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.
INVITED TESTIMONY: TRANSPORTATION
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)
INVITED TESTIMONY: HOMELAND SECURITY
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 DFWRCC@gmail.com.