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Archive for October, 2009

TxDOT uses up funds for Wurzbach instead of 281, 1604

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Even residents who want Wurzbach Pkwy finished admit this is a bad case of misplaced priorities. Even a casual observer can see the traffic is far more acute on 281, 1604 than Wurzbach. TxDOT is advancing Wurzbach for Prop 12 bonds BEFORE the MPO has even formulated a project priority list to submit for Prop […]

TxDOT plans to use more than HALF Prop 12 bonds on I-35 in Central Texas

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Link to article here. This is punishment for Texans daring to slay the Trans Texas Corridor, TTC-35 project. As retaliation, Rick Perry’s Transportation Commission is going to use more than half of the Prop 12 bonds to expand I-35 (the parts that aren’t even the most congested as they are in Austin and DFW) since […]

Gilbert only gubernatorial candidate with transportation plan

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Link to article here. Hank Gilbert is a Board member for Texas TURF. He’s fought alongside us to stop the Trans Texas Corridor and toll road proliferation for more than 4 years. He was instrumental in KILLING private toll road contracts (where they sell our TX roads to the highest bidder on Wall Street and […]

Wolff threatens to oust Adkisson as Chair of MPO

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

In a not so veiled threat, the freshman commissioner on the Bexar County Commissioners Court, Kevin Wolff, whose father is pro-toll County Judge Nelson Wolff, is publicly attacking the senior Commissioner on the Court, Tommy Adkisson, for what Wolff calls “severely lacking” and “myopic” leadership of the MPO, and threatened to remove him as Chair […]

Throw the BUMS out! MPO votes to toll AGAIN…

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

More details to come, but here’s the list of the MPO members who voted to toll your EXISTING FREEWAYS despite 800 people packing the room and one hundred testifying AGAINST tolls. In total there was 5 and a half hours of testimony against tolling our existing freeways, 13 MPO Board members still voted in favor. […]

MPO MUST vote to keep our freeways toll-free!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Link to article here. Board must vote down NEW taxes to drive on 281, 1604 By Terri Hall Published in Express-News & the Examiner Oct 25, 2009 What began as a taxpayer revolt like the Boston Tea Party over four years ago known as the San Antonio Toll Party (later going statewide as Texas TURF), […]

Burka: Raising the gas tax?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Link to article here. Senate Transportation Chair John Carona: Modestly raising the gas tax “is the most fiscally conservative way to build our Texas roads.” Raise the gasoline tax? Texas Monthly Wednesday, October 21, 2009 posted by paulburka at 4:13 PM In the comments to my earlier post, “Dewhurst hits bottom,” referring to the light […]

Houston to convert paid-for HOV lanes to toll lanes

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Link to article here. In such an obvious tax grab, Houstonites can only get access to congestion relief if they have 3 or more people in their cars or if a single occupancy driver PAYS A TOLL for 100% paid for lanes. It’s all about big government show-me-the-money revenue-generating schemes. TransCore has $38.7m construction, $8.46m/yr […]

Hogs at the trough lobby MPO to keep 281, 1604 toll roads

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Let’s keep the hogs at the public trough from raising our taxes by pushing to impose tolls on existing freeways for their personal profiteering! Fight back by emailing the MPO here. Phone numbers to elected officials on the MPO and information on the October 26 MPO meeting where they’ll decide whether or not to keep […]

Press coverage on Prop 11, establishment ready to accept crumbs

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Link to article here. Prop 11 stirs eminent domain debate 10/17/2009 By KELLEY SHANNON  / Associated Press A proposition banning governments from taking Texans’ property for private development is last on the Nov. 3 ballot but is getting ample attention from the Republican candidates for governor, farmers and anti-toll road activists. Prop 11 would ban state […]


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