Transportation

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will outline his expectations for the legislative session Tuesday, when he delivers his first State of the State address.

The State of the State gives Abbott the opportunity to let lawmakers know what he expects from them this session. After all, the stroke of a governor’s veto pen can spell the end of bills passed by the legislature.

In advance of the speech, Abbott’s office released an online video that included Texans talking about what they wanted to hear from their elected lawmakers.  

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The wagons are circling to convince the San Antonio city council to work with ride-share companies like Lyft and Uber.   

Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff met with the mayor this week and sent her a follow-up letter supporting a compromise in the ordinance scheduled to go into effect March 1.   

Moving from crisis to crisis — for too long that's been America's strategy for dealing with the challenges of an aging transit infrastructure, from roads to bridges to ports. The result is a system that's crumbling and in desperate need of attention, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The massive study both looks at the current state of the country's transportation systems and forecasts the challenges that lie ahead.

The San Antonio area is getting $147 million of the transportation money Texas voters approved when they passed Proposition 1 last November.  Statewide about $1.7 billion is being distributed this fiscal year.

The popular ride-hailing service Uber is valued at a staggering $40 billion — even though it's besieged by lawsuits, bad PR and outright bans in some cities.

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