correspondence regarding the franchise award termination can also be found in the series Board members files.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by type of record. The handbook is filed first, followed by a few court documents, then a notebook of pleadings (copies of various legal/court documents submitted as part of the hearing process), then a series of document entered into the hearing, ordered by assigned file numbers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State Office of Administrative Hearings, Hearing files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-114 SOAH (State Office of Administrative Hearings), hearing procedures and forms
Notice of Prehearing Conference and Prehearing Order, May 31, 1994
Unopposed Motion to Dismiss, November 1, 1994
Pleadings notebook, May 31-July 15, 1994
[wallet]
[Note: Documents include the initial Complaint, Notice of Prehearing Conference and Prehearing Order, several Motions to Intervene, several Special Exceptions and Motions in Opposition, Prehearing Orders, affidavits, and several motions and responses to those motions. An index to all documents in the Pleadings notebook is present in the front of the notebook. Most, if not all of these can also be found in the following series of documents entered into the hearing with assigned file numbers.]
Docket 606-94-865, file numbered documents:
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2000/094-114 File No. 1 - Letter from SOAH to all parties re: prehearing matters and the prehearing conference, May 27, 1994
File No. 2 - Complaint, May 26, 1994
File No. 3 - Notice of Prehearing Conference and Prehearing Order, May 31, 1994
File No. 4 - several different Motions to Intervene, June 7, 1994
File No. 5 - Statement of Position, June 14, 1994
File No. 6 - Prehearing Order No. 2 and Notice of Hearing, June 16, 1994
File No. 7 - Amended Motions to Intervene and supporting Affidavits, July 15, 1994
File No. 8 - Letter from Texas Farm Bureau to SOAH, June 8, 1994
Fil eNo. 9 - Letter from County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas to SOAH, June 14, 1994
File No. 10 - Amended Motion to Intervene, and Brief in Support of Amended Motion to Intervene, June 22, 1994
File No. 11 - Motion to Extend Time by Texas TGV, July 5, 1994
File No. 12 - Motion to Align the Parties, July 5, 1994
File No. 13 - Prehearing Conference Transcript, June 15, 1994
File No. 14 - Order Granting Request for Extension of Time, July 5, 1994
File No. 15 - Letter from McCalla (attorney) to SOAH, July 6, 1994
File No. 16 - Response and Brief of Texas TGV to all the Amended Motions to Intervene, July 15, 1994
File No. 17 - Letter from County Judges and Commissioners High Speed Rail Committee to SOAH, July 15, 1994
File No. 18 - Letter from State Senator Jim Turner to SOAH, July 15, 1994
File No. 19 - Order Denying Motions to Intervene, July 27, 1994
DERAIL, March 31, 1994
[Letter from a citizen's group, DERAIL, requests party status in the franchise termination hearing.]

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Legal files, 1990-1993,
0.5 cubic ft.

This series consists of correspondence with and attorney fee bills of legal firms hired by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority to handle various legal duties associated with the high speed rail project. Dates covered are 1990-1993. While the Attorney General's Office handled much of the legal issues encountered by the Authority, it also employed outside legal counsel at times. Most of the material is from the Jackson and Walker law firm who served as outside legal counsel of the Authority from April 1990 to January 1992. Correspondence and fee bills with them are present through mid 1993. A few files from other attorneys are present, mostly advertising their services to the agency. There are incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, most from the executive director or board members of the THSRA, and some from the Attorney General's Office, with the law firms. A large portion of the files are attorney fee bills and correspondence and memoranda discussing the fee bills. Topics covered include the hiring of advisors to review and comment on the franchise applications, the franchise award process and hearings, negotiation of the franchise agreement, and litigation by Southwest Airlines.
See the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, the subseries State agencies files, for correspondence with the Attorney General's Office, and the subseries Legal firms files, for additional correspondence with law firms and contracts with Jackson and Walker. Additional contracts with legal counsel can also be found in the series Contracts.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by law firm, then type of record, roughly in chronological order within the large wallets.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legal files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-114 Jenkens and Gilchrist, 1992
Murray, Scheer, Tapia and Montgomery, 1993
Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay, 1990-1992
Ronquillo and Quintanilla, P.C., 1990-1992
Potential outside legal counsel, 1990
Jackson and Walker correspondence, June 1990-April 1993
Jackson and Walker billing formation, 1992
[notebook]
Jackson and Walker billing, May 1990-August 1993

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Contracts, 1990-1994 (bulk 1990-1992),
0.25 cubic ft.

