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Archive for January, 2007

World Net Daily picks up story of toll road operator buying up TX newspapers!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Link to story here. Texas newspapers sold to Australian interests Editorial change could silence critics of superhighways By Jerome R. Corsi WorldNetDaily.com January 29, 2007 Macquarie, an Australian investment consortium involved in leasing U.S. toll roads, has begun acquiring newspapers in Texas, a move critics say is designed to silence grassroots objection to the planned […]

Senator John Carona interviewed on Dallas blog: Toll roads as proposed and TTC are a MISTAKE!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Listen in here or read the interview with William Lutz of the Lone Star Report below. Senator Carona continues to lead the PEOPLE’S fight against TxDOT’s verison of toll roads and the Trans Texas Corridor! Interview: Sen. Transportation chairman John Carona by William Lutz Lone Star Report January 29, 2007 When you’re talking to Texans […]

Vice Chair of Senate Transportation Committee wants to start with clean slate but his slate is far from clean!

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Link to his editorial here. Check out this Senator’s take on the Austin MPO’s vote to REMOVE Phase II toll plans. He’s the Vice Chair of Senator Carona’s Senate Transportation Committee and he’s actually bringing up mass transit (something other than toll proliferation) as part of the solution. His best comments: “We should never be […]

Carona, Transportation Commission set to clash this session

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Link to article here. Senator, Transportation Department off to rough start in session By Ben Wear Austin American Statesman January 29, 2007 That loud “D’oh!” you keep hearing from East 11th Street is the sound that Texas Department of Transportation officials make every time state Sen. John Carona files a bill. Or opens his mouth. […]

Congressmen re-introduce bill to STOP NAFTA Superhighways, aka- Trans Texas Corridor

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Link to article here. House resolution opposes North American Union Lawmakers seek to block NAFTA superhighway system, continental integration By Jerome R. Corsi World Net Daily January 26, 2007 Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., has introduced a House resolution expressing congressional opposition to construction of a NAFTA Super Highway System or entry into a North American […]

TxDOT threatens retribution against Via Board members for voting with Commissioner Larson!

Friday, January 26th, 2007

We’ve seen it in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and El Paso and now it’s come to San Antonio. The Governor and his Transportation Commission is apparently seeking to make enemies rather than friends by continuing their inexplicable bullying tactics. Read the letter below by Commissioner Tommy Adkisson and to see what the Governor anbd TxDOT are […]

Leibowitz bill would KILL the Trans Texas Corridor

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Link to WOAI story here. Joe Krier here claims that there was controversy like this surrounding the construction of the interstate highway system by Eisenhower. HARDLY! The interstate system didn’t take swaths of private land the width of 4 footballs fields and effectively cut off normal wildlife migration patterns with 1,200 foot slabs of concrete […]

Macquarie buys Texas newspapers in effort to control public info on toll roads

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Link to article in Reuters here. Link to more in-depth Sydney Morning Herald article here. The Sydney Morning Herald and Reuters is reporting that Macquarie Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Macquarie Bank, has purchased American Consolidated Media, subject to regulatory approval. American Consolidated Media owns 40 newspapers, mostly in Texas and Oklahoma. The Hearne […]

Perry’s Transportation Commission hired lobbyists to lobby Congress

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Link to article here. TxDOT is spending upwards of $30,000 a MONTH for lobbyists to lobby Congress. Remember that their letter to the 110th Congress included demands that ALL restrictions on tolling be removed and that they allow the selling of interstates to states so they can then toll taxpayers to drive on them as […]

Oh, so close: MPO once again votes against CITIZENS, but opposition growing!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Link to article here. Had it not been for TxDOT casting two votes to line their own pockets with toll money, it would have come down to a one vote difference. A new board member, a Councilman from Selma Charles Eads, showed up just in time to vote AGAINST THE PEOPLE and FOR TOLLS, along […]

   
   

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