Roadblocks Emerge for Transportation Funding in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation has been warning lawmakers for months that it needs $4 billion a year in extra revenue just to keep the current level of traffic around the state from getting worse.

With less than two months left in the legislative session, some key lawmakers are signaling that they may find more money for TxDOT but will probably fall short of that $4-billion-a-year goal. Several people working on the issue cited a lack of a sense of urgency, particularly in the House.

“I think what you’ll see is incremental progress,” state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands ...

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