Study: Inadequate Roads Cost Texans Billions

Update, Wednesday, 3:05 p.m.:

State Rep. Joe Pickett, D-El Paso, who sits on the House Transportation Committee, says the TRIP report is not a revelation, citing similar studies by the Texas Department of Transportation and other organizations. "They still don't address the main issue," Pickett said, "and that's how we're going to pay for it." Pickett says that the lack of public awareness and an unwillingness to take some politically unpopular actions are the main reasons for funding shortfalls.

"The average Texan is paying $3 less a year in gas tax than they were in ...

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