Tribpedia: Trans-texas Corridor

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The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is a transportation network originally envisioned to be a 4,000-mile network of highways, rail and utility lines. The network was to be funded by private investors and built and expanded as demand warranted.

Gov. Rick Perry proposed the idea in 2002, according to TxDOT documents. The proposal relied heavily on public-private partnerships and toll roads ...

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Traffic along US 77 between Driscoll and Kingsville, Texas.  A 10-mile stretch of this road  from Kingsville to Driscoll is right now a simple state highway with cross-traffic and stop lights. About $50 million is going to be used to upgrade it to interstate highway standards.  6/4/12
Traffic along US 77 between Driscoll and Kingsville, Texas. A 10-mile stretch of this road from Kingsville to Driscoll is right now a simple state highway with cross-traffic and stop lights. About $50 million is going to be used to upgrade it to interstate highway standards. 6/4/12

Rick Perry Calls for More Funds for I-69 Project

A planned interstate highway stretching from South Texas to Michigan remains decades away, but Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that lawmakers should find more money for the project and ones like it.

Caleb Ging and Libby Fischer stand near the Ging family's home in Coupland in front of signs protesting the Trans-Texas Corridor in 2007. The signs were made by Caleb and his parents, Scott and JoAnn Ging.
Caleb Ging and Libby Fischer stand near the Ging family's home in Coupland in front of signs protesting the Trans-Texas Corridor in 2007. The signs were made by Caleb and his parents, Scott and JoAnn Ging.

Tolling Texans: Impact of Trans-Texas Corridor Lingers

Though the controversial proposal to build a 4,000-mile network of highways and rail lines across Texas never came to fruition, the Trans-Texas Corridor proposal helped usher a change in how the state builds roads. The impact is seen in the growth of toll roads and lanes across the state.

State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (l), R-Irving, discusses TXDOT sunset legislation with State Rep. Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, at the Texas House on April 29, 2011.
State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown (l), R-Irving, discusses TXDOT sunset legislation with State Rep. Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, at the Texas House on April 29, 2011.

House Gives Early OK to TxDOT Sunset Bill

Consider it a do-over. The House today tentatively approved the Texas Department of Transportation Sunset bill, the measure that last year sent lawmakers into a surprise special session.