Proposition 1 could be a significant opportunity to upgrade old Texas roads.
A group called Dire States is touring Texas in a ’49 Hudson Commodore to show just how old and out of date our infrastructures are. The group said the state is in serious jeopardy of falling behind with 1,500 people moving to our state each day, and the energy boom, the roads we have just won’t be able to keep up.
Leaders say we have got to keep preserving the infrastructure in place, and add capacity where needed.
“The advantage of Prop 1 is that it’s money that we’ve got,” President of Texas Good Roads Kirby Carpenter said. “It’s not a new tax, it’s not going for toll roads, it’s being distributed equally across the states. On November 5th, after the election on November 4th when the election is certified, the money is in the bank. It will be available for our districts to start spending on shovel-ready projects.”
A projected $1.4 billion a year will flow into the state highway fund from the oil and gas tax.
Prop 1 will be on the upcoming November ballot.
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