Saturday, September 02, 2006

Protest of the Gov. Perry- DoubleTax Toll -- Hwy. 121, Dallas, Ft. Worth
Pictures & Video clips!

By Linda Curtis

Tuesday, August 29, 2006----Today's Protest in Coppell, Texas at Perry's Celebration of the Tolling of Hwy. 121 -- the first freeway toll conversion in the state under HB 3588, the same legislation that created the Trans-Texas Corridor.

Check out these short news video clips in DFW, Channel 5:
Here's a video clip from Channel 11. Watch TxDOT boss, Rick Williamson, squirm:
Dear All:

We had some fun this morning in Coppell, Texas, protesting Rick Perry's "celebration" of the first freeway-toll conversion, Hwy. 121. Except -- wait a second -- late yesterday, TxDOT announced that the 121 tolling would be delayed to sometime in November (after the election)! But then...wait another second, Ric Williamson (TxDOT Boss) today at the "celebration" said, 'we might not toll until January', citing the need to "test their equipment". Does he mean their toll equipment, or their voting machines??? Hah!

IF YOU LIVE IN THE DFW area join us and Carole Keeton Strayhorn this Thursday in Lewisville for a press conference with founder (and Indy Texans), Randy Jennings. They will be telling you the truth - we know you CAN handle it -- about Perry's new genre of "double-tax" toll roads -- he and his highway robbin' contributors want to put tolls on roads we've already paid for through the gas tax! Go to for details.

We are identifying precinct, city and state organizers for the Strayhorn campaign between now and election day.

If everyone does something -- and we're counting on thousands of people across the state-- we will dump this Governor, his Corridor and his double-taxing, double-dealing ways. Then, together with Carole, Texans will have a fighting
chance to take back Texas!

Reply to this email and let us know we can count on you! Then, we'll give you a call, or feel free to call us.

Independently yours,

Linda Curtis, founder
Independent Texans
PO Box 14294
Austin, TX 78761
512-535-0989 Austin
817-921-2417 DFW

Save These Dates:

Sept. 30, Saturday, (times to be announced soon) Hands Across the Corridor, coming to your community.

Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 pm, first televised gubernatorial debate, Channels to be
announced. Plan to watch with friends & family.
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by L. J. Curtis

Perry: SH 121 Bypass Is Landmark in Texas Transportation

COPPELL – Gov. Rick Perry today dedicated the opening of State Highway 121 Bypass, calling it a landmark in the history of Texas transportation.

“It is the first road to be completed as a project stemming from legislation passed in 2003 that has allowed Texas to develop new and better ways to pay for highway construction,” Perry said. “And State Highway 121 will be the Texas Department of Transportation’s first all-electronic toll road, with no toll booths to slow traffic down or contribute to accidents and no hassle of digging around for spare change.”

Although the bypass, also known as the Golden Corridor, was built as a toll road, motorists will continue to be allowed to drive on the road at no charge throughout the fall as TxDOT tests the new electronic toll-tag readers.

“This announcement means that drivers will not only have a few extra months to enjoy a toll-quality road without the cost, they will also have more time to get an electronic TxTag sticker, which gives drivers a 10 percent discount on the Golden Corridor and every other toll road in Texas,” Perry said.

Motorists who use the North Texas Tollway Authority’s TollTag or the Harris
County Toll Road Authority’s EZ TAG won’t need a new sticker. And those who would rather pay per trip will still be able to drive on State Highway 121, thanks to new technology that will allow them to get a bill by mail, although the cost will be a little more.

“By leveraging the latest technology and the resources of the private sector, SH 121 will provide North Texans a route that is faster, safer and more efficient – as well as funding for additional road improvements in this part of the state,” Perry said.

Toll revenue from the 121 Bypass will help provide the $200 million it will cost to widen I-35 East through Denton County, the $80 million reconstruction project of FM 423, and many other projects that will help get traffic moving in North Texas.

By the Texas Insider

Carole Keeton Strayhorn & friends working to stop Rick Perry's double-tax tolling of Highway 121 in the DFW area.

Randy Jennings,

Thanks so much for coming, y'all. Hope to see you at meetings happening in your area (check the events calendar) and be sure to SAVE THIS DATE -- Saturday, September 30th for Hands Across the Corridor, coming to your local county courthouse. Stay tuned for details!

Wanna help? Reply to this email or give us a call at 512-535-0989.

George Eliot


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