Texas Transportation Infographic
On Nov. 3, Texas voters will have the opportunity to approve Proposition 7, a constitutional referendum that will provide a new, stable source of funding for transportation in Texas, dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads.
Proposition 7 would direct a portion of general sales and motor vehicle sales tax to the State Highway Fund, providing a steady, consistent funding source for transportation projects across the state without raising taxes. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas needs an additional $5 billion a year on top of the approximately $10 billion it currently receives to maintain current road conditions and accommodate future growth. Proposition 1 in 2014 provided $1.7 billion towards this amount. The Legislative Budget Board estimates that $2.5 billion would be allocated to the State Highway Fund each year in FY 2018 and 2019, and close to $3 billion each year starting in FY 2020, if Proposition 7 is approved by voters. Proposition 7 would not increase taxes.
The Partnership's Transportation in Texas Toolkit includes several templates and sample content to help you and your company or organization support the Partnership's grassroots effort to ensure passage of Proposition 7 on the November ballot. All toolkit materials are available for download below.
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