Planning  Bexar County’s Transportation System <ul><li>Mike Villarreal </li></ul><ul><li>State Representative, District 12...
<ul><li>Trends  </li></ul><ul><li>Our Transportation System </li></ul><ul><li>A Draining On Our Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>L...
<ul><li>Our community must anticipate and respond to two significant trends that are already impacting our lives – a rapid...
Bexar County is one of the fastest growing counties. Trends: Fast growing population Source: Texas Data Center, US Census
Trends: Declining Oil Production Rates Source: Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
<ul><li>San Antonio Metropolitan Area is vulnerable to changes in gas prices and expected rise of gas. </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Large Urbanized Areas Our Transportation System Under 1,100 Freeway Lane Miles, 2005 Tampa-St. Petersburg Sacramento Portl...
More Roads Induce More Travel Our Transportation System 7 11 13 15 17 19 21 0.60 0.80 1.00 1.20 1.40 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.20 2...
Source: “ Who drives the most and the least among large U.S. metropolitan regions?” Commentary by Robert Dunphy, Urban Lan...
<ul><li>Our current reliance on automobiles is draining our wealth. </li></ul>A Drain On Our Wealth
Transportation costs have grown faster than income, San Antonio 2000-2006 A Drain On Our Wealth 12.2% 23.9% 33.2% 0 5 10 1...
Drive ‘til You Qualify Transportation and Housing Costs for HHs Earning $20-$50,000 A Drain On Our Wealth
Typical SA household spends more on transportation than housing. H + T = 63% H + T = 48% H H T T A Drain On Our Wealth $15...
<ul><li>The cost of transportation hits low-income families the hardest. </li></ul>Low-Income Families Hit Hardest
Low-Income Families Hit Hardest Share of Income Spent on Housing  Share of Income Spent on Transportation  32%  35%  33%  ...
<ul><li>Our high levels of driving impacts our health. </li></ul>Health Effects
Source:  Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2005 Health Effects: Traffic Fatality Rates
<ul><li>Automobiles create more polluted air than any other source. Although technology has significantly reduced auto emi...
<ul><li>Old sources of funding are drying up. </li></ul>Current Funding Streams
<ul><li>Texas lost $1 billion in federal highway cutbacks in the last two years.  </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio has zero d...
<ul><li>Local governments are attempting to set new priorities: Mayor’s Sustainable Development Plan & County Judge/Mayor ...
<ul><li>What ideas made an impression on you? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do you think should be made in our transporta...
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  • Transportation Town Hall II Pwrpt Nov 08

    1. 1. Planning Bexar County’s Transportation System <ul><li>Mike Villarreal </li></ul><ul><li>State Representative, District 123 </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Our Transportation System </li></ul><ul><li>A Draining On Our Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Low-Income Families Hit Hardest </li></ul><ul><li>Health Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Current Funding Streams </li></ul><ul><li>Local Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Community Direction </li></ul>Outline
    3. 3. <ul><li>Our community must anticipate and respond to two significant trends that are already impacting our lives – a rapidly growing population and a future decline in production rates of oil. </li></ul>Trends
    4. 4. Bexar County is one of the fastest growing counties. Trends: Fast growing population Source: Texas Data Center, US Census
    5. 5. Trends: Declining Oil Production Rates Source: Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas
    6. 6. <ul><li>San Antonio Metropolitan Area is vulnerable to changes in gas prices and expected rise of gas. </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio's transportation system is defined by an extensive road system and above average driving distances. </li></ul>Our Transportation System
    7. 7. Large Urbanized Areas Our Transportation System Under 1,100 Freeway Lane Miles, 2005 Tampa-St. Petersburg Sacramento Portland Milwaukee Orlando Las Vegas Providence Columbus San Antonio Buffalo Memphis 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 2,200 2,400 Population (1,000)‏ Lane Miles of Freeway
