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Archive for October, 2008

Politicians claim Trans Texas Corridor dead without any action proving it

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Link to article here. During campaign season when politicians have to face the voters at the ballot box, two in particular, Texas Speaker of the House Tom Craddick and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Steve Ogden, are claiming the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) is dead to quell the people’s wrath against the deeply unpopular project. However, […]

Recall Diane Cibrian…toll road flip flopper will regret her vote!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Link to article here. A recall or other method for removal from office is what tollers can expect. The citizens are tired of being ignored and trampled on by unresponsive, abusive government, and the politicians who stab voters in the back in favor of special interests. The taxpayers are in no mood for an extra […]

Watch ARMA lock-in toll road option BEFORE new 281 study even starts

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

View ARMA Board Member, Jim Reed, admit at the October 27 SAMPO meeting that they plan to be the lead environmental study agency since they have no reason to keep their doors open without their 281 toll slush fund. So to find a way to justify their existence at taxpayer expense, they’re seeking to rig […]

Media coverage of MPO boundary extension fiasco

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Link to Express News articles here and here. Transportation authority making cities nervous By Patrick Driscoll Express-News October 28, 2008 New Braunfels, Seguin, Boerne and other fast-growing pockets north of San Antonio are becoming too big to be without a transportation-planning umbrella to guide how federal dollars are spent, officials say.But many residents in those […]

ARMA puts out propaganda at taxpayers’ expense

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (ARMA) is waging an all-out propaganda war on the citizens who oppose their toll agenda. Using our taxpayer money, they’re sending this letter to every property owner in the 281 corridor, in some cases, more than one letter per household! That’s a heap of dough! This affirms why ELECTED officials, […]

MPO pushes forward in hostile takeover of Hill Country

Monday, October 27th, 2008

In what can only be described as the biggest political blunder at the San Antonio MPO (SAMPO), the Transportation Policy Board had egg all over its face when New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer and Comal County Judge Danny Scheel told SAMPO they were never officially notified that it was set to vote on pursuing extending […]

VOTER GUIDE GENERAL ELECTION 2008

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Download our Voter Guide here. Find out where the candidates stand on toll roads and the Trans Texas Corridor with our Voter Guide. If you don’t see candidate responses for your district, call them and ask them why they didn’t respond and find out where they stand on the specifics of our legislative agenda for […]

Perry signals he wouldn’t block indexing the gas tax

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Link to article here. For the first time since his push for toll taxes, Texas Governor Rick Perry indicates in this article that he would not veto a bill that would index the gas tax to keep pace with inflation. This could give communities an alternative source of funding to avoid the most expensive transportation […]

Larson demands overpass plan for 281 NOW

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson has long fought to get the original gas tax funded plan for overpasses and expansion installed on 281. Read his latest letter to the Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker Craddick, Rep. Frank Corte, and Sen. Jeff Wentworth here. Give us the overpass plan now: www.281OverpassesNow.com. By contrast, State Representative Frank Corte […]

Toll road ridership drops, economic crisis means trouble for toll roads

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Link to article here. Toll road ridership down plus economic crisis equals no rationale to continue to build massive leveraged debt toll projects that will bankrupt the next generation. See article below. Remember this is written by the Father of toll roads, Peter Samuel. The Great Crisis and tolling – declining traffic and dismal prospects […]

   
   

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