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Archive for December, 2005

TxDOT, under cover from Attorney General, keeps contracts SECRET from the public until it’s too late!

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

An article in the Express-News today (read it here) addresses the need for government agencies to release public records more easily, except when you’re TxDOT! Here’s my letter to the reporter and submitted as a Letter to the Editor… I appreciated your article on Open Records. If you’d like a glaring example of violation of […]

Media coverage on filing of injunction

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

There will be lots more where this came from…because TxDOT broke the LAW! See the article in the Express-News. WOAI News.

Injunction filed to halt construction of toll road on 281!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Congratulations to the army of volunteers and citizens who made this legal action possible! We’re all in your debt! TxDOT and our elected leaders who have failed us will now have to answer to a Judge for their inexplicable behavior of attempting to put a 16 lane toll corridor over our sole source of water […]

Former City Planning Director says we don’t need tolls roads!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Link to Express-News article here. Dave Pasley: S.A. needs more roads, not toll booths 12/21/2005 By Dave Pasley The only thing left to debate about the fix for traffic congestion in the U.S. 281 and Loop 1604 corridors on the North Side is how to pay for more lanes in the existing roadway alignments. It’s […]

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Click to view larger Click to view larger Governor’s response to concerned citizens Here’s how this letter is misleading to the public. Page 1 Paragraph 1 – Right out the gate he claims the non-toll lanes we drive on today will not be tolled. THIS IS FALSE! There is NO WAY they can lay 8 […]

Money Trail

Monday, December 19th, 2005

When it comes to finding the motivation behind the tolling efforts we have to just follow the money trails… ZACHRY JR, H B – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD – ZACHRY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY H B ZACHRY CO/ZACOPAC – Construction Company and PAC DAWSON JR, MR & MRS EUGENE H – CIVIL ENGINEER with PAPE-DAWSON ENGINEERS LOEFFLER […]

USA Today: Governments salivate at cash pay-outs in return for private control of public highways

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Link to article here. Toll roads with a cash-out option Governments look at leasing highways to private sector By Dennis Cauchon 12/15/05 USA TODAY State and local governments are singing a new tune in operating toll roads: selling or leasing them for cash and letting private companies run them. The governments plan to use money […]

Carter Casteel runs away from her record of tolling

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

It’s always interesting to watch a politician who has sold out his/her constituents in favor of special interests back pedal in an election year…Rep. Carter Casteel, District 73, is officially one of them. She’s on Mike Krusee’s Transportation Committee, voted to toll us for FREEways we’ve already paid for, voted AGAINST accountability to the voters […]

RMA votes to spend $300,000 on PR Campaign to “Sell” Tolls

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Another display of sheer unbridled power today at the Alamo RMA (tolling authority appointed by Bexar County Commissioners). Business as usual for them, astounding display of total disregard for the public interest for us! The Board unanimously voted to allocate $300,000 of public money for a PR campaign to push tolls on San Antonians (who […]

Letters to the Editor hit it out of the ballpark!

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

With the exception of one letter whose author seems to misunderstand the lawsuit to stop 281, the Letters to the Editor in the Express-News today hit all the major points! The message is getting out there, thanks to all of YOU! As to Peggy’s concerns…TxDOT has not complied with existing law and they have FAILED […]


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