Category Archives: Transportation

And the hits just keep on coming

In a followup to our piece on property taxes, we found this proposal from Senator Watson which is just complete crap. Here’s a simple rule for everyone in Texas: If a politician tells you they have a solution to high … Continue reading

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Obama proposes $302 billion transportation bill

Obama proposes $302 billion transportation bill. Fantastic idea… if only we’d done it in 2009 WHEN I AND EVERYONE ELSE WITH A BRAIN WAS SAYING IT NEEDED TO BE FUCKING DONE. This needs to be ten years at this same … Continue reading

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If you lay with dogs, you end up with fleas

TURF and the SA Tea Party are mad as hell at the woman they helped elect for turning on them and voting pro-toll. We at McBlogger would just like to say that you deserve what you get for supporting a … Continue reading

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Tribune : Transpo funding hits the Jersey wall

This is a reprint from the Tribune… I’m posting it because it’s a nice little breakdown regarding the lack of movement on transportation funding in the Lege. I think people mean well, but it’s clear no one really understands the … Continue reading

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Workman’s little proposal…

Apparently, Rep. Workman has bill that even he acknowledges won’t pass to buy out the PPP on the 130 tollway for $3 billion. Of course, this won’t work and we’re left wondering WHY THE HELL HE DIDN’T OFFER THIS AS … Continue reading

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Transportation… pissing into the wind

While there’s so much going on with regard to education funding and Medicaid, transportation is receiving very little attention from the outside. All three are extremely important… all three effect the economy is very real ways and those effects, for … Continue reading

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They’re stealing our JOBS!

Apparently, more than 90,000 people come into Travis County from WilCo every day to steal jobs from honest, hardworking, God-fearing Travis County citizens. Almost 90,000 people in Williamson County head south to work in Travis County, according to a Tuesday … Continue reading

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Well, hell… what could possibly go wrong?

The good folks (or, if you prefer, morons who suckle at the bosom of Governor Perry) in TXDOT’s leadership have decided that it’s time to shake things up and look at outsourcing IT. Because, you know, that worked brilliantly at … Continue reading

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Recently in Austin/Central Texas

Just a few bits that have been haunting tabs in my browser: The Travis County Commissioners have approved a measure to hold a public hearing on a salary increase for public officials, including themselves. During what is still an extraordinarily … Continue reading

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Why is road construction so slow and expensive?

One week ago I find this article over at the Statesman… Workers are making emergency repairs to an Interstate 35 bridge over Main Street in Buda today after a pavement drop-off caused damage to cars. The Texas Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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