November 11, 2008

Transportation : Goodbye, Sal and Filing Fun

  • So long, Sal and have fun in IL. We'll keep up the good fight... though we're hoping to work with Sen. Watson. But we promise, we'll never work with Perry or Deidre. We don't suffer fools.
  • Vince has a very nice run down of the Transportation Bills that have been filed. Our faves...

    HB 12 by State Rep. David Leibowitz (D-San Antonio): Would expand the Texas Transportation Commission to 15 members and require that those members be elected by voters.

    HB 11 by David Leibowitz (D-San Antonio): repeals the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation to establish or operate the Trans-Texas Corridor.

    Senators Carona and Nichols also filed some bills today that were largely sops to people who want to kills tolls and the TTC but won't really do much of anything.

    Wait... that's unfair. I should point out that I'm making that statement based on previous actions. Who knows, maybe they are serious about transportation this time? If so, it's only taken them 6 years.

    One of Carona's bills hands to the Comptroller the ability to reset the gas tax based on construction cost inflation. Honestly, we've been waiting for this for a while, so we're going to withhold judgment. It should pass, but I doubt there are enough people in the Lege bright enough to see that they are punting the issue to another party and taking it off their plate for good.

  • Posted by mcblogger at November 11, 2008 02:53 PM

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    Godspeed, Sal. I'm sure some other crackpot will step up to the plate.

    Posted by: Mayor McSleaze [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2008 06:24 AM

    Can I apply for the position of crackpot?

    Posted by: Captain Kroc [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2008 03:01 PM

    It's all you, Cap'n.

    Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 13, 2008 12:56 PM

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