In Summer 2011, the Texas Legislature authorized TxDOT to go to contract on approximately $3 billion
in general obligation bonds for highway improvements. Texas voters approved these Proposition 12
bonds, which are backed by the state’s general revenue not by fuel tax revenues, by a vote of 63 percent in November 2007.
Specific Program Areas
Program 2 of Proposition 12 encompasses the following specific program areas:
TxDOT worked in partnership with MPOs, cities, counties and corridor associations to identify and prioritize needs. TxDOT held meetings with stakeholders and conducted public hearings, including TxDOT's first statewide hearing via video teleconference. Much of this intensive public involvement effort was conducted and completed in four months.
Partnerships with MPOs, cities, counties and corridor associations were created. Some of the noted strategic partnerships include the following: