The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. (1) Commission--The Texas Transportation Commission. (2) Common rule--Title 49, United States Code of Federal Regulations, Part 18, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments. (3) Contract--A Texas traffic safety program contract between the department and another state agency for the procurement of goods or services for a traffic safety project, and including expenditures pursuant to which are reimbursable, in whole or in part, by the department with traffic safety funds. (4) Department--The Texas Department of Transportation. (5) District--One of the 25 geographical areas into which the department divides the state. (6) DOT--The United States Department of Transportation. (7) FHWA--The Federal Highway Administration. (8) Grant agreement--A Texas traffic safety program agreement between a subgrantee and the department for the implementation of a traffic safety project which includes an approved project description and planned expenditures reimbursable, in whole or in part, by the department with traffic safety funds. (9) Local government--A county, city, incorporated village or town, council of government, or other jurisdiction existing, created, or organized under general, home-rule, or special laws of the state. (10) Monitoring--Project review and documentation that provides a method of tracking fiscal management and progress toward achievement of objectives. (11) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)--A federal administration in DOT, which is responsible for the administrative oversight of traffic safety funds and programs among the various states. (12) Program--The Texas Traffic Safety Program consisting of a coordinated program planned and administered by the department under the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966 and the Texas Traffic Safety Act of 1967. (13) Project--An activity or group of related activities having one or more defined objectives for improving traffic safety, a detailed plan for implementation, a schedule with milestones, a budget, and a method of evaluating accomplishments. (14) Prospective contractor--Any state agency, college, university, local government, public or private for-profit or nonprofit organization, or individual (other than the department) which is designated as a party in an approved contract. (15) State--The State of Texas. (16) State agency--A state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, legislative committee, authority, institution, or a subdivision of one of these entities. (17) Subgrantee--Any state agency, college, university, local government, public or private for-profit or nonprofit organization, or individual that receives traffic safety grant funds from the department, and which is accountable to the department for the use of the funds provided. (18) Texas highway safety plan--The document which identifies the state's traffic safety problems and describes the programs and projects to address those problems. It serves as the basis for the execution of a federal-aid agreement. (19) Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards--The standards included in Chapter 783, Texas Government Code, concerning uniform grant and contract management standards for state agencies.
Source Note: The provisions of this §25.902 adopted to be effective December 24, 1990, 15 TexReg 7100; amended to be effective March 22, 1996, 21 TexReg 2093; amended to be effective May 19, 2011, 36 TexReg 3111