Trans Texas Corridor Dead

Created Tuesday, 06 January 2009 15:18

The original vision for the Trans-Texas Corridor Plan (TTC), called for a corridor of up to 1,200 feet in width that would allow for several modes of transportation in addition to utility transmission facilities. Since the concept was publicly introduced in 2002, communities along the TTC-35 and I-69/TTC study areas have frequently voiced concerns over the corridor width, and viewed the idea as a one-size-fits-all concept, inappropriate for a state as diverse as Texas.

“Texans have spoken, and we’ve been listening,” said Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Amadeo Saenz. “Citizens across the state have had good ideas about how Texas roads can better serve Texas communities. I believe this transformed vision for the TTC and other major corridor development goes a long way toward addressing the concerns we’ve heard over the past several years.”

Since its unveiling, Governor Perry’s ambitious plan would have cost 100’s of billions of dollars and would have been one of the biggest government land grabs in history. Condemming thousand upon thousand of privately owned acres to become the TTC. The TTC plan would have engulfed hundreds of miles along I-35 from Laredo to Oklahoma and from Houston’s IH69.

Although, the ideas of major corridors across Texas are not entirely gone, major corridor projects will now only be comprised of several small segments closer to 600 feet wide and will no longer be called the Trans-Texas Corridor.

For more complete information visit www.txdot.gov

 

 

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