Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Keeps All Options Open for Funding Infrastucture

May 14, 2018 - Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao delivered keynote remarks to kick off Infrastructure Week, a series of transportation-related seminars across the country. Chao noted that she and fellow administration leaders are considering about 16 funding mechanisms and that nore is totally supported by everyone.

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Lawmakers and TxDOT Look to Reduce Traffic Congestion

April 17, 2018 - The Texas House of representative Committee on Transportation is looking at how TxDOT can reduce congestion and increase mobility, while completeing projects on time and under budget. 

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Officials: Toll Roads May Be Key to Texas' Economic Growth

March 28, 2018 - The American-Stateman covered an Opportunity Austin event reporting, "A four-letter word - toll - must re-enter the state's polical vocabulary if Texas is to solve its serious traffic congestion problems that are only getting worse because of continued rapid population growth." 

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Why the Trump Administration is Relying on Public-Private Partnerships to Fund Infrastructure

February 22, 2018 - The Reason Foundation provides commentary on why the Trump administration is relying on P3s to fund infrastructure, saying "P3s allow for necessary infrastructure projects to be completed, without the public sector bearing all the cost," and "they encourage expediency, as the available capital and telent increase."

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More States Turning to Toll Roads To Raise Cash For Infrastructure 

January 18, 2018 - NPR reports that many states are turning to tolling after trying to shore up transportation and infrastructure funding with their own gasoline tax increases. 

"I think the states over time have lost hope in the federal government enacting a real, long-term infrastructure package" says Carl Davis, research director for the non-partisan Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. "And so they've taken matters in their own hands and boosted funding on their own."

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