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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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To: Alamo-Girl

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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To: E.G.C.

bump.


21 posted on 02/11/2007 9:03:17 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Oh, please. When did you start being so PC?


22 posted on 02/11/2007 9:04:59 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Duncan Hunter: Hope of America)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Remember: If any politician is promoting the expansion or improvement of a highway, it means he's part of the big NAU conspiracy!

Read my lips: No new roads!


23 posted on 02/11/2007 9:07:03 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Froufrou

You're on.


24 posted on 02/11/2007 9:07:16 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Duncan Hunter: Hope of America)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanx. I have something to pm to you...


25 posted on 02/11/2007 9:07:50 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
I have something to pm to you...

Aha! The anti-conspiracy is a conspiracy! Mwahahahahaha!

26 posted on 02/11/2007 9:09:38 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: 1rudeboy; Diddle E. Squat

Is it OK with you if we continue to criticize and disparage the brown racists who want to take back the American southwest for Mexico and drive us back to Europe?


27 posted on 02/11/2007 9:09:39 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Duncan Hunter: Hope of America)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Is it OK with you if we continue to criticize and disparage the brown racists who want to take back the American southwest for Mexico and drive us back to Europe?

Well, I don't see any references to any particular "brown racists" in that post, but I save my ire for basmati racists, as they tend to be a little thinner and taller. Maybe you're OK with fried racists, but it's clear to me that you can't stand refried racists.

28 posted on 02/11/2007 9:11:48 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: AmishDude; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; kactus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1780437/posts#11

AD, here it is for all the FRworld to see. Ping, kactus!


29 posted on 02/11/2007 9:14:27 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

You are waaaaaaaaaay behind.

BTW, isn't it remarkably inefficient to have a highway going all the way from Mexico to Canada to do ... what? Ship goods? You do know that Canada has a west-east railroad, right?


30 posted on 02/11/2007 9:17:40 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Froufrou

If the NAFTA Superhighway and the NAU actually come into being, I will personally eat my sombrero.


31 posted on 02/11/2007 9:19:44 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Duncan Hunter: Hope of America)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

"Racism" charges are today's last refuge of a scoundrel. It's tired and so dated.


32 posted on 02/11/2007 9:20:16 AM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: AmishDude

I believe perhaps the implication here is more global; that the superhighway proposed is marketed to the public under the guise of our own cramped roads when in reality it's about a trade agreement with China, Mexico and Central America.

There was a good piece in the paper today from two guys at WaPo, but I never could find the link to post it. It's called The Truth About Traffic. I think I'll go and read it now since I can't find it to post.


33 posted on 02/11/2007 9:23:02 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

So?

What is wrong with highways and trade?


34 posted on 02/11/2007 9:25:10 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: AmishDude

We're not on the same wavelength. I was concerned with how, when and where China fits in.


35 posted on 02/11/2007 9:26:28 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

So?

Who cares?

What's the problem here? Do you think China is secretly causing us to build superhighways so they can build missle silos underneath?


36 posted on 02/11/2007 9:29:28 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You don't think it will happen? In TX, Gov. Perry seems quite resolute, despite San Antonio voting it down.


37 posted on 02/11/2007 9:29:34 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: AmishDude

I just think there's something suspicious about selling it under 'what we need' vs. 'what they want.'


38 posted on 02/11/2007 9:30:58 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

By all means. A racist is a racist, be he a member of La Raza, the Black Panthers, or Stormfront. Or merely just a poor, misguided soul who doesn't understand what he's typing on an internet bulletin board.


39 posted on 02/11/2007 9:34:27 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: AmishDude

Maybe if things go sour, the Chinese will take their road back to China? On the slow boat?


40 posted on 02/11/2007 9:37:02 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Froufrou

Do you really think the Chinese want to ship goods from Mexico to Canada via the US for some nefarious cost-saving reason? Fuel is expensive. Trucks aren't cheap either, even if somebody else builds the highway.

And I'm all for expanding Rte. 35.

And I'll get my kicks on Rte. 69!


41 posted on 02/11/2007 9:49:14 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: AmishDude

I don't know. I don't discount the input, though. Rte. 35? Do you mean I-35 in Texas?

I really am posting off now to read that article.


42 posted on 02/11/2007 9:52:44 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Don't fall into conspiracies and shadowy motives. The TTC might be a bad idea, but not because of Chinese motives or NAU conspiracies or anything else. It just might be inefficient to have an expensive toll road in Texas.


43 posted on 02/11/2007 10:00:24 AM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Is it OK with you if we continue to criticize and disparage the brown racists who want to take back the American southwest for Mexico and drive us back to Europe?

And how exactly did you deduce that the TXDOT employee (the man whose name was highlighted in the post I responded to) was a 'brown racist' other than him simply having a hispanic name?

44 posted on 02/11/2007 10:07:41 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Joe Dyton in '08!)
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To: BnBlFlag
"Racism" charges are today's last refuge of a scoundrel. It's tired and so dated.

When employed by Jesse Jackson. OTOH, it is accurate in regards to post #11. Perhaps it hits too close to home for you?

45 posted on 02/11/2007 10:10:05 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Joe Dyton in '08!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I didn't say that about Amadeo Saenz. I said that about the various Latinos who really do want to run us out of America and reconquer the southwest for Mexico and/or Aztlan.


46 posted on 02/11/2007 10:19:00 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Duncan Hunter: Hope of America)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, and those La Raza racist nutcases are small group, mainly confined to colleges. Which has nothing to do with the TXDOT official who was smeared in post #11 simply because he had a hispanic name.


47 posted on 02/11/2007 10:27:55 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Joe Dyton in '08!)
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To: AmishDude

I'm in the group that objects to being retaxed on roads that our taxes already paid for.


48 posted on 02/11/2007 10:39:18 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: AmishDude

"Do you think China is secretly......"


If you or your merry men trust ANYTHING to do with China, you are a fool! If there were ever a conflict between the US and China, the last thing I would want is them controlling our transportation links.


Do you ever think beyond $$$ ?


49 posted on 02/11/2007 1:03:28 PM PST by wolfcreek (Please Lord, May I be, one who sees what's in front of me.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Unless that Spanish firm forbids everyone but its own employees from traveling on the highway, Kelo has no bearing here.

I meant that they are going to use the Kelo decision to seize the property to give to a private company to build the road in the first place.

50 posted on 02/11/2007 1:12:39 PM PST by GinaLolaB (God is pro life)
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