A NAFTA superhighway plan under way in Texas will be extended to Oklahoma and Colorado, stretching the four-lane, train-truck-car-pipeline corridor from the Mexican border at Laredo, Texas, to Denver, reports WND columnist Jerome Corsi, whose new investigative book, “The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada,” has just been released.

As WND has reported, the Federal Highway Administration is promoting public-private partnership projects to expand superhighway projects, consistent with extending the Trans-Texas Corridor network north.

The plan is for the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado to apply the TTC toll road concept first developed by the Texas DOT to largely rural areas along the Ports-to-Plains Corridor.

To advance this plan, the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition – sponsored by the consulates of Mexico and Canada along with the Texas and Colorado transportation departments – is co-sponsoring a “Great Plains 2007” international conference Sept. 19-21 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Denver.

The brochure recommends the conference be attended by real estate developers, transportation planners, highway services business executives, as well as state, local, county and municipal public officials and international trade professionals.

An April Texas DOT study on the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition website documents the tie between the two groups.

The study says the Ports-to-Plains Corridor offers an opportunity to apply the Trans-Texas Corridor technology to NAFTA superhighway development in rural settings. It concludes by recommending new highway construction be undertaken parallel to the existing Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor route in order to apply the superhighway design north through Oklahoma into Colorado.

As WND previously reported, the $180 billion needed to build the 4,000 mile Trans-Texas Corridor network over the next 50 years will be financed by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a foreign investment consortium based in Spain. Cintra will own the leasing and operating rights on TTC highways for 50 years after construction is complete.

A press release on the Texas DOT website confirms the agency is looking for a public-private-partnership to help finance the construction of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor.

WND also has reported Texas Gov. Rick Perry has received substantial campaign contributions from Cintra and Zachry Construction Company, the San Antonio-based construction firm selected by the Texas DOT to build the TTC.

The homepage of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor Coalition website proclaims, “Together, the communities along the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor are becoming the Gateway to trade throughout the nation and with Mexico and Canada.”

The homepage also links the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor to the millions of containers from China that are planned to enter North America through Mexican ports, commenting, “The Trade Corridor will allow for the development of less congested ports of entry along the Texas/Mexican border.”

Related offer:

Get Corsi’s latest book, autographed: “The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada”

Previous stories:

NAFTA superhighway lobbying moves north

Anti-‘superhighway’ bill prompts backlash

Battle with feds brewing over ‘superhighway’

Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan

NAFTA Superhighway hits bump in road

Houston: The Wal-Mart of North American Union

Commerce chief pushes for ‘North American integration’

Idaho lawmakers want out of SPP

Texas Ports plan for Chinese containers

‘Don’t pave our land’ Farm Bureau pleads

Lawmaker battles Trans-Texas Corridor

House resolution opposes North American Union

U.S. parkway leased to Aussie firm

Residents of planned union to be ‘North Americanists’

Official calls super highway ‘urban legend’

10 most underreported stories of 2006


Congressman battles North Americanization

North American Union leader says merger just crisis away

Analysts: Dollar collapse would result in ‘amero’

U.S. dollar facing imminent collapse?

London stock trader urges move to ‘amero’

‘Bush doesn’t think America should be an actual place’

Mexico ambassador: We need N. American Union in 8 years

Congressman: Superhighway about North American Union

‘North American Union’ major ’08 issue?

Resolution seeks to head off union with Mexico, Canada

Documents reveal ‘shadow government’

Tancredo: Halt ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’

North American Union threat gets attention of congressmen

Top U.S. official chaired N. American confab panel

N. American students trained for ‘merger’

North American confab ‘undermines’ democracy

Attendance list North American forum

North American Forum agenda

North American merger topic of secret confab

Feds finally release info on ‘superstate’

Senator ditches bill tied to ‘superstate’

Congressman presses on ‘superstate’ plan

Feds stonewalling on ‘super state’ plan?

Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican development

No EU in U.S.

Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign contributions?

U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies

More evidence of Mexican trucks coming to U.S.

Docs reveal plan for Mexican trucks in U.S.

Kansas City customs port considered Mexican soil?

Tancredo confronts ‘superstate’ effort

Bush sneaking North American superstate without oversight?

Related commentary:

Superhighway a ‘crazy conspiracy theory’?

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.