Texas Gov. Rick Perry expanded the Texas Congress' special session call to include transportation funding.
"Texas' growing economy and population demand that we take action to address the growing pressure on the transportation network across the state," Gov. Perry said. "As we enjoy the benefits of a booming economy, we have to build and maintain the roads to ensure we sustain both our economic success and our quality of life."
The special session will now also consider the following issue:
• Legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.