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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TEXAS SENATE

Transportation & Homeland Security Committee
Senator John Carona, Chairman

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2007

Capitol Extension Auditorium
( Room E1.004 )

 

Public Hearing on State Policy For:

  • Toll Roads

  • Public Private Partnerships

  • Trans Texas Corridor

Official Texas Senate Notice

PRESS RELEASE

Written testimony of any length may be provided by mail, fax or e-mail at any time before 6:00pm Thursday, March 1, 2007. See Official Witness Form for specific directions.

Official Witness Form


 

The hearing will also be broadcast live via the Internet [site]


Transportation & Homeland Security Committee

Senator John Carona, Chairman

Chair Vice-Chair Members:
Clerk: John W. Webb
Tel: (512) 463-0067
Sam Houston Building
Room 445

 

The Capitol Extension Auditorium is at the bottom right of this floor plan. The two black boxes marked "E" at the very bottom are the elevators to the north wing of the Capitol.

Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets. Parking is free for the first two hours and $.75 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge: $6.00); accessible parking is available with accessible routes to the Capitol. Metered spaces are available throughout the complex.

Urgent Notice to CorridorWatch.org
Members and Others Challenging the Wisdom of the TTC:

It is extremely important that anyone and everyone who has a concern or issue with toll roads, public private partnerships, and especially the Trans Texas Corridor attend this public hearing and if possible offer testimony to the Senate Committee.

This means you.

This hearing represents the very first time that our state government has asked for input on the Trans Texas Corridor with the express purpose of listening to you.

Please do not squander this opportunity & privilege.

CorridorWatch.org calls on all members to attend this public hearing. CorridorWatch leadership will arrive at the auditorium by 8:00am.

While we invite you sign-up to speak, it is not necessary that you speak. Your presence with a Corridor Watch lapel sticker (available for you that morning) will demonstrate our strength and mutual concern.

We need your support.

Thousands and thousands of our members have asked the question,
"what can we do?"

Thursday, March 1st the answer to that question is attend this public hearing.

It may be the single most important thing that you can do this year.

We know that the hearing is on a workday. We know that you have other personal and business responsibilities. We know that not everyone who shares our concerns can attend the hearing, even if they want to.

If you cannot attend the hearing please do three things for us:

1. Call your Senator and ask that he or she attend this hearing. Tell your Senator's office that you will be unable to attend the hearing yourself and that you would like to leave your name and share with them your concern about tolls, privatization and the TTC.
(get the phone number here)

2. Fax a personal letter from yourself to Chairman Corona at 512.463.2840 expressing your concerns about tolls, privatization and/or the TTC; if you do not have access to a fax machine mail your letter as soon as possible to: Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee, PO Box 12068, Austin, TX 78711-2068. Include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and sign your name with this statement, "I hereby certify that the above statements by me are true and accurate and that the testimony I give before this body will be true and accurate."

3. Fax or mail a copy of your letter to Senator Corona to your own State Senator (get contact information here).

Thank You!

We have expended years of effort challenging the TTC and the hard work is starting to payoff. We are getting the attention of those who can make a real change in the direction of the TTC. Now is not the time to let up.

Linda and I look forward to seeing and visiting with you at the Capitol on Thursday, March 1st.

David & Linda Stall
CorridorWatch.org

MAP: Capitol Extension Auditorium

 

       

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