House Bill 3588

House Bill 3588 (HB 3588)  relates to the construction, acquisition, financing, maintenance, management, operation, ownership, and control of transportation facilities and the progress, improvement, policing, and safety of transportation in the state. The Bill addresses the full scope of transportation issues facing the state by integrating existing transportation policies and providing a means to fund them.

HB 3588 provided, for the first time, the Texas Department of Transportation the authority to employ a toll road option for highway funding.  The Bill represents the most comprehensive mobility legislation ever offered and advances policies stemming from the Governor's Trans Texas Corridor Plan, Regional Mobility Authorities (RMA), the Mobility Fund, bonding authority, TXDOT's participation in rail operations, statewide coordination of public transportation, innovative toll financing, and transportation fund allocation.