Friday, August 3, 2007

ACTION ALERT - Senate Transportation Hearing at DFW Airport

Texas State Senate Hearing Tues., Aug 7!
For those in North Texas, please try to attend and give testimony against toll proliferation, market-based tolls (highest possible tolls), and the Trans Texas Corridor.

Read these for more background...
-- TxDOT "audit" claims we need to pay even more than tolls and gas tax!

-- Market valuation hits the fan

Texas Senate Transportation & Homeland Security
Hearing scheduled in Irving August 7th


COMMITTEE: Transportation & Homeland Security
TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, August 07, 2007
PLACE: Irving Lecture Hall, Westin DFW Airport
CHAIR: Senator John Carona

The Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security will meet on August 7, 2007, in Irving. The hearing will be held at the Westin DFW Airport hotel on 4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas.

The Committee will begin at 8:00 a.m. and hear invited and public testimony on the implementation of legislation and related issues.

Agenda (subject to change)


Panel 1: Texas Transportation Commission/Texas Department of Transportation

Panel 2: Regional Transportation Council and North Texas Turnpike Authority

Panel 3: TEX-21

Panel 4: Infrastructure Issues

A. Trends in Infrastructure (Bob Cuellar, URS Corporation)

B. Infrastructure Protection (Albert Samano, TRC Corporation)

C. Managed Lanes (Dr. Chris Poe, Texas Transportation Institute)

D. Continuing Concerns (David Stall, CorridorWatch)


Panel 1: Steve McCraw, Dir. of Homeland Security, Office of the Governor

Panel 2: Thomas Davis, Executive Director, Department of Public Safety

Panel 3: Gangs

A. Fred Burton, Stratfor

B. John Chakwin, Special Agent in Charge, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dallas

C. David Erinakes, Homeland Security Policy Advisor to the Chairman


Recommendations: Write out your testimony and attach supporting documents to enter into the record. Send copies of your testimony by e-mail to

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