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In Case You Missed It: Texas Business Leaders Urge Passage of Transportation Funding

Monday, August 05, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Business leaders from across the state are urging lawmakers to pass increased funding to address Texas' expanding transportation needs.

At a press conference at the State Capitol Monday, representatives from the Texas Association of Business were joined by members of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Transportation Advocates of Texas and the San Antonio Mobility Coalition to highlight the importance of passing House Bill 1 and House Joint Resolution 1, which would authorize up to $1 billion in new transportation financing annually.

"Ensuring an adequate transportation system is essential to any successful community, not to mention a basic role of government, and Texas is in a position where further delay could set us back years," Gov. Perry said. "Today, the Texas business community echoed the importance of this legislation. They know a choice to do nothing about our roads can put our economic prosperity at risk."

Gov. Perry called for a third special session of the legislature last week to deal specifically with transportation funding.

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