The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved distributing $63 million to 12 projects for air quality improvement and congestion mitigation.
The City’s proposed projects add up to $60.4 million. The projects include building more protected bike lanes and alleviating traffic at railroad crossings.
Rick Casey talks to the Rivard Report’s Brendan Gibbons about the state attorney general challenging the EPA over San Antonio’s air quality.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office has asked a court to review an EPA determination that San Antonio’s air no longer meets a federal standard for ozone.
San Antonio’s ozone levels have decreased in recent years, but they are still higher than a proposed new national standard announced in 2015.
On a Monday morning last November, the front row parking at Noah’s Event Venue was blocked off for public officials from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Recognizing that air quality is a regional pursuit, a coalition of local city and county governments is working together to exchange ideas and model best practices in an effort to curb pollution in the San Antonio area.