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Monday, March 26, 2007

Trans-Texas Corridor opposition growing

What are Texans doing about the Trans-Texas Corridor project? They're getting organized:

Victoria group plans to fight Trans-Texas Corridor; TxDOT official says there's 'just so much emotion' about the project (VICTORIA ADVOCATE BY DAVID TEWES)
A Victoria-based watchdog group called Citizens for Responsible Government is organizing local opposition to the Trans-Texas Corridor, a futuristic highway network that state officials say is needed to keep traffic moving.
"We feel we need to do something to try to block this effort," said Russell Pruitt, one of the leaders of Citizens for Responsible Government.

'HOWL FROM THE HIGHWAY': Edna man thinks Trans-Texas Corridor would ruin his home,and he wrote a song, 'That New Road,' to say exactly that BY APRILL BRANDON - VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Carlos Guerra writes in the San Antonio Express: Stopping toll roads not so simple when the Legislature is involved-- ... Perhaps for varying reasons, thousands of TTC opponents packed TxDOT hearings throughout Texas. Shortly after the Legislature convened, the anti-tollers were encouraged when several anti-TTC bills were filed, especially Senate Bill 1267, which was filed by Sen. Robert Nichols, a former member of the Transportation Commission....

During the 2006 gov race in Texas, independent candidates Carole Keeton Strayhorn and Kinky Friedman won almost 30% of the vote between them. Many independents are opposed to the Texas toll road:
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who presides over the Texas Senate, has been at odds with Craddick off and on. But he and the solid Republican majority in the Senate, in the post-9/11 years, with a Texan in the White House, have kept a closed season on the governor.
But now, it seems the Perry-hunting season is perpetually open. The 39 percent governor, as the Democrats love to call him - referring to his re-election plurality last year - finds things backing up on him....

This article has many links and lots and lots of info on the Trans-Texas Corridor: Farm Bureau Describes TTC Project As A Disaster For Farms And Ranches (KWTX)

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