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Of course the TTC was never really dead. It still existed in the Texas Transportation Code and in the well-laid plans of Texas State officials. But a bill eliminating that entire section of law has been filed. If the bill is passed, TxDOT would no longer have the authority to build the road/rail/utility corridor. So, Governor Perry and his toll road backers have to move quickly.
“We’re talking toll roads. We’re still talking comprehensive development agreements, which allow foreign companies such as Cintra-Zachary to have a huge stake in the future of Texas transportation. We’re still talking massive projects. We’re still talking about the Taking of Private Property
Perry's "Trans Texas Corridor" would create six-lane highways shooting across the state, north to south and east to west, that loop around the large population centers. He said the loops will reduce congestion and pollution, improve safety and speed up trade routes. The plan includes six rail tracks that Perry said would enhance business opportunities under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Currently, private firm Cintra Zachry is helping plan and identify solutions to development and financial challenges associated with the TTC-35 corridor. Their work is embodied in a master development plan. This plan is a living document that will be updated over the next 50 years as transportation needs change. Under that same CDA, SH130 Concession Company will design, build, finance, operate, and maintain Segments 5 and 6 of State Highway 130. When complete, this project will be a part of a new, 91-mile tollway providing needed relief to congested I-35 through Central Texas.