Proposition 1 Funding Program
In August 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature approved House Bill 1 and Senate Joint Resolution 1, which created an opportunity for Texas voters to decide whether or not to use part of the Rainy Day Fund (made up of oil and gas severance tax proceeds) to fund transportation projects throughout the State. Voters approved this proposal as Proposition 1 in a November 2014 statewide ballot measure.
Projects eligible for Proposition 1 funds include construction, maintenance, and right-of-way acquisition for public roads, except for toll roads. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) share the selection authority (in the Dallas-Fort Worth region) for Proposition 1 funding. Due to a reduction in estimated future Proposition 1 revenues, projects that were initially funded with Proposition 1 funds in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 are now being funded through the Regional 10-Year Plan. This was done to ensure that those prior commitments remain fully funded.
Below is a series of presentations and recommendations associated with Proposition 1.
RTC Action Item
Funding Changes Needed to Fully Fund Previous RTC Commitments on Proposition 1 Projects
RTC Action Item
Project Recommendations for FY 2016 and FY 2017
Presentation - 9/8, 9, and 14/2015
Proposed Projects Year 2 - 9/8, 9, and 14/2015
RTC Action Items
RTC-Approved Year 1 Project List (2015)
Proposed Projects Year 1 - 2/2-3/2015
Project Ideas for 2016, 2017, and 2018 - 2/2-3/2015
TxDOT PROPOSITION 1 INFORMATION
TxDOT Stakeholder Committee Recommendations to the Texas Transportation Commission-9/18/2014