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Old 02-15-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Any possible expansion of Loop 1604 between Bandera Road and Interstate 35 will be on hold longer than expected because a federal environmental study could take another three years to finish, Alamo Regional Mobility Authority officials said Thursday.[LEFT]
Read more: Expansion of Loop 1604 hits another roadblock - San Antonio Express-News
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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LOL. Typical.

One step forward... Two steps back. Welcome to San Antonio.




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Old 02-15-2013, 11:35 AM
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I read that article in the E-N this morning. IMO, the good news to come out of it is that TXDOT is managing the local end of the environmental study, rather than the RMA. According to the article, TXDOT has more resources to comply with the complex process. Bexar County, spurred on by commissioner Kevin(!) Wolff, is also cutting the RMA staff way back, since they don't have a toll project to manage. This way, local taxpayers can save a few bucks by not having to pay a staff whose only job is to submit a wave of data to the Feds, followed by sitting around and waiting for the next wave of requests for data.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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These bloody morons. They don't care about the environment: while they're waiting for this study, how many gallons of motor oil from cars stuck in traffic are going to leak on 1604? How many unnecessary tons of carbon dioxide? *shakes head*
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM
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These bloody morons. They don't care about the environment: while they're waiting for this study, how many gallons of motor oil from cars stuck in traffic are going to leak on 1604? How many unnecessary tons of carbon dioxide? *shakes head*
If those were primary concerns, I doubt the roads we have now would have been built in the first place.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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By the time anything gets done in SA, cars will be flying in other cities.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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Why would people choose to live in an area with inadequate roads? It seems like a major detriment to quality of life, spending so much time in traffic.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Why would people choose to live in an area with inadequate roads? It seems like a major detriment to quality of life, spending so much time in traffic.

This was my instant response...time to move, again!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Why would people choose to live in an area with inadequate roads? It seems like a major detriment to quality of life, spending so much time in traffic.
A lot of people have lived in areas with adequate roads. But then, the city allows a ton of new development in an area without requiring (or having the legal authority to do so) the new development to help fund the expansion of the formally adequate roads. Now, everyone rightfully complains, except those that made money and don't even live in the area.

Still, given that people who live in the new developments pay a significant amount in taxes, a solution is eventually found, but public infrastructure like this can take years longer than the initial private construction.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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yeah its terrible news. at least the 281 north corridor EIS will be done soon. that area desperately needs expansion, like 10 years ago.
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