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Learn more about Texas Transportation Funding
The 2014 Texas Transportation Funding Amendment would divert 12% of the state's oil and natural-gas tax revenue from reserve accounts into a fund that would repair roads, highways and bridges. Proponents, including the State legislature and Governor Rick Perry, argue that the state's recent addition of 5.2 million residents clogged the state's roadways. Opponents say that the funds will be diverted from a "rainy day fund" which should only be used for emergencies. See recent Texas transportation funding news
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That's enough money to hit a lot of areas I think. My grandson is in a Magnet program and can't carry books home; books beat the nasty internet that most adults can't figure out anyway; what kind of crap is that? He's the... 5 years ago from a Republican in Houston, TX
Use $800 million a year in taxes paid by drilling companies from the Rainy Day Fund and put it towards transportation funding instead of taking it out of the Available School fund because they're the same amount. 5 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
The $800 million could be used for other things, such as health care, social services for children, and education that will teach people how to be parents that provide for their children. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
Only for necessary maintenance and safety... There's enough expansion of highways and public transportation already. No fast rail from Dallas to Ft. Worth. No Bullet Train from Dallas to Houston. 5 years ago from a Republican in Kennedale, TX
Yes, improved transportation is a huge benefit to the state. The oil and gas money flowing into Texas right now is enough to pay for many programs. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
The rainy day fund is for a rainy day - not general consumption. We should be advocating spending on Public works, Public transportation, as well as staunchly and aggressively seeking a better education for our youth. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Houston, TX
Texas should invest in public education. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Austin, TX
It should spend a substantial amount to develop long term project(s) to bring alternative sources of water [for instance desalinization; aqueducts] to central Texas and other historically dry areas. 5 years ago from a Republican in Austin, TX
No, current budget shortfalls are a direct result of corrupt and failed re-classifying transportation related income through taxes and over cost under performing contracts. 5 years ago from a Republican in Waring, TX
Yes, but only if it goes towards roads and bridges and not towards buses and trains. 5 years ago from a Republican in Dallas, TX
Only if it's for high speed rail and energy efficient transportation. 5 years ago from a Democrat in San Antonio, TX
Yes, but needs more work to keep the $$ out of the hands of political cronies.
The current administration is horribly corrupt. 5 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
Government shouldn't have a "rainy day fund". 5 years ago from a Republican in Austin, TX
Yes. However need to increase gasoline tax and fund transit capital projects as well. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Rockwall, TX
Depends on how much of the $800 million is of the whole rainy day fund. This should be done with a cost benefit analysis and a timeline to replace the $800 million with interest. 5 years ago from a Republican in Austin, TX
Yes, if it improves transportation in areas of high demand. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Houston, TX
Only if it benefits the many and not the few. A 4 Billion Dollar rail in Austin has very few riders and cost way too much. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Austin, TX
Depends on the way in which it is spent. No more Tolling of existing roadways. 5 years ago from a Republican in Austin, TX
Not all 800 M. 5 years ago from a Green in San Antonio, TX