This series consists of contracts and accompanying correspondence between the Texas High Speed Rail Authority and outside legal counsel, outside financial counsel, advisors chosen to review and comment on the high speed rail franchise applications, and consultants chosen to establish a disadvantaged business enterprise program (DBE). Also present are invoices from the Hadley Group (THG), the firm chosen as outside financial consultants for the Authority and a few reports produced by advisors. Dates of the records are 1990-1994, with the bulk dating 1990-1992.
Additional contracts and with outside legal counsel are in the series Administrative correspondence and subject files, the subseries Legal firms files; and the series Legal files. Additional copies of contracts and other files re: the advisors role in reviewing the franchise applications are in the series Advisors files. Additional contracts and other materials concerning the establishment of a DBE program for the Authority are in the series Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged roughly by type of consultant (general files, advisor contracts, financial consultant's files).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Contracts, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-115 Contracts/partnering, 1993
Contracts, extra copies for copying, 1990-1991
[Note: Includes contracts with outside legal counsel, financial consultants, and advisors.]
Advisors contracts:
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) development, advisor contract, Baeza, Lannen & Moye, 1991-1992
Espey, Huston and Associates, Inc., 1990
Espey, Huston and Associates, Inc., 1990-1992
JDG Assocates, 1991
L.S. Gallegos and Associates, 1990-1991
Rauchser Pierce Refsnes, Inc., 1990-1991
Sverdrup Corporation, 1990-1991
The Hadley Group:
Contracts, 1993
Correspondence, 1991-1993
Invoices, 1991-1994

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Legislation, 1983-1985, 1988-1995 (bulk 1989-1993),
1 cubic ft.

This series consists of state legislation, both drafts and final copies of bills and bill analyses; federal legislation; reports from Congressional hearings; correspondence; memoranda; and notes. Dates covered are 1983-1985 and 1988-1995, the bulk dating 1989-1993. These files document the legislative process that created the Texas High Speed Rail Authority in 1989 as well as that which terminated the Authority in 1995. Copies of Texas House and Senate bills introduced that concerned the Texas high speed rail project are present as well as a few U.S. Congress pieces of legislation and reports on Congressional hearings concerning high speed rail transportation. Filed at the end of the legislative records are a few folders re: a Houston/Dallas rail study in 1983-1985, with correspondence re: the study and the proposed high speed rail project in 1989.
Arrangement
The state legislation is filed first, followed by federal files, then the Houston/Dallas rail study. Within each group files are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislation, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
State legislation
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2000/094-115 House Bill 2581 and Senate Bill 1190, High Speed Rail Authority:
File no. 1 - Draft bills, background material, March-April 7, 1989
File no. 2 - Draft bills, April 12-May 24, 1989
File No. 3 - Fiscal notes, hearings correspondence, bill analyses, CRS Sirrine Notes, miscellaneous, 1989
File No. 4 - Senate Bill 1190 (as enrolled), final bill, appropriation, and correspondence, 1989
Texas High Speed Rail Act, Senate Bill 1190, Senate Bill 222 (excerpt), Committee on Transportation, Texas House of Representatives, [1989]
Texas High Speed Rail Act, 1989
Senate Bill 1190, 1989
House Bill 2581 testimony, 1989
Other legislation, 1989-1990
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2000/094-116 HB 73, 1992
HB 485, 1992
HB 553, 1993
SB 641, 1993
SB 787, 1993
HB 1805, 1993
HB 903, 1993
HB 1009, 1993
HB 1952, 1993
HB 2626 [empty]
HB 189, 1993
[Members of the House and Senate, 73rd Legislature, 1993]
[Calendar of bills filed, 1993]
Texas Legislation, 1993
Legslative bills, 1995
[Note: Includes a copy of the agency's retention schedule, filed in 1994.]
Federal legislation and hearing reports
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2000/094-116 High Speed Rail Transportation Act of 1991. Report of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on S. 811, 1991
HR 4515, 101st Congress, 2nd Session, 1990
HR 2750, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, 1993
Tax Exempt Bond for High Speed Rail Projects. Hearing before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, 100th Congress, 2nd Session on S. 1245, March 24, 1988
Use of the Interstate Highway System Right-of-Way for Magnetic Levitation High Speed Transportation Systems. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, 100th Congress, 2nd Session on S. 2072, Part 2, September 28, 1988
Advance Transportation Systems. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, United States Senate, 101st Congress, 1st Session, October 17, 1989
High Speed Rail Transportation. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, 101st Congress, 2nd Session on H.R. 4515, July 26, 1990
Houston/Dallas Rail Project, 1983-1985
[wallet with several folders, most unlabeled]

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files, 1990-1994,
0.25 cubic ft.

