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September 27, 2016 – Citizens React to Cibolo’s Consideration of Private Toll Road

The City of Cibolo held the final public meeting prior to the City Council vote on whether to approve the studies necessary to determine the feasibility of a toll road. Citizens voiced both support for the project and concerns that they have surrounding the project. The idea of a toll road in Cibolo stems from the lack of funding for much needed infrastructure in the area. Click here to see more from KSAT news.

August 26, 2016 – Cibolo Considers Suggested Toll Road

The City of Cibolo has conducted the second of three public meetings to discuss the possibility of a suggested toll road. The public meetings are held with the intent of answering and addressing questions and concerns of the citizens. Mayor Alan Dunn is quoted as saying, “If this wasn’t a critical infrastructure need, we wouldn’t be discussing it today.” Click here to read more from the San Antonio Express-News.

August 12, 2016 – Collin County growth creating traffic time bomb, officials say: ‘We have to get moving on it’

Infrastructure in North Texas continues to be a topic of discussion as population growth adds cars to an already stressed highway and road system. As the North Central Texas Council of Governments showed in their Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study in January 2015, there is a need for infrastructure development in parts of Collin, Dallas, Rockwall, and Hunt counties. Click here to read the complete report.

The Dallas Morning News explores the growing infrastructure crisis that is facing Collin County. Click here to read more.

June 30, 2016 – Three Texas Towns Ranked Fastest Growing in the Nation

Texas continues to see growth, with three towns on the list of top ten fastest growing small cities in the United States. Cibolo, Hutto, and Prosper have all seen impressive growth since 2010. Click here to read more.

June 15, 2016 – Unanimous Vote in Cibolo, Texas

“The Cibolo City Council unanimously voted to move forward with a feasibility study to see if it will be possible to build a toll road in the city. The proposal, which was brought forward by city staff and a committee made up of residents, would extend FM 1103 at Wagon Wheel Way to Interstate 10 via a toll road.” Click here to read more.

April 6, 2016 – Beaumont Company Pushes Proposed Toll Road Forward

12 News reports on the proposed toll road to connect Jefferson and Orange Counties. It would give drivers an alternative to taking the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. Click here to read more.

June 12, 2015 – Tossing a Tool Out of the Toolbox

The Dallas Morning News editorial board tackles the crisis of funding for roads in Texas. This piece highlights the contradicting goals of lawmakers to limit tolling while simultaneously completing mega-projects that lack the necessary funding. Click here to read more.

June 10, 2015 – Texas Transportation Funding Boost Falls Short

The 84th Legislature worked to add billions of dollars to Texas’ budget for roads, but the funding boost falls short of the needs within the state. The money is only enough to help TxDOT keep congestion from worsening. Lingering are concerns about continued capacity issues anticipated to increase as the population grows. Click here to read more from The Dallas Morning News.

May 28, 2015 – Toll Roads: A Problem or a Solution?

Discussion continues over the role of the private sector in meeting infrastructure needs. Large, fast-growing states like Texas are at the forefront of this debate as growing population outpaces infrastructure capacity. With public funding for transportation facilities facing constraints, private sector alternatives may play a critical role in the development of transportation. Click here to read an article discussing the future of infrastructure published by The Magazine of the Urban Land Institute.