Funding of Transportation

1997 Travis County Highway Bonds

Summary of 1997 Travis County bond election transportation items (reference post)

(Source: Austin Chronicle)

2001 Travis County bond election items of transportation interest:


  • $32.7 million for SH45 north and FM1826
  • $66.2 million for SH130

Other interest:

  • $57.4 million for other road projects (none within city of Austin; city of Austin taxpayers charged same rate as people in unincorporated Travis County)

(From Travis County’s poorly maintained site):

  • $3.5 million for SH45 south right-of-way
  • $4 million for SH130 right-of-way

Other highlights in that election were:

  • $36 million for other road projects (none of which were inside Austin city limits; but paid for by all Travis County residents)
  • $1.6 million for MKT trail, which I don’t recall ever seeing any action on