This series consists of correspondence, contracts, brochures, directories, and testimony from public hearings. Dates covered are 1990-1994. These files document the establishment of the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) program for the Texas High Speed Rail Authority by outside consultants. Contracts and a small amount of correspondence with the DBE consultants is also in the series Contracts. Files concerning rules of the DBE program are in the series Rules of practice and procedure. Advisors reports on the DBE programs of the high speed rail franchise applicants are in the series Advisors files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by record type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-116 Baeza, Lannen & Moye, 1991-1992
DBE - Houston Business Council, 1991
TxDOC PAP (Procurement Assistance Program), Texas Dept. of Commerce, 1992
GSC (General Services Commission), How to...
[Brochures on state's DBE program.]
Doing business with [Texas High Speed Rail Authority], 1992
[two folders]
Spanish translations, 1992
APTA (American Public Transit Authority) DBE Directory, 1990
DBE resumes, 1991
Disadvantage[d] business
[several business cards]
McGray and McGray Land Surveyors, Inc., (Disvantanged Business), 1990
RRC DBE's, 1990-1991
DBE public hearings, 1991
DBE advisors, 1991, 1994

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Maps, 1981-1990 (bulk 1989-1990),
6 sets of rolled maps, several loose maps (about 100 individual maps)

This series consists of several sets of maps and a few individual maps gathered for use in the high speed rail project by the Texas High Speed Rail Authority or consultants in its employ, dating 1981-1990, the bulk dating 1989-1990. These are maps of areas of the state that would be affected by the proposed high speed rail system. All of the maps were gathered for reference purposes and were created and published by outside sources with the exception of three maps that were done either by THSRA staff or the consultants working on the environmental impact statement (EIS). Most of the maps were likely gathered for use in the EIS preparation, but this cannot be confirmed as the maps are not listed on the inventories found with records of that project.
Types of maps present in this series includes sheets of aerial photos, some also known as orthophoto maps; railroad maps of the state; large topographic sheets with HRS rail stations and routes added; a map of Texas TGV's alternative routes; corridor location maps for the MOKAN lines in the Austin, Texas area; an electric boundary map of Texas; and a Texas aeronautical facilities map.
For maps produced as part of the EIS process, see the series Environmental impact statement files. HSR route maps and county maps can be found in the series Town hall meeting files and related materials. Maps produced by companies applying for the high speed rail franchise that were submitted as part of the franchise applications are in the series Franchise application and franchise regulation files.
Arrangement
These records are unarranged.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Maps, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
The maps in this series are too large to photocopy. See the photograph archivist for other copying options.
map-case folder
Map Drawer Processed Records 1 HSR folder 2 Texas Railroad Map, issued and distributed by the Jimmy V. Morris Railroad Map Company, copyright 1981
map-case
HSR Map Roll 12 [Orthophoto maps], surveys flown by Tobin Surveys, Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Photographic image by Orthophotography, 1989-1990
[Large roll of maps - there are aerial photographs. There are 48 maps.]
map-case
HSR Map Roll 13 [Orthophoto maps], surveys flown by Tobin Surveys, Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Photographic image by Orthophotography, 1989-1990
[Large roll of maps - there are aerial photographs. This roll has 22 maps.]
map-case
HSR Map Roll 14 [Orthophoto maps], surveys flown by Tobin Surveys, Inc., San Antonio, Texas. Photographic image by Orthophotography, 1989-1990
[Large roll of maps - there are aerial photographs. This roll has 12 maps. The word "Rural" is penciled on the outside of the roll.]
map-case
HSR Map Roll 15 Guadalupe County Appraisal District maps, 1989-1990
[These are blueprint aerial photos of a portion of Guadalupe County showing the proposed route relative to small tracts, trailer parks, etc. There are 10 maps.]
map-case
HSR Map Roll 16 Preliminary corridor locations, MOKAN Transportation Corporation, 1988
[2 extremely long sheets in this roll.]
[These are from the Austin, Texas area.]
map-case
HSR Map Roll 17 [Two large topographic maps with HRS stations and routes added; one large topographic map titled Texas TGV Alternative Alignments (routes taped onto pieced together topographic sheets), 1992]
[These were likely done by the EIS consultants or were done for the EIS project.]
map-case
Map 7996 Texas Aeronautical Facilities, Texas Aeronautics Commission, October 1988
[Map was transferred to the Archives' historic map collection.]
map-case
Map 7997 Electric Boundary Map, Public Utility Commission, August 1982, revised to February 1986
[Map was transferred to the Archives' historic map collection.]
map-case
Map 7998 [Texas Railroad Map], Railroad Commission of Texas, 1982
[Map was transferred to the Archives' historic map collection.]

