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Trey Garrison has this today: The best hope from this story? The “new plan is too ambitious and, perhaps worse, too complicated to pass the Legislature.” Which is nice. Because as hard as it may be for the backers of mass transit schemes to believe, we might need those hundreds of millions a year more […]

And not just because Gary Fickes was reelected: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Friday announced the creation of a new office whose primary goal will be to lobby state governments to convert their freeways into toll roads. While some congressional leaders expressed hope that the change represented by FHWA’s new Office of Innovative Program […]

From the Ft. Worth Business Press: Area leaders have come up with a list of suggested new revenue sources for North Texas transit projects. Among the types of funding suggested are a vehicle registration fee, a motor fuels tax, a mileage fee, a property tax, a drivers license fee and a new resident impact fee. […]

The Senior Economics Writer for the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Moore, writes about the authoritarian climate surrounding recycling in his op-ed “Gang Green” (a very appropriate title on several levels). Excerpt from the article: Do-gooders also once wanted to “celebrate diversity,” but total conformity seems to be the aim of those in Seattle these days, […]

Latest: House Republicans oil protest to resume August 4. I was pleased to see that our U.S. Congressman, Dr. Michael Burgess, joined the revolt on Friday afternoon, 01Aug08, against the draconian tactics of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi wishes to replicate the failed energy policies of California on a national level. Democrats have even shut […]

The NCTCOG wishes to expand their land-use planning into the equivalent of another five counties according to the Star-Telegram on 07Jan08: “The Metroplex is adding about 1 million residents every seven years, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The region’s population has surpassed that of greater Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. . . […]

On the way home from work today, I heard a newsclip from a big shot from TxDOT or DART, can’t remember. But the basic jest was they are going to turn the HOV lanes in Dallas into Toll Lanes. His quote was; “They are doing it in Europe, and it’s the new thing. I think […]