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In one key provision, the measure would repeal the Trans-Texas Corridor, a proposal by Gov. Rick Perry to build a $184 billion network of toll roads over the next 50 years.
The 22-9 vote Monday put Fort Worth, Arlington and other Tarrant County cities closer to a long-sought goal of financing billions of dollars in road and rail projects. But supporters face more challenges as the legislation moves into the hands of a House-Senate conference committee with seven days left in the 2009 session.
Originally posted by timewalker
People in Texas are opposing this bill because it would add a gas tax of 12.5 cents to pay for local infrastructure for roads,rail and commuter rail. I do not think most know that it will abolish the Trans Texas Corridor that would be a cancer for the country. They usually sneak these kind of bills IN under radar, not OUT. This is probably the plan though, get the public to oppose the new taxes and in comes the TTC.