State Takes Steps to End Trans-Texas Corridor

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  1. TxEMTP69

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    http://www.kiiitv.com/news/txstatenews/63683432.html

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    Story Created: Oct 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM CDT
    Story Updated: Oct 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM CDT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Transportation is taking formal steps to cancel its unpopular "Trans-Texas Corridor" project, which has already cost the state millions of dollars to gather up plans, hold public meetings and conduct environmental studies.

    The $175 billion proposal to build a network of toll roads and rail lines, the brainchild of Gov. Rick Perry, ran into fierce opposition virtually since it was proposed in 2002. On Wednesday, state officials told reporters that it had notified federal highway authorities this week that TxDOT wants to halt what was to be the first leg of the project - along heavily congested Interstate 35.

    TxDOT has already spent about $15 million on environmental studies and planning documents associated with the I-35 corridor, and the cost will go higher as the cancellation process grinds to a halt, officials said.

    (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    AP-NY-10-07-09 1316EDT

    http://austin.bizjournals.com/austin/stories/2009/10/05/daily22.html
     


  2. Major Woody

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    I'm sure the land owners are glad it went down. Say good bye to the King of Spain owning our roads!
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

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    So glad to see this shot down!
     
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    BS from the get go.
     
  5. TxEMTP69

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    My in-laws were possibly going to be screwed by this from the maps we saw
     

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