Constitutional Election ALERT: Proposition 2

This November, Better, Safer Roads and Bridges are on the Ballot.

Texans will vote on 8 Constitutional Propositions, including Proposition 2. Proposition 2 is OUR opportunity to make #infrastructure a PRIORITY in our local communities.

Know the FACTS about Proposition 2

NO NEW TAXES

NO NEW FEES

NO TOLL ROADS

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    The Future Of Texas Depends On Making Sure Infrastructure Remains A Priority!

    Texans have spoken up!

    In 2011, it was estimated that Texas needed an additional $5 billion per year to keep up with growth and maintain current transportation standards.

    Vote “YES”.

    In 2014 and again in 2015, more than 83% of Texas voted “YES” to make Texas roads and bridges safe and keep people moving without raising a single penny in taxes, fees, or tolls. The funds voters approved have allowed the Texas Department of Transportation to set a new record for infrastructure projects currently under contract. Thanks to Propositions 1 and 7, our state is investing more than ever in better, safer roads and bridges that will allow Texas to continue driving the nation forward. TxDOT is funding vital transportation projects across the state to ease congestion and repair roads and bridges, all while staying on the job during a pandemic.

    Now, we vote on Proposition 2.

    In 2021, Texas legislators overwhelmingly supported HJR 99 to give Texans a vote on this Constitutional amendment, Proposition 2, that will give a county local control to finance the development (or redevelopment) of transportation or infrastructure in unproductive, underdeveloped, or blighted areas of the county. HJR 99 also allows a county to finance the projects with bonds and notes.

    Proposition 2 is OUR opportunity to make #infrastructure a PRIORITY in our local communities. 

    In 2021, Texas legislators overwhelmingly supported HJR 99 to give Texans a vote on Proposition 2. What are others saying?

    I see how fast our state is growing. And the people moving here? They are not bringing their roads with them. Local communities need help to keep up with the unprecedented growth. Prop. 2 gives counties the same authority cities already have to build better and safer roads and bridges today.

    Representative Terry CanalesChairman, House Committee on Transportation

    Why is Prop. 2 so important? It's because traffic is back on the rise as our state grows. Roads that are in need of repair cost all of us time and money. Texans need an additional, locally driven infrastructure funding option to ensure we keep up with growth while repairing existing roads and bridges. Your vote FOR Proposition 2 is important and I hope you will vote yes on Proposition 2.

    Senator Robert NicholsChairman, Senate Transportation Committee

    As Harris County continues to grow, we must prioritize quality infrastructure to reduce traffic and improve safety on our roads. Proposition 2 will help us meet the demands of a growing state by giving counties the authority to finance road and bridge projects without creating new taxes, additional fees, or devoting any more money to toll roads. I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Prop 2.

    Representative Sam HarlessHouse District 126

    Prop 2 should be a similarly easy call for voters. It doesn’t raise county taxes. It simply gives counties a financing tool to build roads and other projects that ultimately pay for themselves... We urge voters to give Prop 2 the green light.

    Austin American-Statesman

    In rural Texas, funding for local projects can get stuck behind the larger projects in the urban and suburban areas. Proposition 2 will give counties the same authority cities already have to finance much-needed infrastructure projects and improvements to make our roads safer without any new taxes, fees, or money for toll roads. I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Prop. 2!

    Representative Ernest BailesHouse District 18

    Completing I-69 East and I-69 Central to connect the Rio Grande Valley to the rest of the national interstate highway system is vital to international trade and the economy of Texas. Texas continues to have a large annual shortfall in funding for highways. Proposition 2 will provide one more project funding tool that can help make a dent in that funding gap and get more projects built. It will give counties the same authority cities already have to finance much needed road projects without new taxes or fees. Join me in voting YES on Prop 2.

    Sergio ContrerasCEO, Rio Grande Valley Partnership, and Alliance for I-69 Texas Board Member

    The Interstate 69 corridor crosses hundreds of miles from the Rio Grande to Northeast Texas traveling through 34 counties. Prop 2 will give counties on the I-69 System a new tool for improving roads and bridges including a new way to fund the required local share of some upcoming projects to upgrade existing highways to interstate standard. I urge you to join me in voting YES on Prop 2.

    Mark LoffgrenVictoria City Councilman, and Alliance for I-69 Texas Board Member

    Communities like mine have long needed innovative tools to fund the development of transportation and infrastructure projects necessary for economic development in the face of historical underinvestment and resource scarcity. I have worked on solutions to this problem throughout my career and I strongly support Proposition 2.

    Representative Eddie RodriguezHouse District 51

    Prop 2 will give all Texas counties, including those along the Interstate 69 corridor, tools to build better, safer infrastructure without new taxes or additional fees. I encourage you to vote YES on Prop 2.

    Charlie ZahnCommission Chairman, Port of Corpus Christi Authority

    We have a big funding shortfall for highways and roads in Texas. Proposition 2 will provide one more project funding tool that can help make a dent in that funding gap and get more projects built. Significantly, it will give counties a new way to fund the required local share of some upcoming projects to upgrade US 59 to interstate highway standard as I-69. I will be voting YES for Prop 2 and hope you will too.

    Sydney MurphyPolk County Judge and Chairman of the Alliance for I-69 Texas

    In Cameron County we have worked over the years to use every tool available to build the highways we need to serve the border region and to better serve international trade. Prop 2 provides another useful tool for funding the road projects we need to support jobs and enhance safety for everyone on the road. I urge you to vote YES for Proposition 2.

