Case Construction Equipment partnered with the Texas Good Roads and Transportation Association and ASCO Equipment to bring its Dire States initiative to Texas in support of Proposition 1, the Texas Transportation Funding Amendment. The amendment, which would direct an estimated $1.4 billion each year from oil and gas tax revenues in the state’s Rainy Day Fund, will be on the Nov. 4 ballot and support investment in new highway and transportation construction and maintenance.
According to a press release, Dire States is a grassroots Case effort to raise awareness for the role state and local governments play in securing infrastructure investment, through legislative initiatives, public-private partnerships, state-revolving funds and other funding methods.
The July tour will feature author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol and his 1949 Hudson, as well as speakers from Texas Good Roads and other partner associations throughout the state. The initial blitz includes seven events in three days.