KSAT-TV General Mgr: TxDOT Needs Funding Oversight

TxDOT Not Spending Money Wisely

KSAT 12 Vice President and General Manager Jim Joslyn says that the Texas Department of Transportation needs to watch the way it spends taxpayer money

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TxDOT Needs Funding Oversight

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Department of Transportation seems to have a funny way of doing business lately.

They’re spending $7 million to $9 million on an ad campaign to sell the public TxDOT’s point of view on issues like toll roads.

And they’re using taxpayer money to do it.

TxDOT is trying to buy back interstate highways so they can turn them into Texas toll roads and wants to spend public money to make the public feel good about it.

This — from an agency that’s also claiming $86 billion in budget shortfalls for projects that can really keep highways moving.

Where’s the oversight?

As a state-run agency, TxDOT should have some answers for how it manages or mismanages millions of taxpayer dollars.

Those millions might be better spent on fixing roads than on fancy slogans.

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