Newsroom

Newsroom

Click on the links below to view a full document in PDF format.
Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader: Download

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: Firing the opening shots in the 2018 GOP primaries | August 23, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: A victory for the locals, at least for a while | August 21, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Gov. Abbott slams House, doesn’t rule out second special session | August 16, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: It’s never the ending that you expect | August 15, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: Texas state budget tricks are great — until you total them up | August 11, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Bill limiting city, county spending fuels war over local control | July 21, 2017

The Dallas Morning News: Congress should talk to Texas about promise and pitfalls of privatization as it eyes Trump’s $1 trillion wish list | July 21, 2017

The Hill: GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait | July 20, 2017

Marketplace: Trump’s desire for private infrastructure money will narrow his choices to mostly urban projects | July 19, 2017

The Dallas Morning News: Increasingly anti-business, Republicans have just about dismantled the Texas Miracle | July 19, 2017

The Houston Chronicle: Cities want meeting with Abbott over local control | July 18, 2017

The Hill: Texas Republicans take aim at liberal cities | July 17, 2017

The New Yorker: America’s Future Is Texas | July 10 & 17, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Lawmakers file dozens of bills as Abbott officially calls special session | July 10, 2017

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Frustrated with red light cameras in Texas? You’re not alone. | July 3, 2017

Texas Monthly: The Best and Worst Legislators 2017 | July 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: A governor (belatedly) setting the Legislature’s agenda | June 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Operator of Texas toll road with 85 mph speed limit emerges from bankruptcy | June 28, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Abbott plots aggressive approach to special session | June 22, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: The End of Car Ownership | June 20, 2017

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: As Texas imposes ban on texting and driving, many cities are way ahead | June 18, 2017

The Texas Tribune: New law clears the way for driverless cars on Texas roads | June 15, 2017

The Hill: White House shows how Trump’s $1T infrastructure plan will be divided up | June 8, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls special session on bathrooms, abortion, school finance | June 6, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Ethics reform not swept under rug, but not sweeping either | June 1, 2017

The Texas Tribune: The winners and losers of the 85th session of the Texas Legislature | May 31, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Uber, Lyft return to Austin as Texas Gov. Abbott signs ride-hailing measure into law | May 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Uncertainty, deep tension mark the end of the 85th regular session | May 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: The Texas Legislature blows its deadline | May 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Abbott promises special session announcement “later this week” | May 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session | May 29, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Legislature approves bill requiring disclosure of government contracts | May 28, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Sen. Menéndez’s filibuster effectively kills city annexation bill | May 28, 2017

The Texas Tribune: House, Senate accuse each other of inaction on critical legislation | May 28, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Will Straus become Texas’ longest-serving House speaker? 7 things to keep in mind | May 28, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Texas Legislature sends $217 billion budget to Gov. Abbott | May 27, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Patrick, Straus deadlocked over “bathroom bill” | May 26, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Lawmakers say Driver Responsibility Program repeal unlikely this session | May 26, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Abbott appears undecided on signing texting-while-driving ban | May 25, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Suburbs of Houston and Dallas top list of fastest-growing cities in U.S. | May 25, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: Killing Texas ethics legislation without leaving fingerprints | May 24, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Bill to ban texting while driving clears Senate | May 19, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: Property tax relief doesn’t equal extra money in your pocket | May 19, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: Patrick takes hostages — and control of legislative session | May 17, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Senate backs measure creating statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies | May 17, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Lawmakers resume efforts to provide Texans with toll road relief | May 16, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Voter approval provisions stripped from controversial property tax bill | May 12, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Texans want property tax relief, but remade bill still draws opposition | May 9, 2017

The Houston Chronicle: Odds of special session grow as legislative snarls worsen | May 9, 2017

Bloomberg Government: Trump’s Public-Private Infrastructure Vision Rejected in Texas | May 9, 2017

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Ride-hailing, texting bills stalled as Legislature begins its final stretch | May 9, 2017

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Don’t make Rainy Day Fund unreachable | May 9, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Legislators push to redirect auto theft prevention funding back to agency | May 9, 2017

Governing: Raising the Gas Tax Is No Longer Taboo In Many States | May 8, 2017

The Texas Tribune: House defeats bill that would’ve allowed the expansion of toll road projects | May 5, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Opponents of proposed Dallas-Houston bullet train push lawmakers to kill it | May 5, 2017

WFAA ABC: Seeing orange: Construction a blessing, curse for North Texans | May 5, 2017

American Road & Transportation Builders Association: Analysis Shows Voting For a State Gas Tax Increase Does Not Hurt Reelection Chances | May 4, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Senate passes bill to eliminate most vehicle safety inspections | May 4, 2017

WFAA ABC: Tarrant County’s most congested roads | May 4, 2017

Austin American Statesman: Commentary: Conservative budget should be Texas Legislature’s priority | May 4, 2017

KTSA Radio: Study: Road Projects Can Save Lives | May 3, 2017

The Huntsville Item: Historic transportation plan gets another boost | May 3, 2017

The Houston Chronicle: Heavy-truck policy is outdated and hurts Texas economy | May 2, 2017

The Houston Chronicle: Bigger trucks will tear up Texas roads and make them unsafe | May 2, 2017

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: House should consider pluses of high-speed rail | May 1, 2017

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Trump’s infrastructure talk hits home with clear needs in Texas | May 1, 2017

Bloomberg News: Trump pursuit of gas tax could run afoul of GOP, rural voters | May 1, 2017

Bond Buyer: Trump backs gas tax increase to fund infrastructure renewal | May 1, 2017

El Paso Inc.: Cities oppose ride hailing bill | May 1, 2017

The Texas Tribune: Analysis: A high-stakes budget duel — if Texas lawmakers want one | April 28, 2017

GovTech.com/The Houston Chronicle: Texas Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Create Self-Driving Vehicle Standards | April 28, 2017

Bond Buyer: Infrastructure plan due in summer; Democrats ready to work with Trump | April 25, 2017

The Dallas Morning News: Texas lawmakers make nice as they begin negotiating state budget, but obstacles loom | April 24 ,2017

The Houston Chronicle: Negotiators begin work on final state budget | April 24, 2017

The Dallas Morning News: Texas Senate’s accounting trick may be technically legal, but it’s wrong | April 24, 2017

Below you will find an array of supporting materials that help tell TRTC’s story, including our public education presentation, press releases, op-eds, resolutions and the TRTC brochure. If you need further information, please click here.

Fort Worth Major Unfunded Projects   |   February 1, 2015

Texas Transportation Plan 2040 Executive Summary   |   January 1, 2015

2014 TRTC Annual Report   |   January 1, 2015

TRTC Brief Overview   |   October 30, 2014

2013 TRTC Annual Report   |   January 1, 2014

TAoT Just the Facts Card   |   January 7, 2013