The NAFTA super highway: Not the nationwide high-speed rail system one might have liked
Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, 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.
Among other charming features, the highway is deliberately intended to bypass any involvement from unions, either the Longshoreman’s Union or the Teamsters Union. The U.S. DOT has earmarked $2.5 million to an NGO called the North America SuperCorridor Coalition Inc. to create "a 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."
I’ve often thought that if this country just had that one final highway, our problems would be solved for good.
(ht: reader Therise)