It's Time to do the Travis Two-Step!

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This fall, Travis County voters have the opportunity to invest in protecting and preserving our quality of life by voting FOR Travis County Propositions 1 & 2.

Props 1 & 2 offer a balance of transportation and environmental benefits for Travis County residents. Projects reduce traffic and improve mobility and safety while protecting our drinking water, preserving water quality, and protecting working farms, ranches and locally grown food sources.

    PROP 1 is FOR traffic reduction, improved mobility, safety improvements to roads & bridges, flood control, and sidewalks.


    PROP 2 is FOR land conservation, park improvements, protection of water quality & water supply, and parkland acquisition.

Together, these bonds represent an important opportunity to invest in Travis County, improve our transportation infrastructure, and protect our natural resources. Now is the time to invest. Interest rates are at record lows, and these bonds will create good jobs across our county. These bonds leverage public-private partnerships to help our tax dollars go even farther on the transportation projects. And at the height of issuance and repayment, the cost to the average Travis County taxpayer is only $3.56 a month. For the price of coffee and a breakfast taco, we can have all of these great community benefits!

Our citizen-driven campaign to pass these propositions put together the following video so you can learn all about the bonds, and also find out information about voting.



There is broad and diverse support for Travis County Props 1 & 2. The Travis Two-Step has been endorsed by the following publications and organizations:


The Austin Chronicle

Austin Parks Foundation

Austin Tejano Democrats

Capital Area Asian American Democrats

Capital City Young Democrats

Central Texas Council of Engineering Companies

Central Texas Mountaineers

Clean Water Action

Downtown Austin Alliance

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Hamilton Pool Road Scenic Corridor Coalition

Hill Country Alliance
Hill Country Conservancy

League of Bicycling Voters

The Nature Conservancy of Texas

North by Northwest Democrats

Northeast Travis County Democrats

Real Estate Council of Austin

Sierra Club Austin Regional Group

Stonewall Democrats of Austin

Texas League of Conservation Voters

Travis County Democratic Party

Trust for Public Land

University Democrats

West Austin Democrats

In their endorsement, The Austin Chronicle writes,

“Overall, we believe the two propositions form a balanced approach to Travis County infrastructure needs, and we encourage you to vote yes on both propositions.

These bonds represent real, on-the-ground needs of Travis County citizens, and are the result of a lengthy public process to evaluate and prioritize bond projects. In February, a 15-member Citizens Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC) appointed by the Commissioners Court began evaluating proposed bond projects. The last County bond was in 2005, so it was quite a list! After hours of citizen testimony and public meetings across the county, the CBAC proposed these bond propositions. The Commissioners Court made some adjustments, and unanimously voted to place the bonds on this November ballot.

Now it's up to us, the people of Travis County, to get out and vote FOR Travis County Props 1 and 2! So please join a broad and diverse range of Travis County residents in doing the Travis Two-Step at the polls this November.

Early Voting is October 24 through November 4. Every registered voter in Travis County can vote, and when you do, you can vote at any Early Voting location in Travis County. For a full list of Early Voting locations, CLICK HERE.

On Election Day, November 8, for the first time this year, Travis County voters can cast a ballot at any voting location in Travis County. Every voter can cast their ballot at each and every precinct, and six additional locations across the county:


Travis County Vote Centers for Election Day, November 8, 2011
Travis County Airport Blvd Offices

5501 Airport Blvd

Fiesta Mart Central

3909 N IH-35

HEB South Congress

2400 South Congress

Randalls Brodie and Slaughter

9911 Brodie Lane

Randalls Research and Braker

10900 D Research Blvd @ Braker Ln

Randalls South Mopac and William Cannon

6600 South Mopac @ William Cannon

Thanks for reading. We welcome any questions or comments you have. And please get out there and vote FOR Travis County Props 1 & 2!

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  1. Sprawl subsidies
    I like purchasing open land out in the county just because there isn't much of it within city limits to purchase.

    However, that leaves the first half, in which (mostly) residents of Austin are asked to vote to tax themselves to build roads exclusively outside the city limits.

    This time around, at least, they're nice(r) roads than in the past – better support for bikes and peds – but they are still 100% outside the city limits, and therefore, this proposition is still functionally a subsidy to suburban sprawl – exactly the opposite of what we should be doing at this point in history.

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