Skip to comments.I-69 is Semi-Finalist in Corridors of the Future Program
Posted on 02/10/2007 5:20:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Contact: Randall Dillard
Telephone: (512) 463-8588
Interstate 69 from Texas to Michigan is included on a short list of interstate corridors being considered for fast track development by federal transportation officials, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary. E. Peters has announced.
If I-69 is selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation this summer as part of the Corridors of the Future program, the federal department will aggressively support the project to move it from the drawing board to completion faster than ever before, according to the announcement.
The Texas segment of I-69 is being developed as part of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-69) and extends from Northeast Texas to Mexico. The goal of TTC-69 is to increase mobility, safety and economic development opportunities through a multi-use transportation system that includes roads, rail and utilities.
The continued federal interest in I-69 highlights how important the corridor is for national congestion relief, said Amadeo Saenz, assistant executive director for the Texas Department of Transportation. It also shows how Texas is leading the way in innovative project delivery to accelerate needed transportation improvements.
Despite the national need, federal funds are not available to cover the cost of the corridor, Saenz said.
In Texas, we are developing TTC-69 so that once we have environmental approval, it can be built as needed and as private sector resources make it feasible, he said.
TxDOT will hold hearings later this year along the possible corridor from the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo to Texarkana to get public input on the environmental process. That effort will dictate if and where TTC-69 is built.
In addition, TxDOT is considering private sector proposals to finance and build TTC-69 once environmental approval is obtained from the USDOT.
Inviting the private sector to invest in our transportation system is one of our strategies to meet the growing transportation needs of Texas, said Saenz. Our five goals are to reduce congestion, enhance safety, expand economic opportunity, improve air quality and increase the value of our transportation assets.
For more information on TTC-69, visit our Trans-Texas Corridor Web site.
Trans-Texas Corridor PING!
And my government can tax me to bring in more Mexicans to work on the roads. THANKS A LOT. Tyranny sucks!
How long before it will be named "SantaAnna Memorial Highway"?
please add me to yur ping list.
You've been added.
Thanks for the ping!
Surely there's no ethno-nepotism going on... </SARC>
Any time. :-D
Of course not. :-)
We used to have a Mexican in Texas' republican delegation, but DeLay re-districted him out of office.
Take your racist trash elsewhere.
Please add me to your ping list, too.
LOL--I imagine some of these folks pushing their shopping carts, white-knuckled, past the ethnic foods section of the grocery store.
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