Back in August, you may remember, State Senator Royce West came out strongly in favor of the Trinity Toll Road project at a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, the governmental body which overseas TxDOT.
Just yesterday, you likely recall, State Rep. Rafael Anchia posted an online survey seeking citizen feedback about who favors or supports the toll road project.
That left us all wondering: What’s up with survey? What’s Anchia have in mind?
Well, here’s one possibility: the survey may tip the influential opinion of Sen. Royce West:
[O]ne of the project’s most influential backers, state Sen. Royce West, said he’s open to rethinking his support if residents show they are overwhelmingly against the project — and there’s commitment to add highway capacity near downtown Dallas some other way.
Now there’s one word here that should jump out at you: “capacity.” It still sounds like someone needs to sit down with Sen. West and have a conversation about capacity, and highways, and boulevards, and the proper functioning of urban streetscapes as opposed to regional transportation networks. But West’s comments offer some new incentive to head over to Anchia’s survey and tell him how idiotic the toll road idea actually is.Full Story