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Archive for January, 2009

Letter to Editor about Governor Perry’s eminent domain farce

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The letter below was written by Linda Lancaster whose entire family on her mother’s side has land and corn-producing farms in the path of TTC-35 east of Temple. She contacted Governor Perry’s office about his feigned new-found love of private property rights and said that if the Trans Texas Corridor was a regular road for […]

Perry insults toll opponents as stupid

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Analysis of Governor Rick Perry’s interview with the Dallas Morning News about transportation below is provided by Susan Ridgway Garry of ACRE, a grassroots group of farmers opposed to the Trans Texas Corridor. January 26, 2009 By Susan Ridgway Garry of ACRE Dear Friends: Beginning with Perry’s “vision” of the Trans-Texas Corridor criss-crossing our state’s […]

Planning Commission takes on TxDOT, Trans Texas Corridor in Nacogdoches

Monday, January 26th, 2009

TURF Board member Hank Gilbert is the President of the 391 planning commission in the Piney Woods/Nacogdoches region and they’re using local government to challenge the Trans Texas Corridor. Go Hank! PRESS RELEASE -January 16, 2009 PWSRPC Hosts Meeting with TxDOT, EPA Next The Piney Woods Sub-Regional Planning Commission (PWSRPC) took another step in the […]

Non-toll alternative proposed for 281

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Link to article here. Non Toll Alternative for 281 Proposed Local officials to submit wish list for federal economic stimulus funds By Jim Forsyth WOAI Newsradio Wednesday, January 14, 2009 For the first time ever, officials are floating a proposal to build the long planned new main lanes of US 281 outside of Loop 1604, […]

TTC is NOT dead

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trans Texas Corridor renamed, not dead TURF supporters demand ACTION, not rhetoric TURF reaction to TxDOT announcement: The announcement by TxDOT Executive Director Amadeo Saenz at the Texas Transportation Forum that the “Trans Texas Corridor, as it was originally envisioned, is no more,” is just another in a series of comments to lead […]


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