Texas candidate would snuff out Trans-Texas Corridor

| 10/18/2006

In Texas, several of the big political races are focusing on the governor’s proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, an extensive toll road and rail system that private developers would build at a cost of as much as $186 billion.

But the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Democratic attorney general candidate David Van Os is proposing a state constitutional amendment that would prevent Texas from using eminent domain to acquire private land for the corridor.

Van Os told the Star-Telegram that taking over land for economic development reasons amounts to a “dictatorship.”