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
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
When employed by Jesse Jackson. OTOH, it is accurate in regards to post #11. Perhaps it hits too close to home for you?
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.
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.
I'm in the group that objects to being retaxed on roads that our taxes already paid for.
"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 $$$ ?
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.
Welcome to the Ping, Froufrou! You've got your work cut out for you here with the globalist and the OBL harpies.
No, "they" are going to use eminent domain to build a road. Not condos.
Do you mean the actual slab of pavement located within our borders? Or the port(s) in Mexico?
And we are all going to use it. Your comparison falls apart at that point. There is nothing different between the Spanish operating this road, the British operating an airport, or the French operating a municipal water system.
Or the United Arab Emirates from operating a port, for that matter.
And the above notion is what prompted me to respond to you in the first place. In order for your Kelo comparison to hold, the Spanish would necessarily have to prevent you from using it.
Everything they've invested in., including the Panama canal. We worry so much about Islamofacists but, alway give China the benefit of the doubt. They can not be trusted.
So you basically have no ports being built here, and the argument that no ports should be built there. Not very constructive [pun intended].
As supreme-emperor-elect of the NAU, money means nothing to me. In fact, tomorrow I am posing so that my face will appear on the 1 Amero coin.
Oh, I almost forgot. Mwahaha....etc.
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