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Audio-visual materials, 1990-1992, undated,
0.75 cubic ft.

This series consists of photographs, videotapes, audio cassettes, and slides, dating 1990-1992, undated. These materials document news clips, talks and presentations of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority about the Texas high speed rail project and the companies competing for the high speed rail franchise, Texas TGV and Texas FasTrac. There are photographs of a few THSRA Commissioners present along with audio cassettes of THSRA's budget hearings in 1992. There several unlabeled audio cassettes that may come from other budget hearings, but their content is unknown as they have not been reviewed.
Additional slides and photos from high speed rail presentations can be found in the series Town hall meeting files and related materials and the series Environmental impact statement files , along with audiocassettes and videocassettes in the EIS files. Press releases issued by the Authority are in the series Public information and press releases.
Archives staff have not listened to the audiocassettes nor viewed the videocassettes and are unable to verify the accuracy of the contents.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by format - photographs, videocassettes, audiocassettes, slides.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Audio-visual materials, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
The Archives may not have the correct audio-visual equipment to play back all formats of video-cassettes. Check with the photograph archivist for more information.
Photographs
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2000/094-116 [Photographs of Texas High Speed Rail Commissioners, individual portraits are unidentified]
[seven 8 x 10 color photos]
Videocassettes
[all videos are VHS format except the last one, which is a U-Matic format]
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2000/094-116 TGV Nord et Interconnexion, Showcase Productions
The Blue Serpent, Showcase Productions
ICE - The Intercity Express with High Speed into the Future [with FasTrac logo lead/trailer]
Newsclips:
[Note: The video cases list the dates and times of the clips and which stations they appeared on.]
Austin, March 13-April 16, 1991
Houston, March 13-26, 1991
San Antonio, March 13-25, 1991
Dallas, March 13-30, 1991
Austin, May 10-28, 1991
Dallas, May 28, 1991
San Antonio, May 28, 1991
Houston, May 28, 1991
Houston; KUHT - Almanac May 31-June 1, 1991
Texans Go to France, October 12-15, 1991
KTBC Journal, Austin, Texas - "Texas High Speed Rail," October 26, 1991
VNR-1 Video Public Relations, Inc. - Capabilities Presentation
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2000/094-117 [unlabeled tape]
[U-Matic]
Audiocassettes
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2000/094-118 House Appropriations Committee. Subcommittee on the High Speed Rail, August 21, 1992
[cassettes 1-3, 5; cassette 4 is missing or filed with unlabeled audiocassettes]
House Appropriations Committee. Subcommittee on the High Speed Rail, September 3, 1992
[cassettes 1-5]
Bob Neely does Paul Pryor, September 10, 1990
11 unlabeled audiocassettes
Slides
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2000/094-118 Two unlabeled sets of 35 mm color slides from presentations about high speed rail - dates and content on presentations is unknown
Ridership Slides for HRS/MLA - 1 set of 35 mm color slides

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Confidential files, 1983, 1990-1994,
2 cubic ft.

