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A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announces approval of Aggie Highway extension - The Eagle: News

A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announces approval of Aggie Highway extension

Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 12:00 am

The Aggie Highway is one step closer to being a reality.

Texas A&M University Chancellor John Sharp announced Thursday that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved the part of the 2014 Unified Transportation Plan that will enable the construction of a portion of the project. The TTC authorized $293 million for use in the project development and construction.

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  • Texas posted at 11:43 am on Sun, Sep 8, 2013.

    Texas Posts: 5

    Agreed; we don't need to integrate College Station with Houston. There are many good things that come w/ being a little isolated from Houston and other large cities; namely crime and other negative influences that come w/ a larger influx of people coming in.

    Keep College Station seperate from Houston and vote 'NO' to this highway. We're paying for it with our tax dollar and we'll have to pay a toll just to use it.

    Wake up people. These guys controlling large amount of public funds obviously have under the table deals going on...if they really had the public interest in mind, this new highway would be a freeway, not a tollway.

  • StopSharp posted at 6:18 pm on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    StopSharp Posts: 1

    Jerry B-CS Spot On! This exemplifies the PATHETIC management skills of John Sharp. He has so many press releases going out that he doesn't even realize the critical inter dependencies between the numb skull-ed things he's up to.

    On the other hand if commercializing a state institution is the "in - thing" then he's doing all the right things. Good ol B/CS has unfortunately seen the last of its better days.

    Can we please just send Sharp back where he came from.

  • jer2 posted at 12:04 pm on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    And with this highway extension, will speed up development along it. Houston and College Station will be touching in 10-15 years.

  • slowpoke posted at 11:33 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    slowpoke Posts: 38

    I hope sharp takes the new road out and never comes back.. what a waste of skin..

  • agnerd posted at 9:04 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    agnerd Posts: 800

    No reason to contribute $300 million in tax dollars to build a TOLL road. Either wait until you have enough money to pay for it w/o the tolls, or adjust the toll rate to balance out supply and demand. If demand doesn't justify the cost to build the road, you don't build it. I'm with the landowners of this one.

  • jerry b-cs posted at 8:43 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    jerry b-cs Posts: 116

    Makes perfect sense, you give someone a five year contract for the operation of the airport, then when the highway opens you begin a campaign that emphasizes that it's only and hour drive to the airport why take an hour flight. By then they will have gotten American to pull out, you then announce the closing of Easterwood and the either the sale of the land or a "partnership"

  • ftw posted at 4:49 am on Fri, Sep 6, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1265

    " upon completion, the commute from College Station to Houston Intercontinental Airport will take a little more than one hour."

    I guess making access to the Houston Intercontinental Airport easier connects well with the outsourcing of the airport.