78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 868, Chapter 10 Page: 2 of 6
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S.B. No. 868
1 combustion engines that emit pollutants into the air, which results
2 in dangers to the public health and welfare;
3 (6) the proliferation of the use of motor vehicles for
4 passenger transportation within the district is caused in
5 substantial part by the absence of an adequate public
6 transportation system and an adequate system or network of public
7 parking facilities;
8 (7) provision of an adequate system of public parking
9 facilities and public transit and transportation facilities will
10 accomplish the public purposes of Section 52-a, Article III, Texas
11 Constitution, by stimulating transportation and commerce within
12 the area of the district and in the state and will serve the further
13 public purpose of reducing the pollutants discharged into the air
14 thus reducing the threat to the public health and welfare; and
15 (8) in order for the area within the district to have
16 an adequate public transit system and an adequate system of public
17 parking, it will be necessary for the district to be able to take
18 advantage of all public and private funds and opportunities
19 available and be empowered to contract with other public agencies
20 and with private entities to jointly provide such facilities.
21 SECTION 2. Chapter 1026, Acts of the 70th Legislature,
22 Regular Session, 1987, is amended by adding Section 5A to read as
24 Sec. 5A. PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM AND PARKING FACILITIES.
25 (A) The district shall have the power to acquire, lease as lessor
26 or lessee, construct, develop, own, operate, and maintain a public
27 transit system to serve the area within the boundaries of the
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 868, Chapter 10, legislative document, April 24, 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159579/m1/2/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.