PODER is a powerful East Austin group of citizens that has a history of success. PODER has been activated on the double tax toll issue and will hold a press conference today at 5:30, just before the CAMPO meeting tonight.
There are 6 times as many FREEWAY toll lane miles in East Austin, than West Austin to date with the Phase II toll plan.
Federal law, Title VI (Environmental Justice): We must avoid disproportionately high economic effects on low-income populations. Freeways have never been shifted to tollways in the history of our country.
The "business plan" to toll Austin is so extremely unviable that TxDOT and the toll authority need to steal our public highways, and lie to the public about the low cost of tolls - and the plan still won't work.
CAMPO Meeting, Monday, August 14, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Room 2.102, Joe C. Thompson Center, UT
Dean Keeton (26th Street) and Red River Streets