With the State Flush, Texas Transportation Forum Focuses on Technology Instead of Funding

Fort Worth Star-Telegram staffs the opening of the Texas Transportation Forum, which began yesterday, February 6, in Austin, and reports that, well, times have changed. “In the past, table discussions often focused on a lack of tax-supported funding to build roads, and the use of alternatives such as toll roads and partnerships with private companies. But money is no longer the top concern. Texas now has a projected $38.3 billion surplus of highway funds projected for the next decade. And the forum’s agenda is dominated by topics such as how to make the most of data generated by cars.”