78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 868, Chapter 10 Page: 4 of 6
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S.B. No. 868
1 (C) The district may use any of its resources, including
2 revenues, assessments, taxes, and grant or contract proceeds, to
3 pay the cost of acquiring and operating a public transit system or a
4 system of public parking facilities. The district may adopt rules
5 and regulations covering its public transit system and its public
6 parking system provided, however, that any rules relating to or
7 affecting the use of the public right-of-way or requirements for
8 off-street parking shall be subject to all applicable municipal
9 charter, code, and ordinance requirements. The district may set
10 and determine and the district may charge, impose, levy, and
11 collect fees, charges, and tolls for the use of the public transit
12 system or the public parking facilities and may issue bonds or notes
13 to finance the cost of these facilities. If the district pays for
14 or finances the cost of acquiring and operating a public transit
15 system or a system of public parking facilities with resources
16 other than assessments, then no petition of property owners or
17 public hearing thereon is required, just as no petition of property
18 owners and public hearing thereon is required for the provision of
19 all other district services and improvements not paid for or
20 financed with assessments. Notwithstanding this subsection, a
21 petition is required as provided in Subsection (A) of this section
22 before the district may construct transit improvements.
23 (D) The district is authorized to make contracts, leases,
24 and agreements with, and accept grants and loans from, the United
25 States of America~ the state, municipalities, other political
26 subdivisions, and private persons or entities to carry out the
27 purposes of this Act upon such terms and conditions and for such
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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/m1/4/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.