Texas highways http://kut.org en Highways Are Talking Point as Candidates Take to Road http://kut.org/post/highways-are-talking-point-candidates-take-road <p class="p1" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">In a speech last month kicking off her campaign to be Texas' first Democratic lieutenant governor in 15 years, state Sen.<a data-tooltip="/directory/leticia-van-de-putte/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/leticia-van-de-putte/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144);" title="">Leticia Van de Putte</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;San Antonio&nbsp;offered examples of what she considere Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:05:53 +0000 Aman Batheja, Texas Tribune 9463 at http://kut.org Highways Are Talking Point as Candidates Take to Road Travis County Commissioners Support Long-Delayed SH 45 SW http://kut.org/post/travis-county-commissioners-support-long-delayed-sh-45-sw <p>Travis County Commissioners have <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CCsQFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.co.travis.tx.us%2Fcommissioners_court%2Fagendas%2F2013%2F10%2Fbackup%2Fitem_backup_20131022%2Fvs20131022_item_03.pdf&amp;ei=PG1mUpuAAYn32wWLrIGIDw&amp;usg=AFQjCNECMjRUHYsVlL4LgAHeOe7xh9o5zA&amp;bvm=bv.55123115,d.b2I">approved a resolution</a>&nbsp;by a vote of 4-to-0 supporting the construction of State Highway 45 Southwest. &nbsp;Commissioner Gerald Daugherty pushed for the resolution, after&nbsp;<a href="http://archive.kut.org/2012/11/candidates-battle-over-transportation/">campaigning on getting the roadway built</a>. He says population growth and traffic congestion demands action. And he believes the road could be built while protecting natural resources, despite a pending <a href="http://www.sh45sw.com/about/">environmental review from TxDOT</a> and push-back from environmentalists and stakeholders in the area.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:48:05 +0000 Ryan Groves & Laura Rice 8990 at http://kut.org Travis County Commissioners Support Long-Delayed SH 45 SW Lawmaker Predicts 'Full-Blown Crisis' for Future Roads Funding http://kut.org/post/lawmaker-predicts-full-blown-crisis-future-roads-funding <p>Paying for transportation infrastructure is big part of the special session underway now at the Texas Capitol. But, for some lawmakers, it's not a big enough part.</p><p>Senate Joint Resolution 2 would send some oil and gas tax money into a new fund, but everyone agrees that much more money is needed.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:57:58 +0000 KUT Staff 8151 at http://kut.org Lawmaker Predicts 'Full-Blown Crisis' for Future Roads Funding County Commissioners Say Maintaining Roads Costs Counties http://kut.org/post/county-commissioners-say-maintaining-roads-costs-counties <p>Gov. Rick Perry’s <a href="http://bit.ly/15UAn5n">addition of transportation</a> to the special session yesterday may mean more funding for Texas highways.</p><p>But Travis County Commissioners sent <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/712226-travco-sjr-letter.html">a letter today</a>&nbsp;to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House arguing the Texas Department of Transportation relies too heavily <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/712226-travco-sjr-letter.html">on Central Texas counties</a> to fund improvements to the state highway system.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:39:33 +0000 Andrew Weber 8073 at http://kut.org County Commissioners Say Maintaining Roads Costs Counties