County officials say a multi-million dollar repair of Bolivar Peninsula’s main highway failed and they support an emergency request by the Texas Department of Transportation to make quick fixes.

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John Merritt

From the Galveston Ferry to High Island needs to be a toll road, to provide money to raise properly and move sections of the road. The east end of 87, down by High Island, should be rebuilt as a bridge for several miiles. Also, TxDot needs to build a method of communication to inform motorist coming from the East and Galveston about the length of the Ferry line. Many would choose to avoid the Ferry if they knew in advance about the time required to ride the ferry, which would eliminate some of the crowding. Come on TxDot, we can do better than this. And last hurricane, people died because that road was flooded.

Gary Miller

Trump made a covid 19 vaccine available three or four years faster than experts said it could be. How? By bypassing thousands of beaurocrats. Hwy 87 could be raised years faster by using the Trump method.

Donald Glywasky

PFizer opted out of the trump initiative because it was far along in its vaccine development; it had gotten funding from Germany

Carlos Ponce

Check out what the Liberal New York Times printed on the topic:

"Pfizer has distanced itself from Mr. Trump and Operation Warp Speed. In an interview on Sunday, Kathrin Jansen, a senior vice president and the head of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said, 'We were never part of the Warp Speed,” adding, 'we have never taken any money from the U.S. government, or from anyone.'

On Monday, a spokeswoman for Pfizer clarified that THE COMPANY IS PART OF OPERATION WARP SPEED as a supplier of a potential coronavirus vaccine.

Although it’s true that Pfizer and BioNTech had been working on a vaccine all year before the companies struck their deal with the U.S. government in July, a $1.95 billion deal is nevertheless a significant incentive to keep going. In fact, international health organizations have long used such market guarantees to encourage for-profit manufacturers to supply vaccines to the developing world."

Now, if you don't believe the NYT, here's a PRESS RELEASE from Pfizer:

Ted Gillis

There is an old abandoned railroad right of way well north of 87 coming out of High Island to Gilchrist. The state should investigate acquiring that route from the current land owners and build an elevated roadway there. They can then abandon the current road and let the gulf take it.

Jarvis Buckley

If your counting on TexDot for a quick fix . Forget about it!!!

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