Friday, November 18, 2005

More Trans Texas Corridor Sites

One of our readers was kind enough to send me links to some additional Texas Corridor Web Sites:

Trans-Texas Corridor

Excerpt: "Porkus Maximus Tex: A giant, voracious subspecies of pork-barrel cronyism inhabiting the Lone Star State. Will thrive in a climate of apathy, or when given little or no attention by citizens, who are unwittingly consumed.”

On Eminent Domain
"Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, an El Paso native, laid it out: 'Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random. The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms. As for the victims, the government now has license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more. '"

Source: http://transtexascorridor.blogspot.com/

TTC News Archives

This is a site that reprints several TTC news articles from around the state with primary focus on Collin County.

Source: http://corridornews.blogspot.com/

The Muckracker

Sal Costello’s site is described: “The founder of the Texas TollParty.com Shines a Light on the Dark Corners of Special Interest Boondoggles: Double Tax Tolls and Trans Texas Corridor Tax, Toll & Debt Schemes.” The site also has an excellent list of other TTC sites.

Source: http://salcostello.blogspot.com/

Texas Toll Party

You can easily send a message to your state representatives regarding the TTC.

Here’s an excerpt from the message:
“Taking one-half million acres of Texan's land, to exclusively generate revenue at the expense of open government, private property rights, and thousands of Texas communities will not stand.”

Sign a petition to stop TTC and view the growing list of petitioners.

Source: http://www.texastollparty.com/ttp_trans_texas.php

Trans Texas Corridor Research Committee

Excerpt: “The TTC is 4000 miles of ¼ mile wide toll roads, broken into 11 separate corridors and covering 584,000 acres of productive Texas farm and ranchland. It will consist of four truck lanes, six vehicle lanes, two high speed passenger rail lines, two commuter rail lines, two high speed freight rail lines and 200 feet of corridor designated to house underground pipelines for utilities such as water, natural gas, oil and fiber optics. This same 200 feet area will also accommodate overhead tower electric lines.This series of toll roads or “four priority corridors will parallel:1-35, I-37, I-69 (proposed) from Denison to Rio Grande Valley;I-69 (proposed) from Texarkana to Houston to Laredo.1-45 from Dallas-Ft. Worth to Houston. I-10 from El Paso to Orange.”

Source: http://transtexascorridorresearch.blogspot.com/

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