DALLAS - Despite reservations about the state's rising debt service amid falling revenues, Texas transportation officials plan to issue all $4.9 billion of voter-authorized bonds for its projects as soon as possible.

In a discussion at the Texas Transportation Commission meeting last week, James Bass, chief financial officer of the Texas Department of Transportation, noted that fuel tax receipts since September are down about 2.5%, or $49 million. In April, receipts fell 8% or $15 million.

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