Sunday, January 11, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
Although Texas department of transportation executive director Amadeo Saenz and Texas governor Rick Perry declared that the Trans-Texas Corridor was "dead" this week, the reality is that these road projects are moving forward - just another a new name.
On Tuesday, Perry boldly declared that "The days of the Trans-Texas Corridor are over."
Activists in Texas and around the nation rejoiced, thinking that they had finally killed a monstrous link in the planned NAFTA superhighway that is planned to stretch from ports in Mexico all the way up into Canada.
But this is no time to rejoice.
The reality is that only the name "Trans-Texas Corridor" is dead - the truth is that they are going to continue to build the road projects under other names.
This is how Perry described it: "We really don't care what name they attach to building infrastructure in the state of Texas. The key is we have to go forward and build it."
Saenz put it this way: "We’ve decided to put the name to rest."
But the reality is that TxDOT still plans to partner with foreign corporations to build toll roads, truck-only lanes and rail lanes.
So all of this talk that the "Trans-Texas Corridor is dead" is just public relations mumbo jumbo.
The truth is that NASCO (The North American SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.) still very much exists and continues to work towards the development of a North American superhighway.
You can read all about them on their official website right here:
The following is an excerpt from their website that describes exactly what they plan to do:
The NASCO Corridor represents the existing trade and transportation infrastructure roughly shadowing U.S. Interstate Highways 35, 29 and 94, and the connecting transportation infrastructure in Canada and Mexico critical to national and international trade. This includes major intermodal "inland ports" along the corridor and under development.
From the largest border crossing in North America (The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada) and Manitoba, Canada, to the second largest border crossing of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and South to the Mexican Ports of Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas, the impressive, tri-national NASCO membership truly reflects the international scope of the Corridor and the regions it impacts.
The picture at the top of the article could originally be found on the NASCO website but public pressure forced them to pull it down some time ago.
But the reality is that this project is still very much alive and kicking.
Hopefully the citizens of the United States, Canada and Mexico will wake up to all of this before it is too late.