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 [...]
Archive for January, 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
Beginning with Perry’s “vision” of the Trans-Texas Corridor criss-crossing our state’s valuable farming and ranching [...]
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 process of maintaining [...]
Link to article here.
Non Toll Alternative for 281 Proposed
Local officials to submit wish list for federal economic stimulus funds
By Jim Forsyth
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, without making them toll lanes, 1200 [...]
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 opponents into believing the [...]