Alamo RMA Opens Web Site Touting Toll Roads
Opposition Groups Planning Friday Response
Thursday, March 19, 2009
SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority is taking their case for various Highway 281 improvements to the Internet.”The conversation with the community needs to get started again with what can be done and what can’t be done,” said Terry Brechtel of the ARMA.
“A lot of folks believe you can build overpasses. Read the letter from the highway administration, read the prior environmental studies, overpasses do not meet the long-term solution.”
Brechtel said the authority believes toll toads are only one option, but that it must be considered along with other financing options.
Opposition forces are expected to voice their opinions at a press conference tomorrow, said Terri Hall of Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, a nonprofit group opposed to toll roads.
The Metropolitan Planning Commission is recommending $22.9 million of funds from the economic stimulus package be used to widen 36th Street as well as the so-called super street project along Highway 281 north of Loop 1604, according to sources.
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