(March 26, 2019) – This March Newsletter focuses on the messaging that is being shared by elected officials about the economic importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor. U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-Lubbock) provided a clear description to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means about the economic value to the rest of the country by expanding the corridor. Mayor Brenda Gunter provided a strong argument for expansion of the corridor from a local and national perspective to the City of San Angelo Council as the council considered a resolution supporting the designation as future interstate 27 through San Angelo. Please take a few minutes to view the videos by both these elected officials.
With the approval of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the U.S. 85 corridor on the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, it clears the way to begin construction on the four-lane expansion on a 62-mile segment between Watford City and Interstate 94 at Belfield in North Dakota.
The Alliance has been reaching out to local governments and organizations in Texas to consider a resolution supporting the designation of the extension of Interstate 27 as a future interstate in Texas. Having local support for the designation is critical. The Alliance hopes that your organization has either approved or scheduled consideration of this resolution. Download Proposed Resolution.
Please contact Joe Kiely, Vice President of Operations or Duffy Hinkle, Vice President of Membership and Marketing with questions.