Dec 20, 2006, 11:24 AM
Post #6 of 28
I WILL comment, without new words, on this plan....
+ Quietly the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide (10-lane limited-access road-five lanes in each direction-plus passenger and freight rail lines running alongside pipelines laid for oil and natural gas), through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn.
+ NAFTA Super Highway planning has been going on without any new congressional legislation directly authorizing the construction of the planned international corridor through the center of the country
+ various U.S. government agencies, dozens of state agencies, and scores of private NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have been working behind the scenes to create the NAFTA Super Highway, despite the lack of comment on the plan by President Bush
+ the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process; the Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new “SENTRI” system.
+ The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City
+ The first Trans-Texas Corridor segment of the NAFTA Super Highway is ready to begin construction next Spring; the billions involved will be provided by a foreign company, Cintra Concessions de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. of Spain. As a consequence, the TTC will be privately operated, leased to the Cintra consortium to be operated as a toll-road