TTC Protest

by Christa Lollis

Close to a thousand people showed up in Austin yesterday to protest the proposed Trans Texas Corridor. Many East Texans made the trip to the capital to make sure their voices were heard. A Nacogdoches County resident was there and tells KTRE that if the proposed route is approved their land will be gone. That's why they're hoping the protests will make a difference. "I think we're all working together to try to have transportation projects which meet our local needs that are not devastating for the local economy and local rural land owners," Nacogdoches County resident Larry Shelton explained.   The protests for this weekend are over but the East Texans opposed to the TTC say the fight isn't over until the proposed routes are changed.