Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said TxDOT's response to
the ice storm in North Texas could have been better if the agency was properly
Jenkins made the remarks Tuesday at the weekly meeting of
the Dallas County Commissioners.
Jenkins said TxDOT has suffered from the budget cuts of
"When you underfund and underfund and underfund
transportation and you see problems like this, it's not because of the men and
women of TxDOT," Jenkins said. "It's because our legislature will not step up
and adequately fund transportation in this state."
Jenkins said TxDOT needs billions of dollars just to keep up
with pothole repair on existing roads and they don't have it.
Jenkins said the North Texas Tollway Authority did a better
job along its system because of greater resources and fewer miles of road to
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