As a concerned motorist living and working and DRIVING in Houston, TX I have noticed that the roads, local, farm to market (FMs), state, and interstate roads, are just one unkempt mess. Debris from car crashes are left at intersections, huge scraps of truck tire were lying on the interstate which took out my fog light. I have seen parts of mattresses and other moving items left near the curb in some areas. There are no street cleaners and I have yet to see any signs for an adopt-a-highway program. Bdaleray told me I get what I pay for living in a state with low taxes (and no state income tax) which I agree. But how expensive is it to implement and maintain an adopt-a-highway plan? I'm not advocating change down here in Texas but I'm very curious about the dollar cost for these programs.