Lawmakers Lied to Texans! The equation is simple, the People of Texas do NOT want the Trans-Texas Corridor and Toll Roads, but Gov. Rick Perry, lawmakers and their special interests do. So guess who wins?
People of Texas, contact your Senators and House Representatives and demand that they honor their promises to the people. No Corridor and No Toll Roads!
Tell them to vote AGAINST SB 404 Friday, Senator Carona's bill that allows the sale of our public highways to private corporations will head to the Governor's desk where it will become law.
Also tell them to vote AGAINST SB 17 authored by Rep. Nichols, is tied to Carona’s SB 404. If the House votes to re-authorize CDAs, it’s contingent upon SB 17 passing as well. SB 17 purports to protect the public from private toll contracts and make CDAs only a last resort. However, the way the current bill, SB 17, is structured, if the public toll entity cannot get the financing together to do a public toll road, they'd have to pass the project to TxDOT who would hand it to the private developer. Even worse, Nichols has amended the bill to remove all the projects involved in the Trans Texas Corridor TTC-69 corridor from many of those “protections,” and he’s agreed to protect the private operator’s financial “interest” in the project, hanging the taxpayers out to dry.
Lawmakers promised Texans No Corridor and No Toll Roads. Now they are trying to sneak these bills past the public's knowledge!
Tell them to keep their promises!