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
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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.
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.
Oh, please. When did you start being so PC?
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!
Thanx. I have something to pm to you...
Aha! The anti-conspiracy is a conspiracy! Mwahahahahaha!
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.
AD, here it is for all the FRworld to see. Ping, kactus!
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?
If the NAFTA Superhighway and the NAU actually come into being, I will personally eat my sombrero.
"Racism" charges are today's last refuge of a scoundrel. It's tired and so dated.
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.
What is wrong with highways and trade?
We're not on the same wavelength. I was concerned with how, when and where China fits in.
What's the problem here? Do you think China is secretly causing us to build superhighways so they can build missle silos underneath?
You don't think it will happen? In TX, Gov. Perry seems quite resolute, despite San Antonio voting it down.
I just think there's something suspicious about selling it under 'what we need' vs. 'what they want.'
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.
Maybe if things go sour, the Chinese will take their road back to China? On the slow boat?
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.