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Don Young funded infrastructure projects closely resembling the "NAFTA Superhighway"

NAFTA opponents have organized to halt an alleged “NAFTA Superhighway”, which would establish a ¼ mile wide free trade zone surrounding a new 10 lane superhighway that extends from Mexico to Canada.

With activist attention focused on a supposed “NAFTA Superhighway”, most of the mainstream press dismisses the entire concept. Regardless of whether a secret plan for the NAFTA superhighway exists, Don Young consistently sponsored and voted to fund “National Corridors” (i.e., also “Super Corridors”) with the same infrastructure as the alleged NAFTA superhighway. Young also killed bills that would have halted the alleged “NAFTA Superhighway” by locking them up in his committee.

“National Corridors” are being promoted by industry trade groups and state governments to accommodate an expected 350% increase by 2020 of containerized cargo crossing the US border with Mexico and Canada. These corridors are:

·        Are being designed as 10 lane toll roads with a ¼ mile wide right of way, and promoted to accommodate the rapid growth of goods entering the US under free trade agreements,

·        Needed since existing cross-country Interstate highways (such as I-10, I-80, and I-35) are already plugged with heavy truck traffic. They won’t accommodate a four-fold increase in tractor trailer traffic.  

·        Some of the new corridors are being promoted as toll roads that would be built and operated for profit by foreign corporations.

View maps of the NAFTA Superhighway that were prepared by North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. and the Alberta Ministry of Transportation - both maps were removed from their web sites after controversy surfaced over the NAFTA Superhighway. These groups are still promoting "Super Corridors" between Canada and Mexico.

National Corridor Funding

Bill

Don Young’s Action:

Effect

Date

Status

H. Con Res. 40

No action to date in the House

Prevent construction of NAFTA Superhighway

1/22/07

Remains in Committee

H.CON. RES. 487

Died in Don Young’s House Transportation Committee

Prevent construction of NAFTA Superhighway

9/28/06

Died in Committee

H.R. 3

 

 

 

Sponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 453

 

Don Young’s signature $285 billion transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU). This bill revised the “National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

7/29/05 

 

 

 

Passed into Law,

H.R.3453

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”

7/27/05

Passed into Law

H.R.3377

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

7/21/05

Passed into Law

H.R.3332

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

7/19/05

Passed into Law

H.R.3104

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

6/20/05

Passed into Law

H.R.2566

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

5/25/05

Passed into Law

H.R.5183

Sponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 481

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

9/30/04

Passed into Law

H.R.4916

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

7/22/04

Passed into Law

H.R.4635

Sponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 288

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

6/23/04

Passed into Law

H.R.4219

Cosponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 134

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

4/28/04

Passed into Law

H.R.3850

Sponsor, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

2/26/04

Passed into Law

H.R.3783

Sponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 24

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

2/11/04

Passed in House, added to H.R. 3850

H.R. 3087

Sponsor, Voice Vote,

Extend the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

9/24/03

Passed into Law

H.J. RES. 2

Voted Yes, Roll Call 32

Includes earmarks for the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

2/13/03

Passed into Law

H.R. 2400

Voted Yes, Roll Calls 98 and 192

TEA-21 - Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Established the “National Corridor Planning & Development and Coordinated Border Infrastructure Programs”.

4/1/98 & 5/22/98

Passed into Law

S. 440

Assigned to Conference Committee, Voice Vote (votes not recorded)

National Highway Designation Act: Identified 8 National Highway System routes that were later designated “National Corridors”

9/29/95

Passed into Law

H.R. 2950

Voted Yes, Roll Call 338

Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act - Identified 21 National Highway System routes that were later designated “National Corridors”

10/23/91

Passed into Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

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