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VIA Board Trustee Amanda Merck

We can’t ignore the harms of auto-dependence in the transit-aquifer debate. 

While the Texas Department of Transportation proposes a $1 billion project to expand 1604 to a 10-lane roadway between Bandera Road and Interstate 35, the Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan (EAPP) continues paying ranchers and other property owners to place their property in conservation easements, limiting development and other activities that may impact water quality or quantity entering the aquifer.

VIA Board Trustee Amanda commentary in the latest “The Rivard Report” addresses the impact of public transit as San Antonio continues to grow.

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