Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’

Hot List: Day 99 of the Legislature

In a major political maneuver, Governor Perry unveiled his proposal for a $1.6 billion business tax cut at a news conference at the Austin Chamber of Commerce yesterday.

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TxDOT Director Calls for Stable Highway Funding System

As lawmakers consider new highway construction this session, Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) warned this morning that they need to address TxDOT’s huge debt repayments as well. At the Senate Transportation Committee’s first meeting Wednesday morning, Davis said it’s important to strike a balance as they decide “whether we’re going to create the revenue sources needed to provide […]

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Perry: More Money for I-69 Means More Business for Texas

Maybe the Trans-Texas Corridor wasn’t so dead after all. Gov. Rick Perry stepped up his support Wednesday morning for new interstate highway construction running from coastal South Texas up through Texarkana. Joined by members of the Alliance for I-69 Texas, Perry praised the group’s efforts since 1994 to expand the highway, and to keep building money flowing […]

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With Credit Cards Maxed Out, TxDOT Looks for New Revenue

In a somewhat awkward exchange on Monday afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee lectured the Department of Transportation’s executive director for his presentation about the agency’s massive lack of funding. TxDOT has relied on bonds to fund road projects, which essentially means the agency has maxed out its credit cards. In addition to its incoming revenue, […]

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