Skip to comments.Jerry Garza named to corridor coalition [North America's SuperCorridor Coalition VP]
Posted on 02/17/2006 12:43:27 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
Webb County Commissioner Jerry Garza has been chosen to represent the United States as vice president of North America's SuperCorridor Coalition.
"I am very excited to have been selected by the county as a representative, and then by my new peers at NASCO for the vice presidency," Garza said. "I think it's good for Webb County because we've always said how important transportation and trade efficiency are for the county. Webb County will also benefit from lobbying on the tri-national level."
Garza is one of three vice presidents chosen to represent Canada, the United States and Mexico in the nonprofit organization, which comprises interstate highways 35, 29 and 94. The coalition contains members from both private and governmental entities who together lobby for improvements along the tri-national trade corridor.
The Webb County Commissioners Court appointed Garza to NASCO in late September, and Garza said the NASCO board members elected him vice president about a month after.
Webb County has not had representation on the NASCO board since former County Judge Mercurio Martinez served in the organization.
The goal of the organization, Garza said, is not just to look at transport through the three countries, but also to improve the economy by making things more efficient.
NASCO has received a $1.5 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation to develop a technology and tracking project, according to the NASCO Web site.
Garza said the organization will track materials being transported across the continent and look for bottlenecks where the material is getting caught up in an effort to find more efficient means of transporting it.
He added that the organization is also looking at ways to reduce $80 billion in congestion costs.
(Julie Daffern can be reached at 728-2538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Is Bob Weir involved?
Driving that train, high on cocaine.
Yet more of the reason why the "Highway Bill" just passed is pork, pork and more pork. And why public transportation is left foundering for the five year duration of the Transportation ("Highway") Bill.
Posted on 06/12/2006 6:23:16 AM PDT by conservativecorner