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Grand Parkway gets state funding

No money for schools, but there is money for this.

The Texas Transportation Commission [Thursday] morning unanimously approved allocation of $350 million for construction of the Grand Parkway’s Segment E in west Harris County.

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The $350 million approved [Thursday] morning comes from uncommitted dollars in the Texas Mobility Fund, said Kelli Petras, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

It was part of a total allocation of $775 million for Texas transportation projects, Petras said.

See here, here, here, and here for the background. Yes, I know, the funding for this could not have gone to education or any other non-transportation purpose. It’s still a poor use of the money.

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  1. […] op-ed in the Chron. The $350 million figure of course comes from the money TxDOT magically found to pay for the Grand Parkway. (Remind me again why we have to vote to build light rail lines, but not new highways?) If you can […]