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.
DART could start a new shuttle bus service in downtown this summer. On Monday the Transportation and Environment Council Committee was briefed on the $1.2 million Downtown Dallas Shuttle Project.
Twenty four thousand people applied to become the first flight attendants hired by American Airlines since 9/11.
Transportation officials are studying the feasibility of adding high speed passenger rail service to alleviate road congestion along an 850-mile corridor extending from Oklahoma City into South Texas.
A stretch of one of Arlington’s busiest streets is about to get a makeover – and commuters say it’s about time.