Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition
NEXT MEETING:
Friday, November 7, 2014
11 AM
The U.S. Highway Trust Fund is expected to have a $10 billion deficit this year. The gasoline tax that supports the fund hasn't been raised in 19 years.
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Legislative Advocacy Successes

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, the DRMC and its members played an active role in securing passage of numerous critical measures, including:
• Legislation that, if approved by voters in November 2014, will authorize the most significant, non-debt funding increase for TxDOT ($1.2 billion annually) in almost two decades
• Public-Private Partnership authority for three key regional projects:
(1) SH183 and connectors (south exit to DFW)
(2) IH35E/US 67 (Dallas Southern Gateway from Horseshoe bridges south to county line)
(3) Loop 9 (corridor preservation for Dallas Inland Port)
• Toll enforcement measures for NTTA
• Authorization for counties to create “energy reinvestment zones” to help fund repair of roads in the active drilling areas
• Streamlining of certain environmental reviews by TxDOT
• New options for driver’s license renewals
• Simplification of the vehicle registration and inspection process

Valuable Monthly Meetings

The DRMC’s monthly meetings, consistently attended by the media and policy makers, have been a forum for fostering member dialogue and breaking news stories on emerging issues. Members have been able to hear from, and share their thoughts with, influential speakers such as:
• Texas Transportation Commissioner Victor Vandergriff
• Hon. Robert Nichols, Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation
• State Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands)
• Robert Eckels, President, Texas Central High-Speed Railway
• Dr. Katherine Turnbull, Executive Associate Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
• Rodger Jones, Editorial Writer/Transportation, The Dallas Morning News
• Kelly Selman, P.E., TxDOT, Dallas Deputy District Engineer
• Project managers from regionally significant projects such as the LBJ Express, DFW Connector, Horseshoe Project and North Tarrant Express

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