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Archive for January, 2008

Via co-opted into private sector deals

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Link to article here. We all knew why Via suddenly did a 180 and began voting with TxDOT FOR tolls rather with the PEOPLE and voting against…TxDOT’s bullying tactics and promises for a piece of the private sector pie got them to sell out the citizens real fast. Shouldn’t surprise us that government teams up […]

TxDOT Dirty Trick: Closed relief route to force drivers back onto 281

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Terri Hall, Founder/Director San Antonio Toll Party & TURF PHONE: (210) 275-0640 EMAIL: / WEB: / TxDOT’s Dirty Trick Closes popular bypass used by Timberwood Park residents to eliminate free alternative to 281 toll road (San Antonio, TX, January 29, 2008) As if US 281 traffic snarls aren’t bad […]

Hope Andrade of San Antonio to serve as Interim Chair of Commission

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Link to news clip courtesy of Sal Costello, Texas Toll Party here. Hope Andrade Named Interim Chair of TxDOT Hope Andrade, who has served on the commission since 2003, has been appointed to a term to expire “at the pleasure of the Governor”. According to the Governor’s Office, Gov. Rick “39-percent” Perry appointed San Antonio’s […]

Drivers to see major toll hikes

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Link to article here. Drivers to See Major Toll Hikes By Dennis Cauchon USA Today 01-28-08 (Jan. 28) — From the Golden Gate Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike, the nation’s toll booths are getting dramatically more expensive to drive through.The sharp increases come as states endure financially lean times triggered by the housing and […]

Toll Party not shy about Frank Corte’s pro-toll record: voted for highest possible tolls

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toll Party not shy about Corte’s record Corte voted for Governor’s market-based tolls, the highest possible toll tax (San Antonio, TX, January 27, 2008) At Tony Kosub’s campaign kick-off yesterday, San Antonio Toll Party Founder, Terri Hall reminded supporters of the many toll tax hikes Frank Corte loaded onto his constituents, market-based tolls […]

Perry’s corridor a hard-sell; Texans are still saying “NO!”

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Jan. 27, 2008, 10:51PM Perry’s Trans-Texas Corridor plan is a hard sell Officials pitch his proposed road network in packed, skeptical area meetings By RAD SALLEE and ERIC HANSON Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Gov. Rick Perry’s ambitious Trans-Texas Corridor plan, and his advocacy of toll funding for future roads, hit the skids in a skeptical […]

Why the grassroots are ready to run politicians out on a rail…

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said this today… “The American people believe Washington is broken. Middle class families see the cost of living rising. They see more and more of their hard earned dollars being eaten up by college costs, health care costs, housing costs, food costs.” “With all this happening in […]

Kens5 News: TxDOT caught red-handed, admit to hiring lobbyists

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Kens5 News, a CBS affiliate, did a fantastic story on TxDOT’s illegal hiring of lobbyists. Greg Abbott happened to be in San Antonio yesterday, so perfect timing to get face time with the Texas Attorney General. TxDOT is now on notice with the highest law enforcement officer in the state of Texas. Sadly, Abbott chose […]

Developer, not residents, behind push for toll lanes on I-35 in Waco

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Link to article here. Proposal to build new I-35 bridge becomes entangled in toll road debate Wednesday, January 23, 2008 By David Doerr Tribune-Herald staff writer Real-estate developer Rick Sheldon wowed Waco residents in November when he unveiled drawings of an iconic version of the Interstate 35 Brazos River bridge designed to look like the […]

Ft. Bend Town Hall packed with corridor foes

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Link to article here. Fort Bend folks don’t care for Trans-Texas Corridor either Friday, January 25, 2008 By Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News TxDOT is finding few supporters for the plan as they conduct a series of town hall meetings If Texas Department of Transportation officials were looking to gain support for the controversial […]


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