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

    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

    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

    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

    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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