Molly Ivins called the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) the “Pentagon of Texas.” The Texas road lobby has unrivaled power, and in this state roads are seen as a form of “publicly funded entitlement” — “welfare to subsidize suburban sprawl development.” But, with road traffic having leveled due to peak oil and an increasingly tough economy, things have changed — though the politicos remain in denial.
Thorne Webb Dreyer, Editor
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