This series consists of memos, correspondence, open records requests, drafts, working papers, contracts and agreements, reports, proprietary information and financial statements, and certified board agenda for executive sessions, dating 1983, 1990-1994. These are records from various series of the Texas High Speed Rail Authority records filed or marked as confidential that were maintained separately by the agency from other records in their respective series. Correspondents include THRSA board members and staff, Office of the Attorney General, the franchisee (Texas TGV), the franchise applicants, outside legal counsel, outside financial counsel, consultants conducting the ridership study, consultants preparing the environmental impact statement, and persons filing open records requests. Topics covered include upcoming board agenda items, the franchise applications, the franchise agreement, initial agreements and contract renegotiations, the ridership study, the environmental impact statement, legal research, and the termination of the franchise agreement.
See the following series for related materials: Administrative correspondence and subject files, the subseries Chronological files, the subseries Fax transmissions, and the subseries State agencies files; the series Advisors files; Ridership study; Environmental impact statement files; Franchise application and franchise regulation files; and Public hearing examiner files for franchise award.
The records in this series were filed separately from other series because they were all marked as or considered to be confidential by the agency at the time of their creation. Many, if not most, of the restrictions are no longer in effect. The restrictive clauses in the Communications Protocol, which governed some restrictions in the series, are no longer in effect. They expired with the demolishment of the agency. However, because of the possibility that portions of these records could fall under other Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. See the Restrictions on Access statement for more information.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Confidential files, Records, Texas High Speed Rail Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, commercial or financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.110), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2000/094-119 Confidential - Attorney General opinion, 1991
[Note: Formerly misfiled in folder titled "Litigation".]
Open records request, confidential documents, 1993
Chronological files, confidential:
Neely, August 1991-January 1992
Rutter, February-August 1991
Rutter, September 1991-August 1992
Rutter, December 1992-May 1993
1990
1991
FY 1992, 1991-1992
FY 1993, 1992-1993
Fax transmissions, confidential:
May-December 1990
January-October 1991
December 1991-August 1992
September 1992-February 1993
March-August 1993
Hub-related documents, confidential, 1992
Attorney General, confidential:
December 1991-September 1992
October 1992-August 1993
Box #8 - OAG, Board, 1991-1992
THSRA EIS working papers, confidential, 1993
Franchise award, confidential, 1991
Draft franchise agreement, confidential, 1990
Other states franchise drafts, confidential, 1983, 1990
Texas TGV, Franchise Application to Construct, Operate, Maintain and Finance a High Speed Rail Facility, Volume V, Confidential and Proprietary Material, 1990
[2 copies]
Confidential Appendix. Credit Review of the Applicants to the Texas High Speed Rail Authority, [1990]
[3 copies, different bindings]
[Note: Subject to Protective Order, Docket No. 91-606-001, Order No. 6. One copy has this note. It was likely used as evidence or as an exhibit in the franchise application hearing.]
Financial statements of H.B. Zachry Company, Brown and Root U.S.A., Inc., HCB contractors. Highly Confidential, Subject to Protective Order, 1991
[Financial statements] - 2 sets, in sealed envelopes, marked Highly Confidential, Subject to Protective Order... Docket No. 91-606-001 Order No. 6 [1991]
Status Report on Negotiations Regarding HSRA Franchise Negotiations, memorandum from Attorney General to THSRA executive director - Confidential, Attorney/Client Privilege, December 11, 1991
[bound]
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2000/094-120 Attorney Briefing Materials for Meeting - Confidential Attorney Workproduct, January 29, 1993
Confidential fax transmissions, 1993
Confidential fax transmissions, 1994
Financial Deadline Subcommittee, Report from Authority Executive Director, Confidential Attorney-Client Workproduct, 1991-1992
Chronological file - FY94, Burns, confidential, 1993
Chronological file - FY94, Rutter, confidential, 1994
Abandonment bond - confidential, 1993
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation monthly reports - confidential, 1994
Procurement plan - confidential, 1992-1993
Ridership survey - confidential, 1992
Environmental Impact Study (EIS) - confidential/drafts, 1992-1993
EIS - Baseline studies, confidential draft reports, 1992-1994
Woodward-Clyde Consultants:
Confidential documents re: contract, 1992-1993
Confidential re: Reformed Svc Agr [Sevice Agreement], 1993
Re: Confidential contract negotiation, 1992-1993
EIS Purpose and Need [Statement]: Confidential, 1993
The Hadley Group, confidential correspondence, 1993
Requests for Information, Confidential documents, 1990-1991
Legal research/memorandum, 1992-1993
Franchisee default options and actions, confidential:
Letters to Authority, 1993-1994
Letters to OAG, 1994
Letters to TTGV, 1994
Board memos and letters, 1993-1994
Default - EIS (Woodward-Clyde), 1994
Litigation, David Askanase v. Tom J. Fatjo, Jr., 1993
Att'y Gen'l correspondence, confidential:
Woodward-Clyde, 1992-1994
TTGV Corp., 1993
Outside counsel, 1993
Morrison-Knudsen Corporation, confidential correspondence, 1994
Texas TGV Corporation, confidential memoranda, etc., 1992
Texas TGV Corporation, confidential correspondence, 1993
Texas High Speed Rail Corporation, quarterly financial statements, 1992-1994

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