    8. 8. More Roads Induce More Travel Our Transportation System 7 11 13 15 17 19 21 0.60 0.80 1.00 1.20 1.40 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.20 2.40 Major Roadway Lane Miles per 1,000 Population Daily Vehicle Travel (Miles) per Capita Indianapolis Columbus Norfolk Oklahoma City Buffalo New Orleans Orlando San Antonio Las Vegas Milwaukee Cincinnati Sacramento Fort Worth Kansas City San Bernardino Ft. Lauderdale Portland San Jose Pittsburgh Denver Cleveland Seattle St. Louis Miami Baltimore Minneapolis-St. Paul Dallas Phoenix San Diego Atlanta Boston Houston Washington DC Detroit San Francisco Philadelphia Chicago Los Angeles New York 9
    9. 9. Source: “ Who drives the most and the least among large U.S. metropolitan regions?” Commentary by Robert Dunphy, Urban Land Institute‏ Our Transportation System 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Minneapolis-St. Paul Riverside-San Bernardino West Palm Beach-Boca –Delray Oklahoma City Ft Lauderdale-Hollywd-Pompano Tampa-St Pete-Clearwater Miami-Hialeah Philadelphia Houston Atlanta Indianapolis Austin Dallas-Fort Worth Charlotte San Antonio Kansas City St. Louis Jacksonville Orlando Cincinnati Phoenix Columbus Seattle Memphis Salt Lake City Detroit San Diego Portland-Vancouver San Jose Norfolk-VA Beach-Newport News Washington Los Angeles Pittsburgh Providence-Pawtucket San Francisco-Oakland Denver Tucson Baltimore Sacramento Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago-Northwestern IN Boston Buffalo-Niagara Falls Las Vegas New York-Northeastern NJ New Orleans Daily Vehicle Miles Per Capita
    10. 10. <ul><li>Our current reliance on automobiles is draining our wealth. </li></ul>A Drain On Our Wealth
    11. 11. Transportation costs have grown faster than income, San Antonio 2000-2006 A Drain On Our Wealth 12.2% 23.9% 33.2% 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Income Transport Housing
    12. 12. Drive ‘til You Qualify Transportation and Housing Costs for HHs Earning $20-$50,000 A Drain On Our Wealth
    13. 13. Typical SA household spends more on transportation than housing. H + T = 63% H + T = 48% H H T T A Drain On Our Wealth $15,200 $14,000 $14,000 $8,850
    14. 14. <ul><li>The cost of transportation hits low-income families the hardest. </li></ul>Low-Income Families Hit Hardest
    15. 15. Low-Income Families Hit Hardest Share of Income Spent on Housing Share of Income Spent on Transportation 32% 35% 33% 22% 31% 37% In Central City Near Other Employment Center Away From Employment Center Households $20,000 to $35,000 Households $35,000 to $50,000 Source: Center for Neighborhood Technologies Note: Employment Centers are job locations with no less than 5,000 jobs. 54% 66% 70% 39% 49% 51% In Central City Near Other Employment Center Away From Employment Center 16% 23% 26% 23% 26% 25%
    16. 16. <ul><li>Our high levels of driving impacts our health. </li></ul>Health Effects
    17. 17. Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute, 2005 Health Effects: Traffic Fatality Rates
    18. 18. <ul><li>Automobiles create more polluted air than any other source. Although technology has significantly reduced auto emissions, dramatic increases in the number of vehicle miles traveled has overwhelmed the advances. </li></ul><ul><li>American Lung Association gave Bexar County Air an “F” for its level of ground-level ozone in its last study of air quality. </li></ul><ul><li>We pay for health care cost of treating children and adults with asthma and other cardiovascular disease, in addition to the economic costs of lost class time for students and work days for adults. </li></ul>Health Effects: Air Pollution
    19. 19. <ul><li>Old sources of funding are drying up. </li></ul>Current Funding Streams
    20. 20. <ul><li>Texas lost $1 billion in federal highway cutbacks in the last two years. </li></ul><ul><li>San Antonio has zero dollars available to improve its transportation infrastructure over the next 10 years. </li></ul>Current Funding Streams: Fed Hwy Trust Fund
    21. 21. <ul><li>Local governments are attempting to set new priorities: Mayor’s Sustainable Development Plan & County Judge/Mayor Transportation Task Force. </li></ul><ul><li>VIA is exploring light rail using an existing line. </li></ul><ul><li>State legislators will consider expanding local taxing or fee authority to invest in transportation infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>State legislation will include a menu of taxing and fee options that require a vote of the locals. </li></ul>Local Initiatives
    22. 22. <ul><li>What ideas made an impression on you? </li></ul><ul><li>What changes do you think should be made in our transportation system? </li></ul><ul><li>If a local tax or fee were proposed to improve our transportation system, would you support it? Why or why not? </li></ul>Community Direction
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