Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Turnpike Authority:

An Inventory of Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1978-1996 (bulk 1980-1996)



Overview

Creator: Texas Turnpike Authority.
Title: Minutes
Dates: 1978-1996
Dates: (bulk 1980-1996)
Abstract: These are minutes of the Texas Turnpike Authority, dating 1978-1996 (bulk 1980-1996). Attachments present include resolutions, trust agreements, bond purchase agreements, escrow agreements, other agreements and contracts, and reports. The actions of various committees are summarized in the minutes; beginning in 1991 separate committee minutes are present. Committees include the Contract Awards Committee, the Finance Committee, the Sound Committee, the Legislative Committee, the New Projects Committee, the Budget Committee, the Privatization Committee and various special selection committees. Items discussed in the Board and/or committee meetings include contract awards; construction projects; the sale or redemption of revenue bonds; design plans for bridges, turnpikes, toll rolls; and feasibility assessments of proposed toll projects.
Quantity: 0.94 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) was created in 1953 (House Bill 4, 53rd Legislature, Regular Session), 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 1997, the Texas Turnpike Authority merged with the Texas Department of Transportation (Senate Bill 370, 75th Legislature, Regular Session). 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 as well as 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.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These are minutes of the Texas Turnpike Authority, dating 1978-1996 (bulk 1980-1996). Attachments present include resolutions, trust agreements, bond purchase agreements, escrow agreements, other agreements and contracts, and reports. The actions of various committees are summarized in the minutes; beginning in 1991 separate committee minutes are present. Committees include the Contract Awards Committee, the Finance Committee, the Sound Committee, the Legislative Committee, the New Projects Committee, the Budget Committee, the Privatization Committee and various special selection committees.

Items discussed in the Board and/or committee meetings include contract awards; construction projects; the sale or redemption of revenue bonds; design plans for bridges, turnpikes, toll rolls; feasibility assessments of proposed toll projects; the feasibility study for high speed rail; eminent domain proceedings; acquisition of easements; traffic and revenue reports; legislation; and budget items, both for agency administration and for specific toll or bridge projects.

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


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Express highways--Texas.
Toll roads--Texas.
Toll roads--Texas--Planning.
Toll roads--Texas--Design and construction.
Tolls--Texas.
Transportation and state--Texas.
Toll bridges--Texas.
Transportation--Texas--Planning.
Roads--Texas.
High speed trains--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Tolls--Texas--1978-1996.
Functions:
Planning Texas roads.

Related Material

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

Texas State Archives
Texas High Speed Rail Authority, Records, 1970-1995 (bulk 1990-1994), 120 cubic ft., plus 14 sets of maps (over 225 individual maps), especially the series Texas Turnpike Authority, High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, 1981-1989 (bulk 1987-1989), 4 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Minutes, Texas Turnpike Authority. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/202, 2002/159

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Turnpike Authority on July 7, 1998 and by the Legislative Reference Library on July 30, 2002.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, July 2002


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1978-1996 (bulk 1980-1996),
0.94 cubic ft.

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2002/159-1 Board of Directors:
July 12, 1978
December 6, 1979
January and July, 1980
October and December, 1980
July and August, 1981
October and December, 1981
April 1, 1982
August 30, 1982
October and December, 1982
January and June, 1983
October and December, 1983
March and July, 1984
October and December, 1984
April and August, 1985
October 31, 1985
November 21, 1985
[2 folders]
December 19, 1985
April and June, 1986
October 23, 1986
February and April, 1987
July and October, 1987
December 17, 1987
March 1988-December 1990
[bound set of minutes]
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2002/159-2 Board of Directors and committees, April 1991-December 1992
[bound set of minutes]
Board of Directors, January 22, 1993
Contract Awards Committee, March 9, 1993
Board of Directors, Planning meeting, March 26-27, 1993
Board of Directors, April 8, 1993
Contract Award Committee, April-May, October, 1993
Board of Directors, June and September, 1993
Finance Committee, September-November, 1993
Sound Committee, September 9, 1993
Board of Directors, October and December, 1993
Contract Award Committee, December 1993 and February 1994
Board of Directors, February 17, 1994
Finance Committee and Refinance Committee, April 6, 1994
Committee of the Whole, April 19, 1994
Board of Directors, April and May, 1994
New Projects Committee, May 20, 1994
Board of Directors, June 16, 1994
Sound Committee, August 11, 1994
Legislative Committee, September 12, 1994
Board of Directors, September 13, 1994
Budget Committee, New Projects Committee, and Privatization Committee, October 5, 1994
Board of Directors, October 20, 1994
Finance Committee, December 1, 1994
Board of Directors, December 15, 1994
Legislative Committee, January 10, 1995
New Projects Committee, January 23, 1995
Board of Directors, February 1, 1995
Special Counsel Selection Committee, February 27, 1995
Board of Directors, April 12 and 19, 1995
Finance Committee, June 1, 1995
Board of Directors, June 13, 1995
Staff/Financial Advisor Selection Committee, August 10, 1995
Legislative Committee and Budget Committee, September 6, 1995
Board of Directors, September 13, 1995
Board of Directors, December 5, 1995
Board of Directors, December 29, 1995
190T Finance Committee, December 14, 1995
Right-of-Way Acquisition Committee, January 18, 1996
Staff/Financial Advisor Selection Committee, January 31, 1996
Board of Directors, May and July, 1996
Right-of-Way Acquisition Committee, September 14, 1996
Board of Directors, September 18, 1996
Budget Committee, October 1, 1996