81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 56 of 126
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installations, or property inside or outside the district; and
(A) through routes;
(B) joint fares; and
. (C) divisions of tariffs, subject to approval of
a tariff-regulating body that has jurisdiction. (V.A.C.S. Art.
6550c, Sec. 5(g).)
"Sec. 172.155. JOINT OWNERSHIP AGREEMENTS. A district may
enter-into a jo nt ownership agreement with any person. (V.A.C.S.
Art. 6550c, Sec. 5(i).)
Sec. 172.156. AWARDING CONSTRUCTION OR PURCHASE CONTRACTS.
(a) A contract in the amount of more than $15,000 for the
cons itruction of improvements or -he purchase of material,
machinery, equipment, supplies, or any other property except real
property may be awarded only through competitive bidding after
noti e is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the
district at least 15 days before the date set for receiving bids.
Ii n (b) A board may adopt rules governing the taking of bids and
the awarding of contracts.
i (c) This section does not apply to:
(1) personal or professional services; or
(2) the acquis tion of an existing rail transportation
system (V.A.C.S. Art. 6551c, Sec. 7.)
4 d ec. 172.157. EMINENT DOMAIN. (a) A district may exercise
the pover of eminent domain to acquire:
(1) land in fee simple; or
7 (2) any interest less than fee simple in, on, under, or
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/56/: accessed April 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.