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Archive for April, 2009

Tollers plan to raid public employee pension funds

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Link to article here. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Transportation “bank” gets Senate approval Texas Monthly blog posted by Patricia Kilday Hart at 12:45 PM The Texas Senate just gave unanimous approval to Sen. John Carona’s SB 1350, which sets up the Texas Transportation Revolving Fund — a transportation “bank,” really — that will leverage $1 […]

Congressmen file bill to end PUBLIC subsidies for PRIVATE toll contracts

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Link to article here. Bills filed to stop ‘double dipping’ on private toll roads By David Tanner Landline Magazine April 27, 2009 U.S. senators have filed a pair of bills to stop private-sector toll operators from double dipping into the pockets of taxpayers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauded the move, saying the bills filed […]

Highway 100% paid for with gas taxes opens as TOLL road!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Link to article here. This demonstrates the complete HIGHWAY ROBBERY taking place all over Texas. Not only do they want to toll our existing highways, now even new highways built and 100% paid for with gas taxes are also being turned into TOLL ROADS. Even worse, the money they’ll make off this road that’s already […]

Privatization of public “assets” collapse due to lack of money

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Link to article here. Airport Check-in: Chicago Midway won’t be privatized By Roger Yu, USA TODAY April 26, 2009 •Chicago’s plan to privatize Midway Airport has collapsed due to private investors’ inability to raise enough money amid the rough economy. Late last year, a consortium of investors, led by Citigroup’s Citi Infrastructure Investors, agreed to […]

Carona hurls belittling attack at TURF

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Guess we’re getting under the Chairman’s skin…. TOTAL CONTEMPT FOR TAXPAYERS Carona in a ‘Ted Houghton’ moment… “…your small organization doesn’t represent the views of all Texans” First we get called bigots by a Transportation Commissioner, (remember Ted Houghton calling us all “bigots”? View it here), now the Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Carona hurls […]

TURF Tea Party speech hammers private toll deals, runaway toll taxes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE TURF Founder to address the San Antonio Tea Party San Antonio, TX, April 15, 2009 – TURF Founder, Terri Hall, addressed thousands in attendance at the San Antonio Tea Party today at the Alamo. The event hosted Glenn Beck, Ted Nugent, and slew of concerned citizens speaking out against unresponsive government and runaway […]

Community wants the RMA to go away!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE DISSOLVE THE RMA! TURF/Toll Party Comments to Bexar County Commissioners April 7, 2009 The Alamo RMA is on life support. After spending tens of millions of taxpayer money, they have not one thing to show for it but a trail of dishonesty, and abuse of taxpayer money on every front like its 411 […]

Senate votes to end private toll moratorium, give highways to highest bidder

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Link to story here. April 06, 2009 Opening the door to more private toll road contracts (UPDATE) By Peggy Fikac – Houston Chronicle Transportation officials could enter into new agreements with private companies to operate toll roads – with restrictions – under a pair of bills approved today by the Texas Senate. The measures, which […]

Senate poised to hand freeways to private toll operators

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senate poised to hand public freeways to private toll operators (Austin, TX, April 1, 2009) Texans don’t want their PUBLIC highway system sold to the highest bidder, nor do they want corporate-run toll roads that cost commuters 75 cents a mile to get to work. Private toll road contracts are due to sunset […]

SB 17 fails to protect public from private roads

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

TURF Legislative BulletinHB 2929/SB 17 March 31, 2009 Protecting the public interest is PARAMOUNT! How we do that is the open question here today. We have some concerns with HB 2929/SB 17 as drafted. CDAs need to go away completely. CDAs are almost universally opposed wherever we go in Texas, they cost 50% more, are […]

   
   

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