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Archive for May, 2009

KILL HB 300: Trans Texas Corridor to proceed despite repeal of corridor

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Grassroots call for lawmakers to KILL loaded TxDOT sunset bill Trans Texas Corridor to proceed despite repeal of corridor (Austin, TX – May 28, 2009) The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) sunset bill, HB 300, now over 1,500 pages long, has too much baggage for taxpayers to swallow. HB 300 ends the private […]

Lawmakers at odds over TxDOT Sunset bill

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Link to article here. Senate bill merges variety of transportation proposals Monday, May 25, 2009 By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Two years of planning, positioning and politicking over the multibillion-dollar business of building roads in Texas will come down to a single bill in the Senate as soon as […]

Hutchison decries privatized toll roads, tolls on existing highways

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Link to article here. It’s All About Fairness to Taxpayers, Drivers By U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison May 22, 2009 Maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure in Texas has become nearly as daunting a proposition as driving down Loop 410 at rush hour. San Antonio and Texas as a whole have fast-growing populations, but face the […]

House poised to sell Texas highways to foreign corporations

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE House set to sell Texas highways to foreign corporations, end private toll moratorium Bill would go to Governor’s desk and become law (Austin, TX – May 19, 2009) The Texas House is set to vote on whether to end the moratorium on private toll contracts and vote to re-authorize them for another 4 […]

HB 300 update: VICTORY #1 comes with a sting

Friday, May 8th, 2009

HB 300 Update VICTORY #1 comes with a sting GOOD NEWS: NO TOLLS ON EXISTING ROADS, REPEAL OF TRANS TEXAS CORRIDOR, and ELECTED LEADERSHIP at TxDOT GET IN THE BILL! BAD NEWS: PRIVATE TOLL CONTRACTS SNUCK INTO BILL WHEN HALF THE HOUSE ABSENT! SEE URGENT ACTION ITEM BELOW Here’s how it happened… First, Rep. Jose […]

   
   

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