© 2020 Texas Public Radio
Real. Reliable. Texas Public Radio.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Source: Proposed I-35 Changes Bring Tolls | Medical Care Lacking On Eastside

san_antonio_traffic-flickr_user_Steven_Perez-silas216.jpg
Flickr user Steven Perez (silas216)
/
cc

In the first segment:

The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed expanding Interstate 35 east of San Antonio by constructing 15 miles of elevated lanes that would also be tolls according to a presentation they made Monday night in the city of Schertz.  

Heavy congestion on I-35 running between I-410 north and I-410 south  has plagued the city for years and several miles of road were recently approved to be repaired and expanded last year between 410 south and 410 north. Are toll roads the way to relieve San Antonio Traffic?

Joining us to talk about the newly proposed expansion is Laura Lopez, public information officer for TxDOT in San Antonio.

In the second segment:

131030-source-eastside.mp3

The Eastside of San Antonio is lacking medical facilities according to local advocates. Several groups including the NAACP and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) have been pushing for a hospital for several years and there may be at least some light at the end of that tunnel.

The Express-News reported last week that the San Antonio Housing Authority is considering investing money in brining medical services to the Wheatley Courts area as a part of a federal grant.  

We talk with Jackie Gorman, executive director of SAGE, about the need for an Eastside medical facility.  Lou Miller, Chairman of the East Bexar County Health Task Force, also joins us.

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive