Texas’ voters made the right choice yesterday as they voted ‘yes’ on Proposition 1. The new dedicated portion of the state’s oil and gas collection will increase revenue to the State Highway Fund without harming the Rainy Day Fund. In turn, this funding will be invested into modernizing roads and bridges across our state. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that 38 percent of our major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and this funding will help TXDOT improve our transportation system. With over 80 percent of voters in support of the amendment, it will show our legislators that Texans are serious about funding our transportation infrastructure.
With almost 80% of the voters in support of Proposition 1, it is evident that Texans care about their infrastructure and its importance to our economy. Many thanks to supporters of the constitutional amendment to fund our infrastructure without new taxes, fees or debt. The Section appreciates all the efforts of the membership to promote Proposition 1. Thank you for your hard work and grassroots support of this civil engineering issue.