Lawmaker files bills to ease Texas traffic

Texas Politics

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — One Texas lawmaker has had enough of sitting in traffic and hopes he’s not alone.

State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, filed a package of legislation this week to ease traffic congestion, specifically along Interstate 35.

His series of bills provide a host of options to tackle traffic congestion, including tolls, bonds and fuel tax increases. Watson said none of the legislation is perfect but he wants state leaders to have choices when addressing Texas traffic, as previous attempts to take on traffic concerns have failed to pass.

“Every mechanism of revenue is going to have… somebody that’s critical of it or something that is not perfect. But without them, and without us talking about them, we are just going to be stuck in traffic and I refuse to do nothing just because it may not be the best politics in this building.”

Watson outlined his seven bills on his website.

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