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Archive for June, 2006

Feds Encourage Foreign Control of U.S. Interstates

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Link to editorial here. Feds Encourage Foreign Control of U.S. Interstates By Diane M. Grassi The Hawaii Reporter 6/27/2006 Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the 1956 National Federal-Aid Highway Act and since 1990 referred to as the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways. He authorized the connectivity […]

Austin MPO running scared; delays vote on toll roads until after election!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Link to Austin-American Statesman article here. This is beautiful! Reporter Ben Wear actually gives the Austin Toll Party credit (albeit veiled credit) for the defeat of several toll projects and the defeat of certain politicians on CAMPO.

Cintra-Zachry negotiate another secret toll deal for Hwy 130

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Read Driscoll’s article with today’s developments here. WOAI Radio report on the secret deal with comments from the Toll Party here. Here’s the pro-toll version in Toll Road News. Read this press release from Comptroller Carole Strayhorn in response to Perry’s “backroom” deals that benefit the few: IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 28, 2006 STRAYHORN RIPS […]

Loop 1604 Public Meeting: Citizen to TxDOT – “We ought to re-name this project ‘bend over.'”

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Link to article here. Some of the best comments from citizens failed to make the story below. This article is far too tame to have really reflected the outright anger and outrage expressed by nearly all of the citizen comments. Out of more than 2 dozen speakers, only 4 spoke in favor of tolls and […]

Perry: “No state in the nation is laying as much asphalt as Texas”

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

“No state in the nation is laying as much asphalt as Texas,” said Rick Perry in a press release dated June 26 and published in the Texas Insider touting the rapid expansion of the Katy Freeway. Laying the most asphalt is supposed to be something to be proud of? Perhaps the aggregate industry would cheer […]

Trans Texas Corridor & Mexican trucks

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Link to article here. THE NEW WORLD DISORDER Mexican trucks to enter U.S. freely? Bush administration refuses to answer WND’s questions By Jerome R. Corsi June 27, 2006 A U.S. government agency has begun a new audit to determine if the Bush administration has resolved inspection issues that would allow Mexican trucks to enter the […]

TxDOT teams up with international group on Trans-Texas Corridor

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Link to article here TxDOT teams up with international group on Trans-Texas Corridor Dallas Business Journal January 18, 2006 In a rare endorsement, the Texas Department of Transportation is joining the North America’s Supercorridor Coalition Inc., a nonprofit, international organization based in Dallas. The members of Nasco, founded in 1994, aim to develop the highway […]

MPO votes unanimously to add high gas prices to attitudes and perception survey, but…

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Link to Express-News article on vote here. What does it tell you that even TxDOT voted for this? What the good guys tried to accomplish was to get a study that the MPO already conducts and has money allocated for expanded to include a study of high gas prices on the region’s transportation. The study […]

Washington Mutual wants ALL taxpayers to foot the bill for their expansion!

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Link to article here. Haven’t we had enough of developers and big business skirting out of paying for the infrastructure their expansion brings? Here’s a fresh example from Washington Mutual who is essentially threatening the city to NOT add jobs if they don’t agree to make ALL taxpayers pick-up the tab for a road expansion […]

RMA polls drivers on tolls for Wurzbach

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Link to San Antonio Business Journal articlehere. Some of the things the RMA says in this article are misleading. Right off the bat, it states the purpose of this survey is to demonstrate the need to finish Wurzbach. Well, yeah, everyone already knows it needs to be done. The funding has been there for over […]


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