Council votes for RMA bailout

RMA loan extended

By Josh Baugh - Express-News
Web Posted: 10/14/2010 7:25 PM CDT

The City Council on Thursday agreed to give the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority — the agency that would build toll roads in San Antonio — another year to make good on a $500,000 loan that it can't afford to pay.
Toll-road opponents, including members of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, decried the move, saying it was essentially a vote in support of tolling.

TURF founder Terri Hall, who wasn't at the meeting, said that extending the term of the five-year-old loan allows the RMA to continue to exist. She and her group are lobbying state lawmakers to repeal the law that allows regional mobility authorities to exist.

“We want these RMAs to go away,” she said. “They're a big waste of money and a second-tier bureaucracy.”

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