FIFTY-NINTH WYOMING LEGISLATURE
APPROVED INTERIM COMMITTEE STUDIES
JOINT TRANSPORTATION, HIGHWAYS AND MILITARY AFFAIRS INTERIM COMMITTEE
Standard Budget: $25,000
Priority 1 WyDoT Funding
Review the overall funding structure of the Department of Transportation, including: sources of funding; adequacy of funding; sufficiency of program user fees in relation to actual program costs; possible alternative funding sources for highway construction (privatization, tolls, new permanent fund); impact of changes in federal funding.
Priority 2 I-80 Issues
Investigate issues related to increasing traffic on I-80, especially truck traffic. The review will include: current and projected traffic levels; highway carrying capacity; widening all or part of the highway to six lanes; relative cost of different construction/reconstruction methods; advisability of a toll road, toll lanes or privatization; feasibility of additional rail lines to relieve highway truck traffic; analysis of potential funding sources for highway and rail improvements.
Priority 3 Military Department - Property Holdings
Review issues related to the Wyoming Military Department's property holdings, including: expansion/improvements at Camp Guernsey; a long-term plan to facilitate use of Camp Guernsey by active duty forces as well as National Guard; income from use of Camp Guernsey; condition of facilities, especially armories; acquisition of leased property at Cheyenne Airport. [Note: Management Council approved Study 3 in so far it relates to Camp Guernsey, with emphasis to be placed on seeking federal funding for Camp Guernsey]
Issues [Note: Study Topic 4 was not
approved by Management Council]
WyDoT - Statutory Clean-Up [Note: Study Topic 5 was not approved by
Tentative Meeting Schedule
The Committee anticipates three 2-day meetings, including one meeting in late May to focus on I-80 issues, one meeting in mid-July to include a visit to selected military facilities and a final meeting in mid to late September to consider proposed legislation.