Friday, September 7, 2007

Putting two and two together

We’ve been telling you about the feds’ pilot program to allow a number of Mexican motor carriers to operate on U.S. highways.

We’ve been telling you about the Trans-Texas Corridor proposal – a swath of proposed toll roads and railway lines linking Mexico to the Oklahoma border.

We’ve been telling you about SmartPort, a futuristic trade hub in the Kansas City metro area that will one day link shipments from Mexico with the rest of North America.

It doesn’t take much to put two and two together on this one. They’ve got the pilot program, a proposed route and a trade destination.

This smacks of “NAFTA superhighway” to me.

The Bush administration denies it, even calling the suggestion “comical” and a “conspiracy theory” at a recent summit of the “Three Amigos” – Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

But the dots are there and people are beginning to connect them.