Statements about Transportation
"One thousand people a day are moving to Texas, which means there will be 15 million more people over the next 25 years."
Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."
Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.
A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
Says Austin is the largest city in the U.S. without nonstop flights to Europe.
Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.
Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.
Says he "is the reason we do not pay a toll every time we pass over the bridge at MoPac and William Cannon."
Says she’s never said "don’t build" Texas 45 Southwest.
Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.
Says Jeff Wentworth, bending the rules, "has used $211,743.96 in campaign contributions to lease luxury cars."
Says "over 40 percent of recent county bonds are for Precinct One, northeast Travis County," because he "is quick to identify projects that help make the East Side a desirable place to live."
Says Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell voted for a toll lane on MoPac.
Says bus riders subsidize the "expensive, romanticized" Leander-to-Austin train.
"Invested $90 million in traffic fixes without raising taxes."
Says the government wants to require farm tractor drivers to hold commercial driver’s licenses even if they’re just crossing a single public road.
Says legislative debate of airport pat-down procedures initiated federal changes in security procedures.
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