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June 23, 2020      4:37 PM

Ahead of next legislative session, business groups begin push for infrastructure funding options

TAB, the North Texas Commission, and others point to polling showing 84% of Texas voters believe infrastructure, including roads, should be a priority for lawmakers next year

Despite the fact that Republican leadership in Austin has made moves to take certain tools off the table for funding new roads, the Texas Association of Business and a coalition of infrastructure advocates rolled out their plan to maintain to the state’s bridges, highways and roads Tuesday morning.

The Keep Texas Moving coalition of businesses, chambers of commerce, civic leaders and others plans to lobby the Legislature next session for improving the state’s transportation infrastructure, including approving public-private partnerships and enabling more transportation options, including toll roads.

Pointing to polling showing support for more road funding, Jeff Moseley, CEO of TAB, said the state’s infrastructure is in “crisis.”

By James Russell

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