The fact that Judge Wolff chose to make toll roads a centerpiece of his state of the county address today, and his attempts to make toll roads sound inevitable only confirms that the LOCAL part of this toll road nightmare comes straight from his office WITHOUT A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE! Judge Wolff’s comments today […]
Archive for November, 2005
Congress will tax alt fuels as fuel efficiency decreases gas tax. Meanwhile, we still pay gas tax for highways despite claims it’s disappearing!Saturday, November 26th, 2005
Link to article here. The more you drive, the more you pay? Web Posted: 11/26/2005 12:33 AM CST Jim Abrams Associated Press WASHINGTON — Taxing hybrids and other fuel-efficient cars and billing drivers for miles driven are among the approaches being suggested to avert a shortfall in money to maintain the nation’s highways. Less than […]
Sounds too nutty to be true, but the idea seems backed-up by a recent news clip in the October 28 issue of the San Antonio Business Journal (page 9, in the Week at a Glance not available by link) that describes Kelly USA as the new “Port of San Antonio for trade with Mexico.” Councilman […]
Our fellow Americans feel our pain as their government converts public highways into private monopolies against the public good. See this article on Indiana. See this article on Delaware.
This is the print version of this story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT LOCATION: Link here. Broadcast: 20/10/2005 Cross City Tunnel documents released Reporter: Emma Alberici KERRY O’BRIEN: Welcome to the program. 2,000 pages of contractual detail is not the stuff of best sellers, but right now there’s plenty of eager readers poring over […]
Well, it’s official. The Alamo RMA (Regional Mobility Authority–the tolling authority) has chosen a new Executive Director, city hall insider, former City Manager Terry Brechtel. She’s certainly a well-liked figure by many, but she doesn’t have transportation experience. Unfortunately, she’s being thrown into yet another cauldron of political heat. The voters have expressed their distrust […]
Wow! Wow again! Do y’all realize what we just did? We defeated a statewide proposition (Prop 9) going up against BIG, well-funded highway interests. Only 1% of all propositions get defeated in Texas! AMAZING WORK EVERYONE! Thank you to ALL of the outstanding citizens who tirelessly worked to get the word out, especially our grassroots […]
Tunnel path altered ‘without approval’ Ean Higgins The Autralian 08nov05 THE private consortium building Sydney’s controversy-plagued Lane Cove Tunnel secretly changed its route without seeking approval or informing the local council. Had the company stuck to the plan approved by the council, a block of apartments seriously damaged by a tunnel cave-in last week would […]
MPO Director gets a high-priced job at firm with ties to toll industry after she helped $500 million in public money get earmarked for toll roadsMonday, November 7th, 2005
Read about it here.
Read about it here.