Transportation

In the next 25 years, a million more people will be living in San Antonio.

If you think the roads are crowded now, it's going to get a lot worse, unless the city of San Antonio doesn't takes action.But what can we do beyond building more miles of highways?How do we spur a real mass transit plan?Can we convince people to live closer to their jobs?What new technologies are coming online that will change how we do transportation?The City of San Antonio is starting work on a comprehensive transportation plan. Our guests are:

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Texas' roads have been critically underfunded for years, but an upsurge of funds may help.

As TPR reported, roads in shale plays like the Eagle Ford region have been pushed to their limits. Farm-to-Market roads and State Highways were not built for the kinds of vehicles and traffic the oil boom has brought, and the results have been dangerous and often deadly, with fatalities increasing 40 percent in 2012.

In a rare, bipartisan move, Democratic lawmakers and conservative business leaders from across the state are coming together in support of a state transportation funding measure up for voting this November. 

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Voters will get the chance to vote on whether they would like to vote on any future streetcar project in San Antonio.

Thursday, the San Antonio City Council approved a charter amendment election for May 2015, following a recommendation by the council's governance committee to iron out the kinks of the election language.

When voters arrive to the ballot box next May, they will see Proposition 1, which will ask: 

Charlie Rose Show

Fronteras: San Antonio is trying to figure how to regulate ride sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. This week, we look at how Uber is faring in San Diego. Rosie Castro was a trailblazer for Latino politicians, which includes her twin sons, Julián and Joaquín. Rosie will be featured on HBO Latino this fall. She joins us on Fronteras to talk about her early activism days, her sons’ political careers and more.

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