TEXAS MASS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION. The Texas Mass Transportation Commission was established by the state legislature in 1969 to assist in the development of public mass transportation, including mass transit systems and other modes of modern transportation. The agency was composed of six members appointed by the governor with Senate concurrence. Each member had to reside in different areas of the state, and not more than two members could have business interests in public mass transportation. The commission recommended legislation and represented the state before federal and state agencies. Other responsibilities included investigating site and cost considerations and developing a master plan for public mass transit systems. In 1975 the agency merged with the Highway Department to form the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.

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