The Committee heard testimony on the implementation of HB 3588 and HB 2 during two scheduled hearings in Austin
Under this plan, the eight largest metropolitan areas (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston-Galveston, San Antonio, Austin
, El Paso, Lubbock, Hidalgo County (McAllen) and Corpus Christi) are given block grants from the state to use on projects those regions give the highest priority.
Consider this comparison: It has taken 14 years to build the eleven miles of Highway 183 in Austin
on the pay-as-you-go basis.On the other hand, the current toll road construction on the north end of Loop 1 and SH 45 (45 miles of pavement) will be completed entirely in less than five years.
and San Antonio are working toward a commuter rail system, with the goal of moving Union Pacific from the central rail corridor to a line further east.
...The Texas Urban Transportation Alliance
, made up of members from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin
and San Antonio, would like the legislature to consider two measures during the next regular session.
, Senior Research Analyst, Texas Comptroller of Public Accountants