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Archive for March, 2006

TTC high speed cross border train from Mexico to Dallas to get Prop 1 rail funds

Friday, March 31st, 2006

NOTE: The Trans Texas Corridor will receive funds from the blank check Prop 1 corporate rail slush fund just like we said it would before the voters of Texas got duped into passing it! Authorities eye high-speed cross border train from Dallas – Mexico Robin Brundell BNamericas.com Business News Americas (Latin America’s Business Leader) Friday, […]

TxDOT Public Meetings on 281….SCORE!

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR COMMENTS ON RECORD! Be sure you’re on record against the tolling of 281 by submitting comments to US281@hntb.com through April 10. If you do not receive an automatic reply that they received your email, call (210) 349-2277. Some major points to make: (Feel free to use the wording from […]

South Chamber debate

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Debate coverage here. See David Hendricks’ commentary saying pro-tollers won the debate and that our side has no arguments. Apparently he didn’t show-up to the same debate, or perhaps this pro-highway lobby columnist prefers to see it that way: see “article” here. Did Joe Krier help you write this, sir? Wanna chime in? Write more […]

Pre-Debate Thornton…THIS IS TELLING!

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Governor-appointed Tolling Authority Chair Bill Thornton showed he and the toll-pushers have no clue the economic impact of their decisions and doesn’t care a stitch about anything other than taking more of YOUR money: When a supporter asked him to be careful with our tax money before the debate started, Thornton’s response: “I’m only interested […]

Trans TX Corridor may be on track for fast freight trains

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Read the story. Corridor may be on track for fast freight trains Web Posted: 03/30/2006 12:00 AM CST Patrick Driscoll Express-News Staff Writer AUSTIN — The Cintra-Zachry consortium has upped its ante on the Trans Texas Corridor, offering Wednesday to develop high-speed freight rail tracks in addition to its standing proposal to build toll lanes […]

The foolish plan to sell American toll roads to foreign companies

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Link to Slate.com article here. Note to Joe Krier: Here’s another article showing at least a 12% return on investment in these sweetheart monopolies you’re giving foreign companies! Lost Highway The foolish plan to sell American toll roads to foreign companies. By Daniel Gross Slate.com Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2006 If a governor told you […]

AZ Daily Star: Road builders operate on different planet than taxpayers who pay for them!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

State must decide how to finance road construction Published: 03.28.2006 Arizona Daily Star Our view: Some suggest users pay tolls, but all Arizonans should share the costs Better communication is required between those who build our state highways and the people who set income levels and hours for ordinary workers. At the moment, it appears […]

Driscoll’s blog gets it right: what TxDOT says and what it means are two different things!

Monday, March 27th, 2006

See Driscoll’s blog here. Note how TxDOT doesn’t consider its own ORIGINAL funded plan for 281 (See it here) an option they’re considering. It’s only build it as a tollway or no build as the options. Read more analysis here: satollparty.com/post. This is the sort of defiance we’ll continue ot see from this unelected bloated […]

Express-News: Trans Texas Corridor called an “ENIGMA,” but we prefer “BIG FAT TEXAS BOONDOGGLE!”

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Link to Express-News article here. Once again, secrecy and ambition surround the Governor’s 580,000 acre land and money grabbing Trans Texas Corridor. Futuristic or handsome pay-off for the highway lobby who have generously donated to Perry’s campaign? Either way, it’s no good for the taxpayers. Where corridor goes, no one yet knows Web Posted: 03/27/2006 […]

Canceled Zachry Contract a Red Herring!

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

While there’s much to celebrate in TxDOT canceling the contract with Zachry to begin construction of a toll road on 281 (read about it here), it’s essentially an extension of the victory from January when the Federal Highway Administration pulled the clearance for the 281 project (see blog and story). In TxDOT’s press release yesterday, […]

   
   

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