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Archive for August, 2006

Radio debate: Casteel essentially calls Perry a liar

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

In another stunning admission, David Casteel of TxDOT concedes they have the money to fix our freeways (ie – 281), but would rather indebt us for our lifetimes to foreign companies so that they can have more “play money.” He went into the usual bureaucratic gobbly-gook straining for a reason to possibly justify tolling us […]

Average commute time getting shorter

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Link to AP article here. Also, link to Pat Driscoll’s Express-News blog article demonstrating SA commute time has only gone up 3 minutes in the last 25 years here. More bad news for the tollers. This demonstrates once again that the pro-tollers are CREATING A CRISIS that doesn’t really exist accept in isolated cases. Note […]

Union warns of drug-addicted Mexican truckers, unsafe rigs on corridor routes

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Link to article here. NAFTA superhighway to mean Mexican drivers, say Teamsters Union warns of drug-taking truckers, unsafe rigs on planned trade routes World Net Daily August 28, 2006 WASHINGTON – The NAFTA superhighway, a north-south interstate trade corridor linking Mexico, Canada and the U.S., would mean U.S. truckers replaced by Mexicans, more unsafe rigs […]

Pat Buchanan: The NAFTA superhighway coming soon

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Link to article here. The NAFTA superhighway: Coming soon Commentary By Pat Buchanan World Net Daily August 29, 2006 This is a “mind-boggling concept,” exploded Lou Dobbs. It must cause Americans to think our political and academic elites have “gone utterly mad.” What had detonated the mild-mannered CNN anchor? Robert Pastor, vice chair of the […]

Even members of Congress clueless about NAFTA Superhighway…while it’s already under construction!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Link to article here. How NAFTA superhighway is built under radar screen Officials say they see no budget ‘earmarks,’ because they don’t know where to look World Net Daily August 29, 2006 WASHINGTON – Ask some members of Congress about plans to build a “NAFTA superhighway” connecting Mexico and Canada via the U.S. and you […]

Denver Post/RMN series on failed toll roads & private companies exploiting the public trough

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

High gas prices and consumer resistance to toll increase nets Denver toll road $10 million loss Colorado government seeks private investors for ailing toll road Financially troubled toll road exploring private lease as bail-out Toll road looks for debt help Editorial on how to bail out failed toll road; answer – private firm to take […]

MPO votes to give contract to firm guilty of OVERBILLING TxDOT!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

See the story in Toll Road News here. This is an outrage! The MPO Board members likely had no idea, but the MPO staff is who recommended this contractor and the MPO staff is an arm of TxDOT. TxDOT and the MPO staff are complicit in recommending and hiring a company known for fraud and […]

SHAMELESS: TxDOT involves CINTRA to dangle carrots of lucrative toll contracts to businesses

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Grammatical errors left in for effect. The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a open house for all small business September 20-21st at the Omni South Hotel . TxDOT offers a wide array of contracting opportunities for which we need businesses such as yours to fulfill ours needs. We are looking for business to contract […]

VICTORY AT MPO! Vote to table approval of long-range plan until it addresses board members (and PUBLIC’s) concerns!

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Read news article on the vote here.Commissioner Tommy Adkisson gets superhero status after today’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting. He with the help of Via’s Melissa Castro Killen and even some comments by Councilwoman Elena Guajardo tilted the vote in our favor to get our first REAL VICTORY at the MPO! Guess what did it, […]

Toll Party asks MPO to reject TxDOT’s mythical “funding gap”

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Toll Party MPO Statement MPO TMMP Plan based on flawed projections Plan would require more than $10,000 in NEW TAXES for EVERY person in San Antonio Thousands of San Antonians ask you to vote NOT to approve the Texas Metropolitan Mobility Plan (TMMP) Plan Update in its current form and seriously evaluate the SMP projects […]

   
   

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