While we’re grateful Senator Wentworth offered an amendment to protect 281 in the stand alone moratorium bill, 1604 is still at risk, depending on how TxDOT interprets the amendment. While we believe both projects would be not be allowed to fall into the hands of foreign companies (through a private toll contract called, CDA), we do NOT want to leave ANYTHING open to interpretation by TxDOT! The bill most likely to get to the Governor’s desk, HB 1892, will come before the Senate this week.
CALL OUR SENATORS and make sure they attach the Truitt amendment (the language that passed the House) to HB 1892. Simply say:
“We want BOTH 281 AND 1604 in the moratorium. Make sure the Truitt amendment gets attached to HB 1892. We do not want anything to be left open to interpretation by TxDOT!”
Call the Capitol switchboard: (512) 463-4630 and/or email. Calling is best due to the tight timeline, email may not get read in time…
The battle isn’t over until the RIGHT bills are amended with the RIGHT language and until we get it to the Governor’s desk in time!