Thursday, August 17, 2006

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison "very concerned" about Trans-Texas Corridor

Hutchison voices doubts about part of toll-road plan

She sees no need to expand corridor from South Texas to San Antonio

Aug. 16, 2006

Houston Chronicle
Copyright 2006

AUSTIN — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, apparently trying to distance herself from Gov. Rick Perry on the controversial toll road issue, said Wednesday she was "very concerned" about how Perry's proposed Trans-Texas Corridor would route new highways across the state.

She said bypasses to major, congested freeways, including Interstate 35, are needed, but she said it was unnecessary to build a toll road connecting South Texas to San Antonio.

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