Re-establishment of the Inter-Agency Transportation Coordination Committee

WHEREAS: numerous state agencies are responsible for providing and administrating transportation services and resources; and

WHEREAS: these agencies share a common goal of managing available transportation service funding in an accountable and cost-effective manner; and

WHEREAS: coordinated transportation policies and services maximize the ability of state agencies to utilize transportation resources in a cost efficient manner and such coordination can only be accomplished through continuous, open communication and cooperation between the state agencies; and

WHEREAS: in the past, these aims have been accomplished through an Inter-Agency Transportation Coordination Committee;

NOW THEREFORE I, M. J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: The Inter-Agency Transportation Coordination Committee (IATCC) is hereby re-established within the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development for the purpose of obtaining maximum use of transportation resources, and increasing the cost efficiency of providing transportation services by coordinating and consolidating administration, planning and funding of providing public and specialized transportation services.

SECTION 2: The membership of the IATCC shall be composed as follows:

  • A. the secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development, or the secretary's designee;

  • B. the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, or the secretary's designee;

  • C. the secretary of the Department of Social Services, or the secretary's designee;

  • D. the secretary of the Department of Labor, or the secretary's designee;

  • E. the executive director of the Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs, or the executive director's designee;

  • F. the president of the Senate, or the president's designee from the membership of the Senate;

  • G. the speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker's designee from the membership of the House.

  • SECTION 3: The IATCC shall:

  • A. Develop and maintain a consolidated inventory of all transportation providers operating within the state. Accordingly, each state agency involved in providing transportation services shall provide such information to the IATCC as is necessary for it to compile the consolidated inventory including, but not limited to, information relative to funding, expenses, revenues, ridership, areas of service and evaluations of performance.

  • B. Review and evaluate the transportation provision policies of each agency to determine the most efficient methods for facilitating the coordination of transportation services.

  • C. Make recommendations specifically addressing: 1) the standards of financial and activity reporting; and 2) the contents of interagency agreements including service assurances, financial commitments, monitoring plans and compliance plans, and the most appropriate and least costly service that can be accomplished through the coordination or consolidation of intra-departmental transportation resources.

    SECTION 4: The secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development shall chair the IATCC. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

    SECTION 5: The IATCC shall hold an organizational meeting within 30 days of the effective date of this order. Thereafter, the IATCC shall meet at regularly scheduled intervals and, if necessary, at special meetings called by the chair.

    SECTION 6: The chair shall be responsible for transmitting to the governor a report of the IATCC's recommendations for needed revisions to the polices of the represented state agencies and a copy of the transportation provider inventory, on an annual basis. When deemed necessary by a majority of the members of the IATCC, the chair shall transmit copies of the reports and inventories to the appropriate legislative committees.

    SECTION 7: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies and officers of the state, and any political subdivisions thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the IATCC in implementing the provisions of this order.

    SECTION 8: The provisions of this order are effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified or rescinded by operation of law.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 1st day of July, 1996.

    M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

    Fox McKeithen
    Secretary of State