Demo candidate slams Perry over transportation

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Texas Democratic candidate for governor is accusing GOP incumbent Rick Perry of mismanaging the state's transportation money and hurting communities.

Bill White held a news conference in San Antonio on Wednesday after meeting with local officials about the region's transportation needs.

White says transportation officials were so distracted by Perry's unpopular push for toll roads and the Trans Texas Corridor that they ignored needs of local communities and wasted money.

The former Houston mayor says the state needs a comprehensive plan built from the "bottom up."

Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner says White's criticisms are "untrue." Miner says, in the last decade, more miles of roads have been built in Texas than in any other state.