Saturday, August 05, 2006

SUBMIT COMMENTS AGAINST CORRIDOR NOW!
A Report on the Central Texas Trans-TX Corridor Hearings
by Susan Garry



TAKE ACTION NOW!

Even if you have objected to the Corridor in the past, send comments in
again now. You can repeat your past objections and/or add new ones. It is
important to get these objections on the official record, which will be
reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration. This may not have an impact right now, but it is important to have these objections on the record, for future efforts.

You do not have to go into detail. You do not have to know everything that
is in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. You can simply say that you are opposed to the Corridor, and then add any specific objections that you
want.

Please mail your comments before August 21 to:

Mr. Ed Pensock, Jr., PE
Director of Turnpike Corridor Systems
Texas Dept. of Transportation
P.O. Box 14707
Austin, TX 78761-4707

You can comment online at www.keeptexasmoving.org. Click on the blue “public comments on TTC-35.” Then fill out the fields and click the “no action
alternative.”


REPORT ON CORRIDOR HEARINGS

To: Coupland Anti-Corridor/Rail Expansion (ACRE) email group
August 3, 2006

The hearings in Central Texas are finished; the schedule now moves to South Texas. Linda Curtis of Independent Texans and Linda and David Stall of
Corridor Watch continue to present the anti-Corridor position throughout the
state at as many hearings as possible, supplemented by local volunteers.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR ACRE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT TO THESE HEARINGS!

It is hard to get out to an evening hearing, but so many of our group did.
Most of our area people attended the Taylor hearing, but some were at
Georgetown, and several were at Manor. It was uplifting to see so many
friends and neighbors.


The Waco hearing saw 1,000 attendees. The Blackland Coalition folks were
determined to beat that record at the Temple hearing, and they did, with
1,600 attendees.

The Manor hearing had about 200 attendees; about 11 people there supported the Corridor. Everyone who spoke was against it. All the candidates who spoke at the Manor hearing opposed the Corridor, including Fred Head, Democrat for State Comptroller; Rock Howard, Democrat for State Senate; Ted Ankrum, Democrat for U.S. Congressional District 10; and Michael Bednarik, Libertarian for Congressional District 10.

Also speaking were Fancy Fairchild and James Shive, who heads up the fight against tolls on U.S. 290 East (Keep290Free.com), and Mary Anderson, co-director of Texans Against Tolls.

Barbara Samuelson, who opposed Krusee in the Republican primary, and who is a filmmaker, was outside the hearing filming people’s comments against the Corridor for her Trans-Texas-Corridor documentary.

AGAIN, PLEASE SEND IN YOUR OBJECTIONS AND ASK FOR THE NO ACTION ALTERNATIVE
BEFORE AUGUST 21.

Atten: Susan Garry at TexansAgainstTolls@yahoo.com

George Eliot georgeliot2009@yahoo.com
www.TexansAgainstTolls.com

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