Illuminate Ur Self
Please register and join our discussions. Illuminate Your Self, started as a closed forum, and has recently opened for new membership. We offer a wide array of topics from Global and Local Political News, to Middle East Confrontations, to Conspiracy Theories. Bring your expertise.

Have a Blog dedicated to similar topics ? Join the forum and we willl host your Blog Link on our Index page for all to see.

What are you waiting for ? We know you have an opinion !

Between Conspiracy Theories, Rumors, Twisted Words, and lies, there is a reality of what is
HomePortalRegisterLog in

We have moved to, PLEASE re-register for a new account there.  We are no longer posting in this forum.  Thank you !

What is your Dinar Worth?

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Obama tells Jews to stop building homes – in Israel!
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:07 pm by akumamenra

» U.S. Economy Trending Towards an Inflationary Depression -MUST READ
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:53 pm by akumamenra

» Switzerland appears to succumb to pressure on banking regulations
Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:27 pm by Illumin8

» Hollywood Assualting us with FEAR MOVIES
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:07 am by niteowl

» The Spreading of World Hatred
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:42 pm by Lisa

Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:39 pm by Lisa

» The Thieves of Baghdad
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:37 pm by Lisa

» George Soros' Shadow Party ~ Must Read
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:34 pm by David

» What would Saul Alinsky Do ?
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:32 pm by David

Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:29 pm by Katherine

» Open Letter to Obama
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:27 pm by Jane

» Must See 4 part Video Stewart Rhodes/Alex Jones TV
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:18 pm by Justin

» Free wood for cooking and heat
Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:14 pm by Solutions

» BooKs.....
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:23 pm by northern_alliance

» Go Solar when it comes to a generator
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:58 am by Solutions

» Solar back up
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:56 am by Solutions

» Ready made meals for the pantry or bunker
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:27 am by Solutions

» Gov cash for your computer hard drive whoops I ment cash for clunkers
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:14 am by Solutions

» The American Holocaust - Coming to a FEMA camp near you
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:08 am by Solutions

» Illuninating Library Book Index
Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:28 pm by northern_alliance

» Obama's CZARS (as of 7-8-09)
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:30 pm by Illumin8

» Silencing Dissent
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:21 pm by Illumin8

» Constitution Article I, Section 8
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:19 pm by Illumin8

» Containers you name it they got it
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:18 pm by Solutions

» Seeds and Sprouts dealers
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:16 pm by Solutions

» Obamacare and what our Constitution says
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:15 pm by Illumin8

» Top 12 Food Additives to Remove From Your Diet
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:58 pm by Solutions

» Human chipping and items you buy are chipped
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:56 pm by Solutions

» What's in your wallet? "THEY" know!
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:51 pm by Solutions

» Earthquake Safety Tips
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:47 pm by Solutions

Get Involved




Share | 

 Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?

Go down 

Number of posts : 79

PostSubject: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:12 am

Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?
Gov. Perry calls special legislative session on transportation

Posted: July 03, 2009
12:10 am Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
©️ 2009 WorldNetDaily

Opponents of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor believe Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry is proceeding with toll road plans under the cover of a special session of the legislature.

Perry's stated goals include extending the authority of the Texas Department of

TxDOT, to operate for two more years with an allocation of $2 billion in state funds that could be targeted for building toll roads along Interstate Highways 35 and 69 in what was previously called TTC-35 and TTC-69 under the Trans-Texas Corridor plan.

Houston Chronicle acknowledged transportation would the main focus of the special session and that an emphasis will be on a measure that allows private companies to build more toll roads across the state – an idea that opponents have dubbed "the largest tax increase in history."

TxDOT itself will be forced to cease operating under the state's Sunset Act, unless the state legislature passes new legislation authorizing the agency to continue.

WND called Perry's office for comment but received no return call.

According to the Austin Business Journal, five state agencies stand to be abolished without legislative action: Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Racing Commission, Office of Public Insurance Counsel and Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Since 2005 – when Perry-appointed Texas Transportation Commissioner Ric Williamson began pushing plans to build TTC-35 under a public-private contract with Cintra, a Spanish transportation infrastructure company – Texas voters have challenged the agency's centralized authority.

Toll road opponents in Texas charged Williamson ignored widespread public objections to the development of private toll roads under public-private partnerships with foreign companies that would collect tolls under long-term leases.

Williamson died unexpectedly of a heart attack Dec. 30, 2007.

"Gov. Perry wants to get the legislature to reauthorize through 2013 the ability of Texas to enter into Comprehensive Development Agreements, or CDAs, with foreign developers to develop Texas highways under public-private partnerships," Hank Gilbert, a board member with, or Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom, told WND.

