Globalists will not give up on takeover of US roads
AFP is continually monitoring the proposed North American Union. This not only involves the dynamics surrounding the border fence issue; it also involves watching the efforts of NAFTA Superhighway profiteers to install small piecemeal infrastructure projects, even while opponents throw legislative roadblocks in front of the much larger, more obvious stretches of super-tollways that are part of the proposed international highway scheme that could consolidate the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Such a three-part union must have an international mega-tollway network for even more free trade, a common currency and other physical and political tangiblesnot just policy papers and books written by people like American University professor Robert Pastor that call for a North American Community.
Much of the Trans-Texas
Corridor part of the NAFTA Superhighwaywhose two main branches are TTC-69 and
TTC-35has been set back by vigilant citizens. They worked overtime in the spring of
2009 shadowing their state legislators and getting them to oppose the TTC plan that could
carve up many large
An especially notable
project is the State Highway 130 tollway around
An Aug. 17 Austin
American-Statesman article included the sub-headline New section will offer less
congested route to
Citing the Austin newspaper piece, the San Antonio Toll Party (SATP) activist group, which has helped slow the TTC onslaught over several years, issued a news bulletin that commented: This article bills this leg of the Trans Texas Corridor/TTC-35 project as a way to avoid congestion to Houston when the original sales pitch for the loop was to relieve traffic on I-35 (which the segment from Georgetown to the airport has not done). However, the first leg of SH 130 . . . is sooo empty, that a plane landed on it during peak traffic. It begs the question: if no one can afford [to drive on it], then why build it?
A major aspect of this development, according to SATP, is that SH 130though not completely finished but is partly operationalis the first Texas road under foreign control if and when new sections are added. It is slated to remain under that control for the next 50 years.
A consortium called SH 130 Concession Co., led by private Spanish toll road operator Cintrapartnering with the huge San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Co.is financing the $1.35 billion project. It will operate the toll road and hopes to profit from it over the next 50 years.
Noting the NAFTA
connection, Wikipedias listing for SH 130 describes it as follows: A tollway
from Interstate 35 (I-35) in
On June 28, 2006,
Cintra-Zachry, the Trans-Texas Corridor developer, reached a $1.3 billion agreement with
the state to build segments 5 and 6 from U.S. 183 to I-10 in
In exchange for their investment, Cintra-Zachry will receive the right to collect tolls for 50 years in a revenue sharing agreement with the state. The state will own the road while the developer will be responsible for financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance over the life of the agreement, Wikipedia also noted, confirming what critics are saying about decades of foreign control.
Mark Anderson is a longtime newsman now working as a corresponding editor for American Free Press. Together he and his wife Angie provide many photographs of the events they cover for AFP. Mark welcomes your comments and inputs as well as story leads. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.(Issue # 32, August 10, 2009) http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/naftahighway_083109.html