About Texas Proposition 1 2014

27 Aug

Election Day is fast approaching and we encourage all citizens to
register to vote on November 4th. Seeing as, Hidalgo County citizens
will be given a chance to significantly affect the quality of
transportation in their community by being asked to vote on
Proposition 1, a proposed constitutional amendment to provide
reliable transportation funding to fix and maintain Texas roads
without increasing taxes, creating debt, or funding toll roads.
Texas is in need of $5 billion in additional funding for road creation
and maintenance. This amendment is expected to provide $1.6 billion
annually for the Texas Department of Transportation to update and
maintain infrastructure around the state. Hidalgo County is expected
to receive approximately $53 million of the annual revenue to be used
on “shovel-ready projects” or transportation projects that have
advanced to the stage where laborers may immediately be employed
to begin work. Thus, creating 50 new jobs for every $1 million spent.
As stated in various Texas infrastructure studies, by failing to invest
in transportation, citizens can expect to spend more time stuck in
traffic, witness an increase in pollution and accidents, spend more money on
needless car repairs, and find themselves making more stops at
the gas pump. Voting YES for Proposition 1!
With your help, more can be done so Texas roads keep
pace with our fast-growing population, job-creation, and economy.
Feel free to contact the HCMPO for more information at
info@hcmpo.org or call us at 956.969.5778.
Ballot Language: “The constitutional amendment providing for the
use and dedication of certain money transferred to the state highway
fund to assist in the completion of transportation construction,
maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, not to include toll roads.”

via HCMPO Fall Newsletter 2014 PDF:

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