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Move Texas Forward to educate voters about state transportation needs

Move Texas Forward is being formed by former TxDOT commissioners to advocate for the passage of a ballot measure in November 2014 that would add more than $1 billion annually to road funding in Texas, without new taxes or fees.

The Trucker News Services

1/8/2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — During the next several months leading up to the November 2014 election, a new organization, Move Texas Forward, will provide voters with information relating to Texas’ continuing transportation needs, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Chairman Ted Houghton announced Tuesday at the 9th annual Texas Transportation Forum in San Antonio.

Move Texas Forward is being formed by former TxDOT commissioners to advocate for the passage of a ballot measure in November 2014 that would add more than $1 billion annually to road funding in Texas, without new taxes or fees. Former TxDOT Commissioners Ned Holmes, Bill Meadows, Henry Munoz and Deirdre Delisi will lead the effort.

“The passage of this constitutional amendment in November is one of the most important issues facing our state today,” Houghton said. “We are all familiar with funding challenges facing transportation. That’s why it was so important that the legislature passed the proposed constitutional amendment that if approved by the voters will dedicate new revenue to transportation.”

“Move Texas Forward is committed to improving Texas infrastructure and keeping our roads capable of supporting our prosperous state,” Ned Holmes said.

“As Texas adds more than 1,000 people each day, employers add Texas jobs, out-of-state companies expand in Texas, and the shale gas boom creates new opportunities for Texas families, Texas transportation networks must keep up with our fast-growing population, job-creation and economy,” Bill Meadows added.

“Economic growth is good for our families and communities, but growth also strains our roads and other critical infrastructure. Our state’s continued growth is expected to result in an additional 18 million additional vehicles on Texas roads by 2040. Without additional transportation funding, traffic and safely will grow worse, and our economy will suffer,” Henry Munoz said.

For more information about Move Texas Forward, visit www.MoveTexasForward.com.

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