Action item: Call your reps to sign on to HB 154
The House Transportation Committee has heard these two outstanding bills and we want them to pass out of committee. If ordinary people get involved, these can become law!
Here are the bills:
HB 154 – (Author, Pickett) – Relating to the abolition of the Texas Transportation Commission and the creation of a commissioner of transportation as an elected statutory state officer. Hooray, this one is KEY to making TxDOT accountable to WE THE PEOPLE by replacing the APPOINTED Commission with a single ELECTED Commissioner!
HB 2203 – (Author, Kolkhorst) – Relating to payments by the Texas Department of Transportation to an unsuccessful private entity that submits a proposal for a comprehensive development agreement. This would outlaw TxDOT’s current policy of paying LOSING bidders on these toll projects up to $1 million in taxpayer money!
We need a HUGE public outpouring to support these bills!
Contact the Transportation Committee Meeting members below and ask them to support of HB 154 and HB 2203!
You may also contact each representative by calling the Capitol switchboard: (512) 463-4630.
CHAIR: Rep. Mike Krusee – firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-0670
Rep. Larry Phillips – email@example.com or (512) 463-0297
Rep. Linda Harper-Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-0641
Rep. Joe Deshotel – email@example.com or (512) 463-0662
Rep. Pat Haggerty – firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-0728
Rep. Particia Harless – email@example.com or (512) 463-0496
Rep. Fred Hill – firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-0486
Rep. Nathan Macias – email@example.com or (512) 463-0325
Rep. Jim Murphy – firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 463-0514