"An open records request found that CAMPO spent nearly $2.3 billion since 2001."
Nov 14, 2007
KXAN-TV (Austin, TX)
It approves billions of dollars to build roads in Central Texas, but the Capital Metropolitan Planning Organization, or CAMPO, has no way to track the money it hands out.
An open records request found that CAMPO spent nearly $2.3 billion since 2001.
The organization, however, does not keep a complete list of finished road projects to present to board members on a regular basis.
The reports are available, but the board does not have a formal system to keep the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Austin, or Capital Metro accountable.
That's something at least one board member said should change.
"We don't readily obtain that information right now, and I'm telling you that it's something that makes sense, we should do in the future," said CAMPO board member Jeff Mills.
KXAN Austin News will continue to follow the developments with CAMPO's accountability system and will let you know if anything changes.
© 2007 WorldNow and KXAN:
To search TTC News Archives click
To view the Trans-Texas Corridor Blog click