The plan that uses contracted van and taxi drivers to take Dallas Independent School District students to class instead of picking them up in school buses is apparently now being reconsidered.
Furious parents met with Dallas Independent School District leaders in two schools Thursday evening to vent concerns about the use of private taxis, vans, and limos to transport students to school.
The future of an app-driven limousine service, called Uber, in Dallas remains up for debate.
There’s one issue in particular that has phones ringing off the hook at Dallas City Hall. Leaders are getting calls about a battle over the popular car service — connected to an app — called “Uber.”
The third time is a charm for Texas lawmakers, as the Texas Legislature ends the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure.
Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.
Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.
The Texas House is expected to work towards approving a new funding mechanism that would make about $900 million a year available for highways and bridges.
The House has given preliminary approval to a proposed constitutional amendment letting voters decide whether to provide about $900 million annually in additional funding for road building.
Though the abortion debate has dominated headlines, the Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.
There’s a full court press from North Texas transportation advocates to get the legislature to pump more money into highways. It was the first topic on the list at Thursday’s Interstate-35W Coalition meeting in Fort Worth.
Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state’s billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.