Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 451.454
Performance Audits: Certain Authorities


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.


The purposes of the audit are to provide:


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


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


Each audit must include an examination of:


one or more of the following:


the administration and management of the authority;


transit operations; or


transit authority system maintenance;


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


the following performance indicators:


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


sales and use tax receipts per passenger;


fare recovery rate;


average vehicle occupancy;


on-time performance;


number of accidents per 100,000 miles; and


number of miles between mechanical road calls.


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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