Transportation Funding Likely to Be Big Issue in 2015

When this year’s first special session dramatically concluded last month in the Texas Senate with an energized crowd shouting to block passage of a controversial abortion bill, proponents of the measure were not the only ones upset.

Among the other bills that died in the intense parliamentary battle was legislation to increase financing for the cash-strapped Texas Department of Transportation. Gov. Rick Perry has included abortion and transportation financing to the agenda of the second special session.

But the leading transportation proposal would only reduce TxDOT’s financing shortfall, not erase it. Whether or not it passes, the agency’s financial woes ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your real name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up

Sign Up for The Brief

Our daily news summary