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Archive for July, 2006

More evidence gas prices having negative impact on inflation, ecomony

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Express-News: “For only the second time ever, gasoline is averaging $3 a gallon at pumps nationwide. And while prices in San Antonio were well below that benchmark Thursday — averaging $2.84 a gallon — at least one local station owner believes $3 gas will soon be here. ‘It’s going to get higher,’ said David Ezell…” […]

Vehement opposition to tolls at Bandera Rd public meeting finally gets some fair press

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Express-News traffic blog here. Comments on blog are interesting, some even supportive. Link below is same article, without the comments. Express-News ARTICLE here. Get the Toll Party analysis of the meeting here. Leon Valley neighbors rap tolls along Bandera Road By Patrick Driscoll Express-News Staff Writer 07/29/2006 Officials eyeing toll lanes along Bandera Road could […]

El Paso MPO RESCINDS their vote in support of toll roads!

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Link to article in El Paso Times here. Wouldn’t this be bliss to read this in the Express-News: “The MPO also voted to rescind a previous decision to support a regional system of toll lanes.” Well, it’s a reality in El Paso tonight! Their MPO has had it with TxDOT and ripped the toll plans […]

TxDOT’s power grab in El Paso pits City Council against County and MPO

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Link to artice in El Paso Timeshere. In another desperate power grab, TxDOT continues its totalitarian regime by trying to bypass El Paso’s MPO and circumvent the law to force that region to open an Regional Mobility Authority (RMA, or tolling authority definition here). Their MPO, State Representative Joe Pickett, County Judge-elect, and, most importantly, […]

More than 450 turn out to OPPOSE tolls on Bandera!

Friday, July 28th, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RMA’s meeting “tactics” don’t fool the public San Antonio, TX, July 27, 2006 – In a massive show of opposition to toll roads, more than 400 concerned citizens filled the auditorium at Marshall High School in Leon Valley. It was the first public meeting hosted by the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (ARMA) […]

Calls for drilling off Florida in effort to reduce soaring fuel costs

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Link to article here. The U.S. is falling behind China in shoring up the world’s oil supply. We’re going to need Florida’s oil a lot more to come close to meeting demand and before we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Alan Greenspan said to get busy on developing more affordable alternative fuels since […]

Victory on Hwy 46!

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

The Bulverde City Council didn’t buy into TxDOT’s bullying and rejected their pass through finance agreement to expand Hwy 46 to a gigantic 6 lane truck route! Not even Loop 1604 or Hwy 281 in Comal County have 6 lanes! TxDOT would not agree to ANY of the concessions Bulverde was asking for, all very […]

States embrace the most expensive option: tolls to get their BIG FAT cash pay offs

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Link to article here. It’s not hard to see why government salivates at tolls since it means it’s the most expensive, least efficient means to grow government and fleece the taxpayer. The question is, what are the taxpayers going to do about it? Are we going to allow FAT CAT politicians getting their campaign coffers […]

Toll hogs: World’s largest toll operators hungry for U.S. market

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Direct link to part of the second article here. The rest only available through subscription. Our politicians are drinking the Kool-Aid, folks! Time to send a message Nov 7 nationwide…American infrastructure is NOT for sale! The best quote of a companion article: “This is just crony capitalism. There’s no way a private entity can run […]

Jaime Castillo: Bexar politicians say toll roads shouldn’t be the only option

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Link to article here. Jeff Wentworth’s “survey” shows that 77% of his consituents don’t want a 50 cent gas tax increase. Earlier this year, he admitted that 50 cent figure was made-up. The Transportation Commission tries to claim it’s a $1 a gallon increase needed, but even Wentworth recognized that figure was unsubstantiated and way […]

   
   

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