Austin Business Journal – Civil rights complaint to FHA threatens funding for toll road

A legal battle could delay construction on the $624 million U.S. 290 East toll road project.

An administrative complaint filed with the Federal Highway Administration argues that the project violates the Civil Rights Act by having a disproportionate impact on low-income and minority people who live around and use the highway.

The complaint was filed by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and the Save Our Springs Alliance, along with the San Francisco-based Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment.

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