Advocates Pushing 2017 Legislative Program

Improve Connectivity

Reduce Congestion

Ensure Economic Growth

February 14, 2017

 

The following is the Legislative Program adopted by members of the Transportation Advocates of Texas for the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature.

 

Transportation Advocates of Texas supports a forward thinking and flexible approach to planning for our state’s transportation and mobility needs in order to improve connectivity, reduce congestion, and ensure economic growth, including:

 

Full appropriation of Proposition 1 and Proposition 7 funding and continued efforts to end diversion of transportation funding.

 

Infrastructure expansion and maintenance of current capacity that is cost effective and equitable to all stakeholders.

 

Innovative tools for financing transportation projects including tolling, managed lanes, and public private partnerships.

 

Local governments’ ability to generate revenue to fund construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure and oppose efforts to restrict that ability.

 

Technological advances in transportation planning including autonomous vehicles and intelligent infrastructure and innovative delivery systems.