Advocacy Results

Since its inception, the SAMCo Partnership has successfully advocated for more than $3 billion in new funding for transportation projects in the region. Key milestones include:

2004 $340 million – Voters approve ¼ cent sales tax for transportation projects (ATD).  Amount based on ten year initial projection.
2005 $418 million – Highway expansion package backed by ATD for projects along IH 35, IH 10, Loop 410, Bandera, Blanco & Culebra Roads
2006 $30 million – Federal appropriations secured for 7 local projects
2007 $307 million – Voters approve City of San Antonio bond program
2008-2009 Federal Stimulus (ARRA) and Proposition 12 Bonds

$140 million – US 281/Loop 1604 (4 non-toll direct connectors)

$130 million – Wurzbach Parkway (final three project phases)

$ 16 million – 36th Street Extension (Port San Antonio)

$ 16 million – Loop 1604 (FM78/Graytown) & US 281 Super Street

2011 $178 million  Projects from Prop 12 bonds approved during 2011 legislative session for the San Antonio/Bexar region.
2012 $340 million – Voters approve City of San Antonio bond program

$232 million – TxDOT contribution to US 281/Loop 1604 funding package, plus an additional $136 million in local funding

2013 $12 million/year – Texas Legislature authorizes $10.00 additional vehicle registration fee for Bexar County starting in 2014.
2014 $825 million – Project package announced by TxDOT, Bexar County, City of San Antonio, and VIA – January 6, 2014.  Applies the $10.00 vehicle registration fee.

A complete listing of funding supported by SAMCo and legislative accomplishments is provided here.