Monday, September 27, 2010
If you’re unfamiliar with this issue, please take a look at the series of media articles that have been posted the last few days. They will introduce you to the players and history of the proposed CTA project. Additional articles will be posted as they break or if we find one we missed.
Formula One: For Whom? is a great companion piece to Ben Wear’s F1 article posted below. Debbie Russell understands how the system works and shines light in dark places. See, we’re not alone in being kept in the dark and out of the loop by our elected officials! And here’s the familiar “it’s a done deal” mantra again. Do these developers think we’re that stupid?
One concern about the proposed airport and ‘green’ corporate complex is the amount of traffic it would generate on FM 969 and FM 1704, both two lane roads with no shoulder. A good comparison might be the traffic pattens expected for the F1 (Formula One racetrack) coming to Elroy. Ben Wear’s September 13, 2010 article Roads to F1 could be slow going describes what the future could hold for Bastrop county citizens living along these inadequate access roads.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
After the signing of the 381 Agreement, Suzannah Gonzales wrote a follow up on the proposed airport - Bastrop commissioners approve incentives for airport. Sometimes folks will say ‘”there’s nothing we can do. It’s a done deal”. Well, that’s just not true. Not only are there legal remedies but as stated in this article, “The airport is far from a done deal — parts of the project still must be approved by the county and federal regulators . . .”. It won’t be easy, but there are plenty of ways we can stop this project in its tracks.