Lawmaker introduces bill to put brakes on Trans-Texas Corridor

| 1/29/2007

A state lawmaker in Texas has filed a bill that, if passed, would bring Gov. Rick Perry’s plans for the Trans-Texas Corridor to a screeching halt.

According to local media reports, Rep. David Liebowitz, D-Bexar County, proposal would prohibit the Texas Department of Transportation from buying land or issuing contracts for the project.

Liebowitz told local radio station WOIA that the Corridor would “destroy rural Texas as we know it.”

If the entire series of proposed corridors were built, they would displace nearly a million acres of land – most of it farm land.