Prop 7

  • Alamo city: New road funds squandered so 1604 and I-35 can be tolled

    New road funds to be squandered on non-priority projects to force tolls on major congested corridors
    Loop 1604 on the north side and I-35 commuters targeted for toll taxes, while other corridors are not
    By Terri Hall
    October 16, 2016

    On September 27, TxDOT's San Antonio District Engineer Mario Jorge presented a list of projects to use up the Prop 1 and Prop 7 funds. We see many red flags and we’re very concerned. First, as usual, we’re being told Loop 1604 and I-35 ‘have’ to be tolled. So let’s look at the projects that are consuming the new funding, precisely so Texans wouldn’t be tolled.

    First, the San Antonio district will be receiving $2.3 billion in unallocated NEW funds over the next 10 years. It’s critical these funds go to the top priorities, which are I-35 and Loop 1604. The Governor made clear these funds are to go to the most congested roads first.

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