Texas voters approved Proposition 12, which authorized the issuance of up to $5 billion in general obligation bonds.
The 81st Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1, authorizing TxDOT to go to contract on approximately $2 billion in voter-approved bonds for non-tolled highway projects.
Senate Bill 1 signed by Governor Perry, authorizing the issuance of $2 billion in general obligation bonds
TxDOT briefed Texas Transportation Commission on potential uses of Prop 12 funds. Commission directed staff to meet with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop guiding principles for project selection priorities.
TxDOT met with MPOs to develop guiding principles for project selection priorities. TxDOT briefed Texas Transportation Commission on guiding principles developed. Commission directed TxDOT to develop a list of the highest priority projects.
TxDOT identifies $2 billion in projects recommended for Prop12 funding to the Texas Transportation Commission.
Texas Transportation Commission takes final vote on approved list of Prop12-funded projects.
First Prop 12 project contracts will be set for bids.
First Prop 12 projects will begin construction.
Rider 42 authorized by Gov. Perry and the Legislature
TxDOT Districts and MPOs began grassroots effort to identify and select project by working with rural planning organizations, elected officials and the public.
Formal public involvement begins.
September 29, 2011
Texas Transportation Commission authorizes allocations and projects in accordance with Rider 42.
Summer of 2012
Construction bids accepted on first Proposition 12 Program 2 projects.