Skip to comments.Dierschke: Time to terminate Trans-Texas Corridor
Posted on 04/23/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The states largest farm organization is in favor of legislation that would terminate the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) in both name and concept.
Texas Farm Bureau President Kenneth Dierschke expressed support for HB 11 by State Rep. David McQuade Leibowitz (D-San Antonio), which repeals the authority for the establishment and operation of the massive transportation project.
We hope you will agree with us that it is finally time to kill the Trans-Texas Corridor, Dierschke testified before the House Transportation Committee on April 21.
Although the farm organization recognizes the need to build and maintain Texas infrastructure, Dierschke said Texas Farm Bureau policy clearly opposes the TTC due to potential losses of agricultural land and the loss of access to rural communities and private property.
If new highways are needed, landowners should have reasonable access to their property where farms and ranches have been divided, Dierschke said, criticizing TTCs model of limited access. Or, they should at least be compensated where their property is devalued due to loss of access.
Of course, as we have learned through the debate on eminent domain, TxDOT does not compensate property owners for diminished access, he added.
An announcement in January by Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Amadeo Saenz concerning the name changefrom TTC to Vision 2009: Innovative Connectivity in Texasdoes not mean the massive transportation project is dead.
As long as the authority remains in law to construct the TTC, it is merely dormantlike a weed waiting for the right conditions to grow again, Dierschke said.
If the TTC is in fact dead, Dierschke said there would be no further need for the authority under Chapter 227 of the Transportation Code for the establishment, designation, construction or operation of a system of multimodal facilities, including toll roads, rail facilities and utilities.
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Trans-Texas Corridor PING!
took long enough.
Please remove my name from the TTC ping list........ thanks.
Yep Kill it. Kill it Dead. Deader than Dead. Kill it before it multiplies.
The big-wigs in the legislature told TxDot, last summer, to borrow the money and the lege would appropriate it this session.
Well, the budget proposals are on the table and the lege is not appropriating the money.
Good luck trying to derail the Obama version.
Great! Drive a final stake through the heart of that evil abortion!
“Good luck trying to derail the Obama version.”
What is it? I thought he was into highspeed rail.
Whoever decided to plop down this mega-lane monstrosity across some of the State's most productive and accessible agricultural areas needs to have their head examined...or their butt kicked.
Take yer pick :-)
Highspeed rail , Trans-Corridor, what’s the difference. Both will require a large amount of land.It’s one thing to take on Governor Perry, you are racist if you take on President Obama.
I kind of like the idea of HSR since I really don't care for flying.
That would be Rick Perry, aka Gov. Goodhair.
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