‘Dire States’ car tour makes stop in Abilene, presses for more highway dollars

By July 14, 2014 July 29th, 2014 No Comments

The “Dire States” car tour arrived in Abilene early this morning, toting an old rust bucket — the significance? Texas roads are as old as this car.

This tour was made possible by the combined efforts of CASE Construction Equipment, The Texas Good Roads based in Austin, and the Transportation Association.

Spokesperson of this tour, Dan McNichol, arrived here to promote Proposition 1. This Texas amendment on the November ballot, if passed, will direct oil and gas tax revenue towards Texas infrastructure and HWY systems — $1.4 billion to be exact.

According to TxDOT they require $5 billion more to meet the current demand for road maintenance, and according to Bill Elverman, the spokesperson for CASE Construction equipment, road maintenance is something Texas roads sorely need.

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