Tag Archives: Transportation Politics

Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

Widening roads in cities like Austin only makes congestion worse as political pressure works against smart transportation planning. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2016 Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble

Wall Street won’t insure the new CTRMA toll road debt at an affordable cost because of its high risk. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 AUSTIN — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, or CTRMA, … finish reading Roger Baker :
METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble

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METRO | Roger Baker : Is Austin’s ‘Strategic Mobility Plan’ smart planning or a billion dollar boondoggle?

What most voters probably don’t know about Austin’s upcoming big bucks transportation bond package. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2014 [Roger Baker joined Austin community activist Bill Oakey and host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio, … finish reading METRO | Roger Baker : Is Austin’s ‘Strategic Mobility Plan’ smart planning or a billion dollar boondoggle?

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Roger Baker :
Is Austin drowning in traffic growth?

Part 1: Is Austin drowning in ever-increasing traffic? Think again; top road lobby myth debunked! By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2009 [This is the first of a two-part series by the Rag Blog’s Roger Baker … finish reading Roger Baker :
Is Austin drowning in traffic growth?

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Roger Baker :
Texas Toll Road 183-A: The economics and the special interests

Shrinking traffic increases could mean bond default problems for US 183-A. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2009 The road lobby operates as a sort of well-funded shadow government, organized to overcome citizen opposition to unpopular … finish reading Roger Baker :
Texas Toll Road 183-A: The economics and the special interests

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Roger Baker :
Texas toll roads: Feds must take lead

Our national transportation infrastructure crisis is now so serious and the funds are so short of the scale of the problem that it is absolutely going to take a comprehensive federal approach rather than a state approach to get anywhere. … finish reading Roger Baker :
Texas toll roads: Feds must take lead

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