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Archive for June, 2007

TxDOT fails to keep its promises, needs to be reined in

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

This is NOT new information to ANYONE who has been following the proliferation of toll roads in Texas or to the communities on the receiving end of them. TxDOT leaders are bullies, they’re proven liars, and the Legislature had the golden opportunity to rein them in but FAILED to override the Governor’s veto of HB […]

The need for a law to allow Texans to recall a governor

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

The Need For Gubernatorial Impeachment Legislation posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 @ Texas Monthly blog The Need For Gubernatorial Impeachment Legislation In Texas. Why Gov. Rick “39-percent of the votes” Perry Should Teach Political Science 104: “How to Lie to Texas Voters.” From the “git-go” Gov. Rick Perry has lied to Texas voters and […]

Dallas toll agency grabs 121 toll road from Cintra!

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Link to article here. Another multi-billion dollar deal dies for Cintra. They’re not faring too well in Texas…let’s keep it that way! Dallas agency wins toll road By Pat Driscoll Express-News June 28, 2007 The Texas Transportation Commission voted 4-1 today to let a local agency develop the Texas 121 tollway in North Texas rather […]

Tollers at final 1604 hearing trample on Martin Luther King’s legacy

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT COMMENTS! You know the highway lobby WHO IS PAID TO OPPOSE US is getting their pro-toll comments in, continue to flood these guys with all the evidence of the public uprising against the highest possible tolls using “market valuation” by sending your comments in to: Loop1604@hntb.com or by fax (210) […]

Express News coverage of 1604 hearing: The public’s “hot” over tolls!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Link to article here. Public sounds off on Loop 1604 tolls Patrick Driscoll Express-News 06/27/2007 Hundreds of people, many buzzing with anger, packed a hearing Tuesday to listen to the state’s latest pitch on why toll lanes should be added to Loop 1604. The Texas Department of Transportation said rebuilding North Loop 1604 to add […]

Williamson’s spin on SB 792: “The moratorium doesn’t affect TTC-35”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Link to article here. Get the impression TxDOT is just begging for a lawsuit or for the Legislature to stop them from continuing work on the Trans Texas Corridor TTC-35? The legislative intent was clear…it was to halt the TTC pending further study. The people of Texas are in an ALL OUT WAR against this […]

Businessweek: Peak oil looming, means catastrophe for U.S. economy

Monday, June 25th, 2007

JUNE 25, 2007 IDEAS — OUTSIDE SHOT By Eugene Linden Businessweek From Peak Oil To Dark Age? Oil output has stalled, and it’s not clear the capacity exists to raise production With global oil production virtually stalled in recent years, controversial predictions that the world is fast approaching maximum petroleum output are looking a bit […]

Feature: Giuliani’s Trans Texas Corridor ties explored

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

An article in this month’s issue of Manufacturing News tells of Giuliani’s ties to Cintra and Macquarie (partners and two of the largest, most expensive toll companies in the world), and, hence, his connection to the Trans Texas Corridor. We’ve been shouting this from the rooftops and now it’s starting to get traction. Link to […]

Seven in 10 Americans say economy getting worse, site high gas prices

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Link to article here. We’ve been connecting these dots since the gas price hike after Katrina. We’ve also noted the negative savings rate gripping our Nation for over a year (not seen since the Great Depression and even then the negative savings rate didn’t last this long). Lastly, we’ve also noted the growing backlash to […]

Public toll entity knocks out Cintra on 121 deal in Dallas!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Link to article here. I wouldn’t exactly get giddy over this, but it’s a MAJOR step in the right direction. Senator Florence Shapiro fought to give public tolling entities (versus private, foreign companies like Cintra) the first dibs on toll projects, but the problem is, now they’re using up front concession fees (as was added […]

   
   

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