    David GarzaCounty Commissioner, Cameron County

    Proposition 2 will give our rural counties the necessary tools to build better, safer infrastructure without new taxes, additional fees, or money for toll roads. Proposition 2 will allow our counties to continue to invest in these vital infrastructure projects. I hope that you will join me in voting YES on Proposition 2 for our rural communities!

    Representative Drew DarbyHouse District 72

    Proposition 2 is critically important for the future of Texas. Prop. 2 is our opportunity to make infrastructure a priority at the county level without raising any new taxes, additional fees, or money for toll roads. I encourage you to join me in voting YES on Prop 2.

    Representative John KuempleHouse District 44

    The Chamber supported the enabling legislation for Prop 2 (HJR 99) in order to give the opportunity for Texas voters to weigh in on this critical issue.
    Texans will have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 2, which gives counties the same ability to build much-needed infrastructure that cities and towns already have and allow counties to dedicate additional infrastructure funding to keep Texans safe on the road while reducing time spent in traffic.

    San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

    43% of public roadways are in poor or mediocre condition. That puts our families at risk on the road and costs us money repairing preventable damage to our cars. Proposition 2 will give counties the same authority cities already have to finance much-needed infrastructure projects that keep us safe on the road. All without new taxes, new fees, or money for toll roads. I am proud to have given Texans a vote on this important issue and hope you will join me in voting YES on Prop. 2.

    Representative Four PriceHouse District 87

    In rural Texas, funding for local projects can get stuck behind the larger projects in the urban and suburban areas. Prop 2 will give counties in our part of Texas tools to build better, safer infrastructure without new taxes, additional fees, or money for toll roads. I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Prop. 2!

    Representative Cody HarrisHouse District 8

    It is critically important for Texans to vote 'yes' on Proposition 2 this November. Our local roads and bridges are in desperate need of funding, but counties lack the ability to properly fund infrastructure projects. Prop. 2 will allow counties to improve infrastructure with no new taxes, fees, and no money for toll roads. Funding our infrastructure will give us safer roads, quicker commutes, and the ability to move goods across our state more efficiently.

    Representative Ed ThompsonHouse District 29

    Local roads and bridges are in critical need of funding to reduce traffic and improve roadway safety in our communities. Prop 2 will give counties in our part of Texas tools to build roads and bridges without new taxes, fees, or money for toll roads. I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Prop. 2!

    Representative Ken KingHouse District 88

    Local roads and bridges are in critical need of funding to reduce traffic and improve roadway safety in our rural communities...I hope you’ll join me in voting YES on Prop. 2!

    Representative Trent AshbyHouse District 57

    Voting in the Constitutional Amendment Election has begun. Please Vote YES on Prop 2! This is a Texas measure helping Texans!

    Representative Stan LambertHouse District 71

    Prop. 2 is our opportunity to make infrastructure a priority at the county level without raising any new taxes, additional fees, or money for toll roads. Join me in voting YES on Prop 2.

    Representative Mando MartinezHouse District 39

    Proposition 2 is crucial for the future of Texas & will allow us to prioritize infrastructure at the county level without any new taxes, additional fees or money for toll roads.

    Vote YES on prop 2 in the November 2 Constitutional Election.

    Senator Carol AlvaradoSenate District 6

    Proposition 2 is our opportunity to make better roads and bridges a priority at the county level without raising new taxes, fees, or money for toll roads. Vote YES on Prop 2.

    Representative Kyle KacalHouse District 12

    In rural Texas, funding for local projects can get stuck behind the larger projects in the urban and suburban areas. Local roads and bridges are in critical need of funding to reduce traffic and improve roadway safety in our communities. Please join me in voting YES on Prop. 2!

    Representative Eddie MoralesHouse District 74

    I encourage you to join me in voting YES on Prop 2, which will allow us to make infrastructure a priority at the county level without raising any new taxes, additional fees, or money for toll roads

    Representative Charlie GerenHouse District 89

    To see an interactive map of all current Prop. 1 projects in Texas, please visit TxDOT’s official Project Tracker here.

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    Thanks to Texas Voters and our Lawmakers’ commitment to #KeepThePromise and make infrastructure a priority, Texas is building safer, roads and bridges.

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    How did Texas infrastructure funding get to where we are today? In 2014 and 2015, more than 80% of Texas voters supported two constitutional amendments, Proposition 1 and Proposition 7, to dedicate funding to better, safer roads and bridges.

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    Move Over and Slow Down: Watch Out for Road Crews

    In 2020, more than 22,000 traffic crashes occurred in work zones in Texas, resulting in 186 deaths, a 9 percent increase in traffic fatalities over the previous year. Another 680 people were seriously injured. Drivers and their passengers account for the majority of those involved in fatal work zone crashes.
    TxDOT continues to work on increased safety measures and public outreach efforts to remind drivers of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. It requires drivers to
    1. Move over a lane or
    2. Reduce your speed to 20 mph below the posted speed limit when approaching a TxDOT vehicle, emergency vehicle, tow truck or utility vehicle stopped with flashing blue or amber lights on the roadside or shoulder.

    Violation of this law can result in a fine of up to $2,000.

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      Let your Legislator know you want them to Keep The Promise and protect public infrastructure funding!

      Tell your Legislator “Thanks!” for giving Texans an opportunity to vote on infrastructure funding this November.

      The Texas Legislature has given Texans an opportunity to make infrastructure funding a priority in this November’s election. Constitutional Proposition 2 will allow counties to dedicate additional funding to infrastructure in blighted areas and keep Texans safe on the road while reducing time spent in traffic.

      We’re thanking the Legislature for their work to #KeepthePromise and ensure infrastructure funding remains a priority. Join us and say “Thanks!” to your Legislators.

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