Executive Document

Governor's Executive Order Creating a Task Force on Longitudinal Access to Interstate Highway Rights-of-Way.

Issued: June 18, 1998


Task Force on Longitudinal Access to Interstate Highway Rights-of-Way

I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, do hereby order the following:

(1) There is created the Governor's Task Force on Longitudinal Access to Interstate Highway Rights-of-Way.

(2) The task force shall study and make recommendations relating to the sale, lease, reservation, transfer, or other disposition of longitudinal access along interstate highway corridors for installation of telecommunications facilities. The issues studied may include:

(a) the cost of providing, and any compensation payable for access;

(b) planning for and accommodating telecommunication infrastructure needs; and

(c) any other issue relating to longitudinal access on interstate transportation corridors.

(3) The task force shall consist of eleven members, appointed by the governor, including:

(a) the executive director of the Department of Transportation, who shall serve as chair;

(b) the chief information officer or his designee;

(c) a member of the Senate recommended by the President of the Senate;

(d) a member of the House of Representatives recommended by the Speaker of the House;

(e) two members of the Transportation Commission;

(f) an elected municipal official;

(g) an elected county official;

(h) a member of the Public Service Commission;

(i) two additional members with expertise or experience in the issues to be considered.

(4) A majority of attendees constitutes a quorum for voting purposes, and all action shall be by majority vote.

(5) The task force shall meet as often as necessary to complete its study and make recommendations in a timely fashion. The task force may make interim recommendations as it considers appropriate; however, it shall submit its final recommendations to the governor no later than August 31, 1998.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 18th day of June, 1998.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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