Perry Talks Trans-Texas Corridor in Iowa

MASON CITY — On the final campaign stop of his bus tour today — a town hall meeting in a large indoor replica of the fictional town of River City from The Music Man — Gov. Rick Perry was unexpectedly asked about an oldie-but-goodie political issue: the Trans-Texas Corridor.

It wasn't a detailed inquiry about the controversial proposal for a massive transportation network originally envisioned as a 4,000-mile network of highways, rail and utility lines. It amounted to little more than a Seinfeldian "What's the deal with that?"

Texans likely remember that the plan sparked a public ...

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