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"The governor and lieutenant governor, they have made historic investments in transportation," said David White. "Unfortunately, that is not enough to get us where we need to go long-term, and so we anticipate in 2019 there being a lot of conversation about how we're going to fund our roads moving forward."
"We have a massive funding gap that I'm sure will be a main topic of discussion in the next legislative session,” said David White. “Texans for Traffic Relief looks forward to being part of the conversation as we work towards the goal of alleviating traffic congestion for all Texans.”
David White, no stranger to GOP politics, is a former state chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas who's worked for staunchly conservative Republican politicians such as Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian.
“The Legislature has made historic investments in transportation, but with our exploding population growth it is not enough,” David White said. “Raising taxes is off the table, so if we aren’t going to take advantage of innovative opportunities to fund our roads, then I guess we can just ask Santa Claus to pick up the tab.”
With opposition to toll roads at an all-time high, Garrett says a new group, Texans for Traffic Relief, headed by lobbyist and former conservative activist David White, aims to educate commuters about the cost of highway construction.