Please plan to join us for Policy Hacking with Farm&City Thursday, November 3rd at 4pm Central / 3pm Mountain
“The Costs of the Texas transportation system”
As we head into the 88th session of the Texas legislative session, the legislature will once again decide how to allocate the $37 billion dollars expected budget for the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the transportation related spending at the Texas Departments of Public Safety and Motor Vehicles, and trauma care and other costs of the transportation system.
Texas continues a unique and radical public transit austerity program, with the dedicated state funding for public transit in major metros at zero and a ban on metro regional cooperation on transit funding, a combination of policies faced by no other major metros in the nation.
The State of Texas continues to spend significant money enumerating the estimated costs of congestion through the TTI Urban Mobility Report, yet the state only produces a single line on a single page annual report on the costs of crashes, which is known to be double or triple the costs of congestion.
The stat you’ve heard about 97% of TxDOT funds being dedicated to roads is incorrect. The idea that has taxes pay for roads is incorrect. The idea that sprawl and freeways can allow affordability is also incorrect.
Join us for a discussion of the many costs of the Texas transportation system, a sneak preview of an upcoming Farm&City report.
Policy Hacking with Farm&City: The Costs of the Texas transportation system
Thursday, November 3rd at 4pm Central / 3pm Mountain
This will be a hybrid event that is free and open to the public.
Please register to join us virtually via ZOOM
Or RSVP and join us in-person at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin.
Capital Factory is located in the Austin Centre building at 7th and Brazos in the middle of downtown Austin, Texas.
701 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701
Our Policy Hacking meetup will be held on the 1st floor in Devvie. Enter the large Capital Factory space from the main lobby. From the reception desk, head to your left to get to Devvie.
Light snacks and drinks will be available for in-person guests. Please follow CDC guidelines out of respect for the other humans around you.
Policy Hacking with Farm&City is a monthly gathering designed to engage and support citizen advocacy in local communities. Farm&City is committed to building these networking opportunities and facilitating dialogue that will shift the paradigm of growth and development toward greater sustainability and equity in Texas.
Held the first Thursday of every month, Policy Hacking with Farm&City is free and open to the public.
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