Trans-Texas Corridor under wraps till after election?Submitted by McClarinJ on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 10:11
On Feb. 2 I met a young civil engineer from Spain on a flight from Houston to Newark. He said he was working on a project in Texas. I wish I had asked him what company he worked for and what the project was. There's only one I can think of that would need civil engineers from Spain, the "completely dead" Trans-Texas Corridor. The contract had been awarded to a Spanish company.
A TexDOT official admitted the project was alive recently but the media have not seemed interested in expanding the story or pushing it to the fore. Is investigative journalism today restricted solely to sex scandals? Could Media elites have ordered the story off limits?
I think incumbent Governor Rick Perry would go down in flames if Texans suspected the huge project to connect Mexico and Canada was just being kept under wraps till after the election.