Hope Remains for Partial Victory on Road Cash

The route to finding billions of dollars in extra funding for Texas road construction and maintenance has narrowed in the legislative session’s final days. But some lawmakers working on the issue say a partial victory remains within reach.

“Until the gavel comes down, a lot of things can happen,” House Transportation Chairman Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, said on Tuesday, 13 days before the session wraps up.

After a decade of relying largely on borrowed funds and tolling to maintain the state’s transportation network, the Texas Department of Transportation’s spending is set to plummet after 2015. TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson ...

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