The Houston Chronicle concurred,
reporting Perry wants the special legislative session to end a state legislature-imposed moratorium on new toll road CDAs by obtaining new legislation that would extend authorization for CDAs through 2013.

"We are fighting to defeat any attempt by Gov. Perry to extend CDAs," he said. "Without CDAs, TxDOT will have a difficult time getting foreign development companies to come into Texas to convert our freeways to toll roads."

Gilbert told WND the Trans-Texas Corridor program in Texas was "alive and well."
"When Gov. Perry came out and said the Trans-Texas Corridor program was dead, all TxDOT did was to get rid of the name," he said. "It was all a lie."

WND has reported Gov. Perry has taken steps to engage in a public relations effort designed to distance TxDOT from the Trans-Texas Corridor.

WND has been reporting since 2006 that the TTC project planned by TxDOT over a 50-year period involved a 4,000-mile network of new four football-field-wide "NAFTA Superhighway" truck-train corridors and pipelines for oil, gas and water.

"Our big push right now is to get enough support in the Texas House of Representatives to kill any CDA legislation in this special session," Gilbert said.

The CDA with the Spanish company Cintra called for expending billions to develop TTC-35 parallel to I-35 from Laredo, Texas, at the Mexican border, to the Texas border with Oklahoma, north of Dallas-Fort Worth.
In exchange, TxDOT agreed to allow Cintra to collect tolls on I-35 for 50 years after the highway is completed.

The current TxDOT website also affirms that a
public-private partnership proposal for developing I-69 has been submitted under a public-private partnership structure by ACS Infrastructure Development Inc., a highway infrastructure company headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

"As far as I know, the CDAs signed with Cintra for TTC-35 and with ACS for TTC-69 are still in place, despite what Governor Perry and TxDOT say," Gilbert charged.

The current TxDOT website substantiates Gilbert's accusation., the official TxDOT website, continues to devote a section to making clear that while the name "Trans-Texas Corridor" has been phased out, the corridor construction projects continue, typically under their original designations.

The TxDOT website identifies the following components of the original TTC project remain active: TTC-35 and I-69/TTC environmental studies, the "Ports-to-Plains Corridor" intended to extend the original TTC corridor design into Colorado, and a new project called "La Entrada al Pacifico Corridor," or "The Entrance to the Pacific Corridor," intended to connect Texas with ports in Mexico along the Pacific Ocean.
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 33

PostSubject: Re: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:28 am

Trying to build a new highway to increase the trade between the country's should always be encouraged, It might have limited shortfall like increase in taxes but looking at a long term perspective it's good for the trade as that would result in increased revenue and would also ensure enough food for the american's.
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 20

PostSubject: Re: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:32 am

There well could be side effects too for countries like mexico ,In mexico the agricultural products witnessed a significant fall due to cheap imports from us. That severly affected the farmers out there. Many experts believe that mexico should invest more in education and agriculture sectors to fully benefit from NAFTA
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 79

PostSubject: Re: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:22 pm

Hummm I am not all in favor of making it easier for trucking or produce to come into the US. I happen to live in Texas, and close to a border town. I can tell you the truckers coming across the borders, have trucks that most would consider hazardous. They do not carry the same kind of insurance that those of us who live in the USA 'have to have' for our own personal cars.

While I do not want to stop forward motion, I think there is a lot more to this whole situation than the Washington Big Wigs have given thought to.

There is a whole lot of concern about illegal immigrants and terriorist coming across the borders freely, putting our nation in a serious state of security.

On the part of produce coming across the borders, Mexico irrigates their farm lands with waste water, and in some locations sewage. Their health standards are not as up to date as the USA.

I think personally more thoughts need to go into this that clearly Washington doesn't care about.
Back to top Go down

Number of posts : 20

PostSubject: Re: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:13 am

I agree with boots that the mexico's health standards are upto the mark as of USA, Sort of disagree with that the terrorist might cross border illegally, It could be check just by increasing border patrol.So something should done about improving standards as far as saving highway it's good both for the american's and Mexicans.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content

PostSubject: Re: Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?   

Back to top Go down
Texas trying to save 'NAFTA Superhighway'?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Save Data JP
» All Things Texas EquuSearch
» How to edit PS file save? Exp: ***.psv
» Cyber Save Editor (PS4) game list
» already having issues with it save wizard

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Illuminate Ur Self  :: Disaster Preparations & Solution :: All about Food :: Water, Foods, Crops, and more-
Jump to:  
Free forum | © phpBB | Free forum support | Contact | Report an abuse |