The Texas Department of Transportation declared Governor Rick Perry’s controversial vision for the $175 billion Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) officially dead. While the governor's grand dream has vanished as a political target, some of the toll roads will live on. The path to these roads was paved with $3.4 million in campaign contributions and up to $6 million in lobby expenditures. While the rush to toll roads creates windfalls for some contractors, the benefits for Texas motorists and taxpayers are unclear.
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