Hutchison lays out transportation plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who's running for Texas governor, is calling for increased transparency at the Texas Department of Transportation and wants to build a high-speed rail network connecting Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

Hutchison laid out her transportation plan at a campaign swing in Tyler Tuesday morning, with other stops planned in Waco and Dallas.

She called for more restrictions on toll roads, greater financial accountability, a restructuring of the Texas Transportation Commission and the creation of a special committee to help foster new policy initiatives.