Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 451.454
Performance Audits: Certain Authorities


(a)

The board of an authority in which the principal municipality has a population of more than 1.9 million or less than 850,000 shall contract at least once every four years for a performance audit of the authority to be conducted by a firm that has experience in reviewing the performance of transit agencies.

(b)

The purposes of the audit are to provide:

(1)

evaluative information necessary for the performance of oversight functions by state and local officers; and

(2)

information to the authority to assist in making changes for the improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of authority operations.

(c)

Each audit must include an examination of:

(1)

one or more of the following:

(A)

the administration and management of the authority;

(B)

transit operations; or

(C)

transit authority system maintenance;

(2)

the authority’s compliance with applicable state law, including this chapter; and

(3)

the following performance indicators:

(A)

operating cost per passenger, per revenue mile, and per revenue hour;

(B)

sales and use tax receipts per passenger;

(C)

fare recovery rate;

(D)

average vehicle occupancy;

(E)

on-time performance;

(F)

number of accidents per 100,000 miles; and

(G)

number of miles between mechanical road calls.

(d)

A subject described under Subsection (c)(1) must be examined at least once in every third audit.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1163 (H.B. 2702), Sec. 158, eff. September 1, 2011.
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