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Trans-Texas Corridor to extend south into Mexico

From this:
Official Mexican government reports reveal Mexico has entered discussions with the state of Texas and top officials in the Bush administration to extend the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico, with a plan to connect through Monterrey to the deep-water Mexican ports on the Pacific, including Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas.

The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of Nuevo Leon contain multiple reports that Jose Natividad Gonzales Paras, governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has actively discussed with numerous U.S. government officials, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the extension of the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico to create what's called a "Trans North America Corridor."

...[Gonzales Paras said:] "We have had interaction with the governor of Texas... We have had a very productive relationship with Rick Perry, who is also interested in what we can do to continue that which is known as the Trans-Texas Corridor, that in reality is the corridor of North America, the Trans North America Corridor, that includes railroads, bridges, passenger automobile highways, and truck highway lanes... ...One of the themes that merited the most attention on the part of the two governors was the development of the infrastructure needed for the competitive development of the region as it relates to developing the Trans-Texas Corridor in connection with the project we call the Corridor of Northeastern Mexico..."

Mon, 09/10/2007 - 09:36 · Importance: 4

Mon, 09/10/2007 - 18:16
llamajockey

Think how insanely stupid not to mention environmentally destructive this is. First of all lets spend hundreds of billions in taxes on massive new highways, not just in the US but in Mexico. Meanwhile we will undermine if not abandon the tens of billions invested in our existing ports, railroads and highways. Just so we can wipe out the trucking and longshoring unions in the US. Think of the huge waste in terms of oil and gas in order to take a less direct route shipping goods to and from their US destinations. All of this at a time when all but the scientically illiterate will not admit to the coming age of Global Warming and Peak Oil.

Mon, 09/10/2007 - 18:25
llamajockey

Like a Ripshot following the punchline Truck Explosion Kills Dozens In Northern Mexico http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/09/10/truck-explosion-kills-doz_n_63722.html

Tue, 09/11/2007 - 02:48
Tanstaafl
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Yes, every time someone whines about the environmental impact or infringement on private property rights of the border fence, remind them that that TTC will have a similar but far larger impact, and that perhaps they should make a bigger deal about that.

Wed, 09/12/2007 - 07:11
Smitty

Build the Mexican portions first, and let the Panamanians widen their canal, then allow non-union West Coast ports and watch all the Pacific business dry up over lack of willingness to pay Latin bribes. The whole NAU SPP is a giant Socialist union monopoly, screw them, it's time to break the port & government employee union monopolies. Once those Socialist jerkoff have to compete with the rest of us they'll change their tune.