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Immigration and Texas governor Rick Perry: a summary - 08/11/11

... Texas." Tancredo also mentions the TransTexas Corridor, a scheme that Perry created. See that, NAFTA Superhighway, and North American Union. While the Beltway has been quite effective at mocking concerns about the latter scheme, a previously secret document revealed by Wikileaks showed that the Bush administration was working on "integrating" the three North American countries. And, see Rick...

TransTexas Corridor still exists, just renamed "Innovative Connectivity in Texas" - 01/18/09

... Transportation (TxDOT) announced that the TransTexas Corridor had been scrapped. But - as even they admit - what they actually meant was that they were doing little more than scrapping the name, breaking the TTC out into individual projects with apparently individual proposals, and scaling back a few things. (The new name for their overall effort is "Innovative Connectivity in Texas/Vision 2009...

Ron Kirk, Obama's U.S. Trade Representive? (supported "NAFTA freeway") - 12/19/08

... Freeway", nowadays called the TransTexas Corridor. While the latter is a real plan in the late planning stages in Texas, endless hacks have claimed that its Mexico to Canada version - the NAFTA Superhighway is just tin foil hat talk. Accordingly, expect fun word games ahead, as Obama's supporters try to explain that that isn't the same as a "NAFTA Superhighway", something that those supporters...

Trans-Texas Corridor to extend south into Mexico - 09/10/07

From this: Official Mexican government reports reveal Mexico has entered discussions with the state of Texas and top officials in the Bush administration to extend the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico, with a plan to connect through Monterrey to the deep-water Mexican ports on the Pacific, including Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas. The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of...

Texas governor Rick Perry opposes border fence, in Mexico - 08/28/07

Texas governor Rick Perry - supporter of the Trans-Texas Corridor - said lots of things on a trip to Mexico today: ..."I don't think [immigration "reform"] is that difficult of an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all of the mean rhetoric and really talk about what is a solution to this issue," Perry told a news conference. Regarding...

Macquarie buys Texas newspaper chain (Trans-Texas Corridor) - 01/28/07

Macquarie is an Australian conglomerate that has interests in U.S. toll roads, including one in Indiana that it co-owns with the Spanish conglomerate Cintra. The latter company will operate the Trans-Texas Corridor, and one of Macquarie's subsidiaries has just bought a chain of 40 small Texas newspapers, some of which were critical of the TTC. Dallas Morning News President Jeremy L. Halbreich...

Trans Texas Corrider master plan released - 09/29/06

From this: State transportation officials say that, with the expected approval today of a master plan on the Trans-Texas Corridor's Interstate 35 twin, they can now release previously confidential documents that have sparked a lawsuit and played a prominent role in the governor's race. The release of the documents, assuming they contain nothing explosive, will probably muffle charges from Gov...

Rick Perry on immigration, Trans-Texas Corridor - 07/19/06

There's an interview here where he's asked about those questions. However, I was unable to get their video player to work, so I don't know how he responded.

Trans-Texas Corridor: "there's something wrong going on in Texas" - 09/16/05

I-NAFTA is rolling right along, but some plucky Americans are trying to put up some roadblocks: Trans-Texas Corridor critics denounced the state's handling of the project on Tuesday and called on McLennan County residents to organize against the proposed transportation network. In a meeting at Tours Hall in eastern McLennan County, speakers urged the roughly 200 attendants to slow down or...

Gov. Rick Perry's vision of the Trans-Texas Corridor - 08/26/05

Texas' Republican Gov. Rick Perry wants to build a massive scar across that state called the "Trans-Texas Corridor". It would consist of roads, railway lines, and energy transport pipelines and, in some places, it would be one-quarter of a mile wide. Now, Raytheon has been selected to provide the booth-less toll part of the massive project. Don't have a toll pass? You'll get a bill in the mail...

Dueling over a scar - 02/09/05

The TransTexas Corridor appears to be closer to reality: AUSTIN - Farmers oppose it, metro area officials are upset about it and now state lawmakers have their own concerns about the Trans Texas Corridor, Gov. Rick Perry's $184 billion plan to build megahighways around the state. While the Legislature would seem unlikely to put the brakes on Perry's ambitious transportation plan, lawmakers appear...

A quarter-mile scar across the Texas landscape - 01/05/05

Say hello to the Trans-Texas Corridor (link): In what sounds like another tall tale told by a Texan, the state has embarked on an audacious project to build superhighways so big and so complex that they will make ordinary interstates look like cow paths. The Trans-Texas Corridor project, as first envisioned by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2002, would be a 4,000-mile transportation network...