81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 79 of 126
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Ii: S.B. No. 1540
. [Sections 173.161-173.200 reserved for expansion
iSUBCHAPTER E. POWERS AND DUTIES RELATING TO ACQUISITION,
CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION OF COMMUTER RAIL FACILITIES
i a Sec. 173.201. GENERAL AUTHORITY OVER COMMUTER RAIL
FACILITIES. A district may acquire, construct, develop, own,
operate, and maintain intermodal and commuter rail facilities
inside, or connect political subdivisions in, the district.
(V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1, Sec. 4(e) (part).)
I Sec. 173. 02. POWERS RELATING TO DISTRICT PROPERTY. A
district may acquire by grant, purchase, gift, devise, lease, or
otherwise and may hold, use, sell, lease, or dispose of property,
;including a license, a patent, a right, or an interest, necessary,
c nenient, or useful for the full exercise of its powers under this
chap er.. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-1, Sec. 4(d).)
Sec. 173.203. USE AND ALTERATION OF PROPERTY OF ANOTHER
POYITICAL SUBDIVISION. (a) For a purpose described by Section
173.1, as necessary or useful in the construction, I
reconstruction, repair, maintenance, and operation of the system,
an ith the consent of a municipality, county, or other political
subdivision, a district may:
(1) use strees, alleys, roads, highways, and other
public ways of the politica subdivisions and
(2) relocate, raise, reroute, change the grade of, or
4 alter, at the district's expense, the construction of a publicly
5 owned r1I privately owned street, alley, highway, road, railroad,
6 elec rlc line or facility, telegraph or telephone property or
7 facility, pipeline or facility, conduit or facility, and other
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