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Archive for August, 2005

City Councilmen on MPO Sold Out to Highway Interests

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Voted Against Accountability, Against the People! First things first, thank you to EVERYONE who turned out for the MPO Special Meeting today. Your presence was vital and what you witnessed was unparalleled, unabashed malfeasance on the part of both un-elected & elected city officials! The majority of the MPO are paid city staffers and they […]

State Rep. Leibowitz Urges MPO to Approve Independent Review!

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Representative DAVID Leibowitz CALLS FOR Metropolitan Planning organization to approve an INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF the BEXAR COUNTY TOLL ROAD PLAN For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 31, 2005 SAN ANTONIO – State Representative David McQuade Leibowitz sent the following letter to the Transportation Policy Board of the San Antonio – Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization which […]

MPO Stonewalling: All Paths Lead to Councilman Richard Perez

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

We knew we were in for a bumpy ride when we discovered at the 11th hour last Thursday that a vote on an independent review wasn’t on the posted agenda. The MPO is subject to open meetings requirements and must have their agenda posted 72 hours before the meetings; they cannot vote on unlisted items. […]

Who’s gonna own our roads?

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

If the conversion of existing roads into tollways and the unbridled toll tax on highways we’ve already paid for doesn’t get your goat, how ’bout the international takeover of our public roadways? Sounds too outlandish to be true, but it’s happening right here in San Antonio and around Texas. Maybe you’ve heard about the Trans […]

Welcome!

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Welcome fellow San Antonians! No doubt you’re searching for more information on the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) toll plans for San Antonio (SA). You’ve come to the right place and I’m glad you’re here. I’m a concerned citizen just like you who found out that TxDOT was planning to convert US 281, our main […]

Why is the U.S. Government paying for a parking garage for private S.A. university?

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Link to Stinson column. Another example of why citizens don’t believe transportation bureaucrats… TXDOT: We don’t have money so we need to toll every FREEway in Texas. TRUTH: They have plenty of money to give $2 million to a PRIVATE university for a parking garage! Read on… Roddy Stinson: Why is U.S. government paying for […]

TxDOT not being honest about toll projects

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

Link to article here. It’s Up to State Lawmakers to Stop Toll Roads By Mandi Bishop WOAI August 3, 2005 One county leader says state lawmakers need to stop the toll road plan, after a News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooters investigation revealed that a future San Antonio toll road was supposed to be built—and paid […]

   
   

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