81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 96 of 126
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commission for the development and efficient operation of an
intermodal corridor in the district. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-3, Sec.
K Sec. 174.157. AWARDING CONSTRUCTION OR PURCHASE CONTRACTS.
(a) A contract in the amount of more than $15,000 for the
construction of improvements or the purchase of material,
machinery, equipment, supplies, or any other property except real
property may be awarded only through competitive bidding after
notice is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the
distri dt at least 15 days before the date set for receiving bids.
Ib)I The board may adopt rules governing the taking of bids
and the awarding of contracts.
Id c) This section does not apply to:
(1) personal or professional services;
}t: . (2) the acquisition of an existing rail transportation
(3) a contract with a common carrier to construct
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lines or to operate commuter rail service on lines wholly or partly
owned by the carrier. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6550c-3, Sec. 6.)
Sec. 174.158. EMINENT DOMAIN. (a) A district may exercise
the power of eminent domain to acquire:
(1) real property in fee simple; or
(2) an interest in real property less than fee simple
in, on, under, or above land, including an easement, right-of-way,
or right of use of airspace or subsurface space.
(b) The power of eminent domain under this section does not
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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/m1/96/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.