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Archive for December, 2009

Toll Authority: Too many toll roads, too fast

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Link to article here. NTTA leaders fear Dallas area’s toll road push moving too fast Monday, December 28, 2009 By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER / The Dallas Morning News As the Dallas area rushes forward in pursuit of more toll roads, warnings that it may be doing so at its own peril have been emanating from […]

Toll roads to flood Ft. Worth, with expensive new rates

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Toll prices in Tarrant will vary based on traffic conditions Posted Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 By GORDON DICKSON gdickson@star-telegram.com Toll lanes are coming back to the Fort Worth area after more than a three-decade absence, with a few new and expensive wrinkles. Tarrant County hasn’t had a toll road, unless you count the Dallas/Fort Worth […]

Pennsylvania lawmakers stand-up to tolling I-80

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Link to article here. 12/22/2009 Pennsylvania: Lawmakers Line Up Against Tolling Interstate Freeway Bipartisan group of federal and state representatives from Pennsylvania lobby against plan to toll Interstate 80. The Newspaper.com 12/22/09 Federal and state lawmakers banded together last week in an attempt to block the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from allowing the state of […]

Stop San Antonio freeways from falling under foreign control

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN SAN ANTONIO! Eye-popping 37 toll projects put into local MPO plan; 18 will put TX roads under foreign control! Vote to adopt it is Monday, December 7. EMAIL the MPO Board here: Listen@TexasTURF.org Urge them to… 1) REMOVE toll roads and CDAs (contracts that hand our TX roads to foreign toll […]

MPO rams 37 toll projects down San Antonians’ throats

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATE: It’s been brought to our attention that there are actually 57 toll projects in the plan. The MPO adopted the plan December 3, 2009. Eye-popping 37 toll projects appear in MPO’s new plan, 18 to come under foreign control Taxpayers’ revolt ahead of Monday vote (San Antonio, TX, December 3, 2009) While […]

Perry bought and paid for by special interests

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Link to article here. Check out this ad that sums it all up in one snappy visual. Perry pulling in big bucks from Austin political interests By Wayne Slater Dallas Morning News November 30, 2009 While Rick Perry is bashing rival Kay Bailey Hutchison for palling around with special interests in Washington, he’s doing just […]

More calls for gas tax increase

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Link to article here. First, we want an end to gas tax diversions. Second, we want a full audit and house cleaning at TxDOT (that has engaged in several illegal activities including waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer money as well as being tone-deaf to the citizen opposition to toll roads). We’d ideally like to […]

TxDOT defies legislature and continues push for privatized toll roads

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Link to Dallas Morning News article here. Dallas area may be first to see state’s new plan to fund toll roads Monday, November 23, 2009 By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER / The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN – Lawmakers might have left the Capitol earlier this year without getting much done when it comes to transportation. But […]

Texas gubernatorial candidate Medina talks TTC on Fox Freedom Watch

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Grassroots conservative candidate for Texas Governor Debra Medina slams Rick Perry’s Trans Texas Corridor and usurpation of private property rights on Fox News Channel’s Freedom Watch.

One toll project defeated, but misplaced priorities prevent non-toll fix to most congested roadways

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

It’s a HUGE VICTORY for taxpayers that one Bexar County toll project, Wurzbach Parkway’s completion, has been nixed and reverted back to a non-toll project. However, putting Wurzbach Pkwy’s completion above the fix to the unbearable congestion nightmare on US 281 and the west and east sides of Loop 1604 is inexplicable. On October 26, […]

   
   

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