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I-69 is Semi-Finalist in Corridors of the Future Program
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) ^ | February 2, 2007 | TxDOT

Posted on 02/10/2007 5:20:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

News Release

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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1 posted on 02/10/2007 5:20:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: TxDOT; 1066AD; 185JHP; Abcdefg; Adrastus; Alamo-Girl; antivenom; AprilfromTexas; B4Ranch; B-Chan; ..

Trans-Texas Corridor PING!


2 posted on 02/10/2007 5:21:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And my government can tax me to bring in more Mexicans to work on the roads. THANKS A LOT. Tyranny sucks!


3 posted on 02/10/2007 5:30:20 PM PST by BeckB
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How long before it will be named "SantaAnna Memorial Highway"?


4 posted on 02/10/2007 6:01:04 PM PST by gas0linealley
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
North American Union coming your way..


5 posted on 02/10/2007 6:04:38 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

please add me to yur ping list.
Thanks


6 posted on 02/10/2007 7:43:31 PM PST by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nafta super highway. The Kelo(sp?)Decision, courtesy of the Supreme Court, should make it easy to seize everybody's property to give it to a private Spanish company to build the super corridor. The plan is called it "toward a north american union." We have been sold out.
7 posted on 02/10/2007 7:50:22 PM PST by GinaLolaB (God is pro life)
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To: thiscouldbemoreconfusing

You've been added.


8 posted on 02/10/2007 8:00:07 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


9 posted on 02/10/2007 9:36:43 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks, TSR!


10 posted on 02/10/2007 9:44:01 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Amadeo Saenz, assistant executive director for the Texas Department of Transportation...

Surely there's no ethno-nepotism going on... </SARC>

11 posted on 02/10/2007 9:47:59 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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You're welcome.


12 posted on 02/11/2007 12:20:36 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: TXnMA

Any time. :-D


13 posted on 02/11/2007 12:20:50 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: TXnMA
Surely there's no ethno-nepotism going on...

Of course not. :-)

14 posted on 02/11/2007 12:21:25 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

BTTT


15 posted on 02/11/2007 3:06:30 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: TXnMA
Ethnic nepotism? That sounds like the GOP.

We used to have a Mexican in Texas' republican delegation, but DeLay re-districted him out of office.

16 posted on 02/11/2007 4:51:40 AM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: TXnMA

Take your racist trash elsewhere.


17 posted on 02/11/2007 6:04:11 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Joe Dyton in '08!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Please add me to your ping list, too.


18 posted on 02/11/2007 6:40:23 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: GinaLolaB
Unless that Spanish firm forbids everyone but its own employees from traveling on the highway, Kelo has no bearing here.
19 posted on 02/11/2007 6:43:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Diddle E. Squat

LOL--I imagine some of these folks pushing their shopping carts, white-knuckled, past the ethnic foods section of the grocery store.


20 posted on 02/11/2007 6:47:49 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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