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Wide margin favoring Texas transportation funding measure

Texas transportation advocates celebrated a wide margin of support Tuesday night for Proposition 1, a road-funding measure expected to generate $1.7 billion in its first
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SA Business Leaders, Elected Officials Support Prop 1

If you want people to ride with you on a public issue, you really have to drive that message home. “A successful state, a successful
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Texas House increasing budget scrutiny

ANOTHER VIEW by Joe Straus The Texas House knows how to cut taxes and balance budgets. During my time as speaker of the House, we
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Photo By Express-News file photo  Major highway projects, such as the Loop 1604 and U.S. 281 interchange, that receive federal dollars get them from the Highway Trust Fund, which is underwritten by a gasoline tax that hasn't been changed in more than two decades.
Real transportation fix urgently needed

SAN ANTONIO — When state departments of transportation such as TXDoT access federal dollars for major road projects, the funding comes from the Highway Trust Fund,
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Straus: Highway Funds Should Go to Highways

by Don Rodman: May 31, 2014 Transportation Advocates of Texas (TAoT) Texas House Speaker Joe Straus met with members of the Transportation Advocates of Texas this week
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Texas Road Funding Woes Nab the Spotlight

by Aman Batheja | May 20, 2014 Texas’ beleaguered transportation system appears poised to take center stage. With summer negotiations in Congress over a federal
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Judge Wolff and Campbell partner to reduce tolls on U.S. 281

BY VIANNA DAVILA : MAY 20, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and state Sen. Donna Campbell are trying to find a
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Straus calls for an end to diversions from the state highway fund

By Vianna Davila | May 14, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — A renewed focus on the state’s transportation needs gained more steam Wednesday as House Speaker
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Counties get extra time for road grants

By Jennifer Hiller : FEBRUARY 21, 2014. San Antonio Express-News The state has extended the deadline for counties to apply for grants to help repair
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Toll lanes’ chances becoming more likely

By Vianna Davila STAFF WRITER San Antonio drivers, get ready to pay for a faster commute: In a handful of years, the northern half of
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