Trans-Texas Corridor update

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It’s been five years since the Trans-Texas Corridor was originally proposed, and it has taken five years for those opposed to the construction of the road to see some news go their way.

On Tuesday, the senate passed a bill which would require TX-DOT to use existing routes for a potential corridor.

Also this week the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee voted to send Senate Bill 1267 to the Senate.

That bill would prevent the state transportation department from entering into contracts in which private companies build roads in exchange for permission to charge tolls.

Those in favor of the bill would like a two year moratorium on the contracts for the Trans-Texas Corridor because they feel there aren't safeguards in place to control the toll fees.

It's a step in the right direction for those opposed to the proposed toll road.

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