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Toll roads not a good fit for San Antonio

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The people of this community have expressed time and again in every way available to them that they DO NOT want toll roads. With tourism such a major industry and economic engine for our region and the adverse impacts of a high cost of transportation on the region’s economy, toll roads are not the right […]

Express-News sold out for tolls

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Bruce Davidson, author of the column below, heads the Editorial Board at the Express-News. He, and the paper (as evidenced by their coverage since they laid off the excellent, unbiased, and very fair transportation reporter Pat Driscoll), are sold out on tolls. This is one of many editorials that read like an RMA press release. […]

Austin’s toll revenue projections cut in HALF

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Link to article here. Note how Austin’s toll revenue projections are cut by more than HALF in their long-range plan. Also of note is the acknowledgment that selling our highways to foreign companies in “concession” deals has fallen out of favor with the legislature. That’s due to the grassroots’ blowback over the last 4-5 years. […]

Study of non-toll plan for 281 nixed

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

The fact the MPO could not get a single contractor to do an independent study for a non-toll option on 281 (and 1604 was added by an amendment by Rep. David Leibowitz) shows the whole process is severely tainted and that non-toll options will not be given any serious consideration as federal law requires. It’s […]

Supporter of pro-toll Sheila McNeil tries to buy votes

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Link to article here. McNeil “Those people can afford the tolls” McNeil, who’s trying to oust Good Guy Tommy Adkisson from office (more how McNeil stole the MPO chairmanship from Adkisson here), has a supporter offering to “buy” votes to reward people for voting for McNeil. It’s highly illegal, but do you think anyone will […]

Grassroots hail Adkisson’s anti-toll leadership

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Link to article slamming Adkisson here. Op/Ed on Express-News attack of Good Guy Tommy Adkisson By Terri Hall Your editorial attacking the leadership of Commissioner Tommy Adkisson couldn’t be more off-base. Adkisson has jumped-in to defend the disenfranchised in our community by LEADING the way in keeping our freeways toll-free. When thousands of San Antonians […]

Stop San Antonio freeways from falling under foreign control

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN SAN ANTONIO! Eye-popping 37 toll projects put into local MPO plan; 18 will put TX roads under foreign control! Vote to adopt it is Monday, December 7. EMAIL the MPO Board here: Listen@TexasTURF.org Urge them to… 1) REMOVE toll roads and CDAs (contracts that hand our TX roads to foreign toll […]

MPO rams 37 toll projects down San Antonians’ throats

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: It’s been brought to our attention that there are actually 57 toll projects in the plan. The MPO adopted the plan December 3, 2009. Eye-popping 37 toll projects appear in MPO’s new plan, 18 to come under foreign control Taxpayers’ revolt ahead of Monday vote (San Antonio, TX, December 3, 2009) While […]

One toll project defeated, but misplaced priorities prevent non-toll fix to most congested roadways

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

It’s a HUGE VICTORY for taxpayers that one Bexar County toll project, Wurzbach Parkway’s completion, has been nixed and reverted back to a non-toll project. However, putting Wurzbach Pkwy’s completion above the fix to the unbearable congestion nightmare on US 281 and the west and east sides of Loop 1604 is inexplicable. On October 26, […]

Express-News, Wolff mislead public about non-toll plan for 281

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Talk about misleading…the claim that there is no valid non-toll plan for US 281 is flatly UNTRUE. Go here to see the TxDOT documents for a $100 million gas tax funded plan distributed in public hearings in 2001 that were also adopted into the MPO’s plans for 5 years before being turned into a $1.3 […]

   
   

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