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Toll authority lobbies to end citizen legal challenges to unwanted toll roads

Friday, January 15th, 2010

This excerpt from the story pretty well sums up our thoughts on this obvious attempt to railroad UNWANTED toll projects upon taxpayers by removing genuine legal challenges, the only method they listen to and the only method that has worked so far: “There’s a reason why they have public comment and review periods,” Hall said. […]

Divide & Conquer: the 281 nightmare continues

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

First decode the jargon: ARMA = Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (ARMA), a misleading name for tolling authority, whenever you hear “mobility” it’s code for tolling MPO = Metropolitan Planning Organization is the local transportation planning board NEPA = National Environmental Policy Act, federal law that guides environmental review for highway projects __________________________________________________ The RMA can’t […]

RMA lies about size of 281 toll road

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Link to article here. The RMA purposely misleads the public in this article. Read what happened when we shined the light on these falsehoods here. See the proof that shows the 281 toll road is twice the footprint of the FREEway plan at Web Posted: 08/23/2009 Agency ‘aggressive’ on U.S. 281 environmental review By […]

Overpass to nowhere, a stimulus bill fiasco

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE AGUA/TURF question status of 281/1604 interchange, stimulus funds San Antonio, TX, February 23, 2009 – AGUA and TURF have concerns about the status of the 281/1604 interchange in light of the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) vote today to submit it as a “shovel ready” project for stimulus funds. “While we welcome ANY non-toll […]

Blatant taxpayer-funded lobbying by local govt for transportation tax hikes

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Link to article here. As if TxDOT’s lobbying for toll roads on the taxpayer’s dime isn’t bad enough (read about our lawsuit to stop it), local government gets off scott-free since their thievery has been deemed legal by default. We MUST DEMAND and end to taxpayer funded lobbying on ALL levels of government! Sun, Feb. […]

Judge keeps 281 lawsuit alive

Friday, February 6th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEDERAL JUDGE RETAINS OVERSIGHT OF US 281 AND LOOP 1604 PROJECTS San Antonio, TX – February 6, 2009 – Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Fred Biery turned to common sense, “old lessons,” the wisdom of Aristotle, and even a bit of poetry in a ruling on the lawsuit filed by Aquifer Guardians in Urban […]

TxDOT public relations, lobbying arm questioned

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Link to article here. Read the damaging evidence TURF’s lawsuit to stop TxDOT’s illegal lobbying and ad campaign to promote toll roads and the Trans Texas Corridor uncovered here. TxDOT spends $10.5 million to inform public Key legislator takes issue with how agency’s money is spent By PEGGY FIKAC Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau […]

TxDOT employee FIRED over 281 fraudulent study

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Link to article here. Read more detail about TxDOT’s illegal actions here. Firing, reprimands follow tainted study for 281 tollway By Patrick Driscoll – Express-News 11/26/2008 Two months after a lawsuit revealed a conflict of interest that spoiled yet another environmental study for the U.S. 281 tollway, the Texas Department of Transportation has responded by […]

TxDOT violates law, forced to pull plug on 281 toll road

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

IMMEDIATE RELEASE TxDOT caught violating the law, forced to pull plug on 281 toll road TxDOT asks feds to pull clearance due to damaging evidence of rigged study and subsequent cover-up San Antonio, TX, October 1, 2008 – Today, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced it is asking the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to […]

Counties hire PR firms to push road bond packages

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Link to article here. Counties are following in TxDOT’s footsteps using taxpayer money to lobby, and now to push road bond packages on voters. Who’s going to hold them accountable? The taxpayers at the ballot box. TURF’s lawsuit to stop TxDOT’s illegal lobbying is pending appeal. It’s clear the establishment, the Legislature, the courts, and […]


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