For Whom The Road Tolls: A Two-Year Moratorium on Highway Privatization in Texas

Date

2008

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Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Discusses CDAs in Texas and how S.B. 792 may affect their future. Part I1 reviews the history of highway privatization overseas and in the United States. Part I then assesses the types of CDAs used in Texas and analyzes some of their advantages and disadvantages. Part IV examines the limitations that S.B. 792 places on the use of CDAs in Texas. In light of these limitations, Part V addresses available alternatives to privatization for funding transportation development. Ultimately, the touted advantages of CDAs lose their appeal when weighed against their costs, and other methods of transportation funding offer a better alternative for the citizens of Texas.

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Keywords

Transportation privatization, Comprehensive development agreements, Advantages of concession agreements, Disadvantages of concession agreements, Senate Bill 792, Taxing v. Tolling, Publicly-operated toll roads

Citation

Jessica Hurtado, For Whom The Road Tolls: A Two-Year Moratorium on Highway Privatization in Texas, 41 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 653 (2008-2009)