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TXDOT’s Urban Rail Ruse

TXDOT’s Urban Rail Ruse

With transportation taking center stage as the crisis du jour for the state, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is seeking to maximize its legislative payout by feigning poverty. Yet somehow, despite not having enough cash to build roads, TXDOT does have...
How Much Will This Boondoggle Really Cost?

How Much Will This Boondoggle Really Cost?

With news that the Texas Department of Transportation is exploring a new passenger rail line from Austin to Houston, taxpayers should be frantically clinging to their wallets. If history is any indication, it’s going to have a boondoggle of a price tag. Earlier in the...