A state representative has come out with guns blazing against
the Trans-Texas Corridor project.
State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, has filed two bills
that, if passed, would effectively kill the project.
One bill - HB1881 - would repeal the authority for the
establishment and operation of the Trans-Texas Corridor, essentially removing
it from the state's transportation code.
The other bill - HB1880 - would prohibit public pension
funds in the state from investing in any private toll road project, thus
cutting off a potential source of funding for the Trans-Texas Corridor.
According to her Web site, Kolkhorst has long been an
opponent of the Trans-Texas Corridor, and has worked with the anti-corridor
group Corridor Watch.
The pension bill has been referred to the House Pensions and
Investments Committee, while the authority bill has been referred to the House