Overview of Transportation in San Antonio
“Before you can build a house, you have to lay the foundation. It’s not the prettiest part of the house, but if you don’t have a solid foundation, then whatever you build on top of that doesn’t matter. Creating the proper foundation for our transportation plans to flourish and develop is vital.”
Philosophy of Transportation in San Antonio
“We have to focus on developing the infrastructure today to produce successful transportation outcomes for tomorrow.”
Transportation Philosophy in Action
- Currently serving as chair of the Alamo Area MPO (metropolitan planning organization), which is the 3rd largest MPO in the state.
- Worked with Austin’s MPO (CAMPO) to combine 35 expansion plans from Austin to San Antonio, unprecedented for this kind of collaboration to occur.
- Acquired the funds necessary to finish Wurzbach Parkway, a project that was proposed 30 years ago.
- Removed toll lanes on US 281 by working with TxDOT, the Texas Legislature, and the Alamo Area MPO to secure traditional funding.
- Completed the Wilderness Oak extension from Canyon Golf Rd. to US 281, which provides safe access to Tuscany Heights Elementary School, by negotiating a public-private partnership with a local developer to share the cost of the new road.
- Commissioner Wolff worked to partner flood control and transportation projects to expedite completion and save taxpayer dollars, like Hausman Road from IH-10 to Loop 1604.
- Fixing major flooding problem areas in Precinct 3 including Evans Road east of US 281, Bulverde Road at Mud Creek, and Prue Road at French Creek.
- Passed resolution at the county level and with the MPO to include a 100% autonomous lane, a forward-thinking approach that opens up potential federal funding sources.