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Archive for November, 2008

Senators make plea for more transportation taxes

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Link to article here. Texas Transportation at a crossroads By Senators John Carona and Kirk Watson Express-News November 30, 2008 Texas highways were once the pride of the state — and justifiably so. Our extensive infrastructure allowed generations of farmers and ranchers to feed the state and the world, and it turned our cities into […]

Bridge for Ports to Plains Trans Texas Corridor approved, funded

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Link to article here. Ports to Plains is one of the identified Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) routes, and this Dumas bridge is a vital gateway to making it happen. So don’t believe it when politicians claim the Trans Texas Corridor is dead. How can it be when it barrels ahead all over the state unabated. […]

Obama FOR congestion tolling, nationalized toll road bank

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Link to article here. For those who breathed a sigh of relief thinking we were finally rid of George W. Bush’s pro-toll agenda, think again. Not only did Obama support the idea of a toll road bank in March, it’s now confirmed his administration wants to charge you a pain tax (from $9 for motorists […]

QUID PRO QUO: Pro-toll Rodriguez gets expedited, non-toll FREEway project in his precinct

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Link to WOAI-TV news story. After repeatedly voting to toll (also see here) existing freeways on the northside as a Board member of the San Antonio MPO (SAMPO), Bexar County Commissioner Chico Rodriguez is cashing in by getting an expedited, NON-TOLL, FREEway fix to 1604 (west) in his own district. Can you say quid pro […]

   
   

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