In a San Antonio speech, Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas may be experiencing its "last major build-out of roads.” Has the state changed its tune on transportation?
For generations, the state of Texas’ transportation policy has boiled down to one simple maxim: more roads equal better transportation. State transportation funding grossly favors the construction, expansion, and maintenance of new roads over any other kind of mobility. The result has been the perpetuation of a model of growth that favors sprawling development, which makes economies and residents reliant on automobiles and trucks for all of their mobility needs.
At a Rotary Club of San Antonio speech Wednesday, however, Gov. Greg Abbott suggested this may all be about to change.