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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Terri Hall: Donna Campbell’s double-cross on toll roads

The freshman senator’s newfound love for toll roads will cost her constituents hundreds or thousands each year in hidden taxes.

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Conley takes second spin as CAMPO chair

Hays County Commissioner Will Conley has been elected to a second two-year term as chair of the influential Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board. Board members voted unanimously to give Conley a second turn as chair of...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

CAMPO slots $5.7M for Hays County roads

Hays County is expected to take in $5.7 million of the more than $100 million the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will dole out in federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Highways are talking points as candidates take to road

Both Democratic and Republican candidates for statewide office in 2014 are pledging to increase resources for the cash-strapped Texas Department of Transportation.

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Video: Campbell, Isaac in Texas Tribune’s ‘hot seat’

State Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, and state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, talked about water, transportation, public education and other issues in play in the 83rd session during a Texas Tribune event on Tuesday at Texas...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Worsening Austin traffic prompts talk of toll road swap

As congestion worsens on Interstate 35 through Austin, state leaders are seriously discussing a drastic response: tolling the highway's lanes in the city and making part of the nearby State Highway 130 toll road free.

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Bexar among three counties to raise vehicle registration fees

As Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature shot down efforts this year to boost fees statewide for transportation, they also granted exceptions to three Texas counties.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

TxDOT’s cost-cutting plans draw local outrage

State and local officials across Texas are urging the state Department of Transportation to slam the brakes on two controversial cost-cutting measures.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

TxDOT plan to convert roads to gravel begins despite pushback

Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel.

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Route to deal on cash for roads remains hazy

The effort to avert gridlock on Texas roads has brought gridlock to the Texas Capitol.

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