AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas Department of Transportation is
pulling the last plug on the Trans-Texas Corridor, Gov. Rick
Perry's embattled plan to build a toll-road network across the
The agency said earlier this year it was scaling down the
project. Now, transportation officials say it's fully dead.
Transportation Commissioner Bill Meadows broke the news to the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, transportation officials plan to announce they've
selected the "no build" option for part of the corridor that was
to parallel Interstate 35. The development contract with a private
company is being terminated.
The news comes a day after Perry's Republican primary opponent,
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, got the endorsement of the Texas Farm
Bureau - a vocal opponent of the corridor.