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Author Topic: TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010  (Read 4005 times)

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TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010
« on: June 24, 2009, 08:32:48 PM »

In Texas, certain state agencies have to be re-authorized periodically to stay around. TxDot, the state's department of transportation, is one of them. I think the reason they do this is so the agencies can be reviewed and whatnot, and unnecessary programs can be killed off. It's usually something very minor. However, the state legislature refused to re-authorize the agency for numerous reasons. As of now, TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010. The agency has until September 1 of this year to operate normally, and then one year to prepare to go out of business. If the state legislature does not do anything, the agency will cease to exist and no one will be around to build or maintain our state transportation infrastructure.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-txdot_03met.ART.State.Edition1.512f7aa.html

Although no one expects this to happen, the state will have to have a special legislative session to re-up TxDot. If they don't do that, or if they do and cannot agree on how to restructure the agency and get nothing done, it will. Most of the fighting comes over a local option tax pushed by the DFW reps... saying that local areas should be allowed to vote in extra taxes on themselves to pay for things like regional rail and freeway expansions in their areas. Most representatives from rural areas and the governor are very against the idea.

I secretly forsee some kind of awful private PepsiCo / NASCAR toll road where I-35 used to be, though.

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Re: TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 08:38:45 PM »

I secretly forsee some kind of awful private PepsiCo / NASCAR toll road where I-35 used to be, though.

But at least a NASCAR toll road would have a 200 mph speed limit!  :-D
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Re: TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 09:12:18 PM »

zing! lol
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Re: TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 04:01:54 PM »

Or how about a NASCAR DOT?
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Re: TxDot must cease all operations by September 1, 2010
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 09:58:43 PM »

well this is a country where advertisements rule over the poeple. :rolleyes:
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