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The Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, is among 12 state agencies up for sunset review in 2009. If the agency is found to no longer fulfill a useful public purpose, it will "sunset." A group of Legislators called the Sunset Commission is tasked with reviewing the agencies and finding waste, fraud, or bad management practices. This video clip shows a portion of TURF's Founder, Terri Hall, testifying before the Commission about the conversion of the 281 freeway into a tollway. Representative Linda Harper-Brown makes it clear that TxDOT/ARMA is violating the legislative intent of the law, HB 2702, that prohibits the conversion of freeways into tollways.

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Bexar County Commissioner drops promised non-toll plan

Watch the clipExplosive Video! After authoring a resolution that passed March 26, 2012, to specifically add NEW non-toll capacity (both main lanes and frontage roads) to 281, County Commissioner Kevin Wolff who continued to push for non-toll expansion just days before this June 25, 2012 vote, flip flops and votes to include HOV transit/toll lanes on 281 — converting two existing lanes that are already 100% paid for into toll lanes. To charge drivers tolls to use lanes that we drive on today toll-free is a MASSIVE DOUBLE TAX. The toll authority has said on the record, it plans to charge these tolls in perpetuity!

MPO voted to increase our taxes through tolls again in 2012

Watch the clipFailed again When the board took action to amend its short-range (TIP) and long-range plans (MTP) at its August 27, 2012 meeting, it not only failed to abide by its own bylaws, it once again failed to properly notify the public about its proposal to toll US 281 and Loop 1604 in Bexar County. The MPO's bylaws require a two-step process, which includes a 30-day public comment period, and an even greater level of disclosure on its agenda before any action can take place.
The Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, is among 12 state agencies up for sunset review in 2009. If the agency is found to no longer fulfill a useful public purpose, it will "sunset." A group of Legislators called the Sunset Commission is tasked with reviewing the agencies and finding waste, fraud, or bad management practices. This video clip shows a portion of TURF's Founder, Terri Hall, testifying before the Commission about the conversion of the 281 freeway into a tollway...

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During the Sunset Committee testimony Terri Hall and Linda Harper-Brown on TxDOT not following law prohibiting converting existing roads

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