Ports-to-Plains Alliance advocates for a robust international transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland including Mexico to Canada. Together, we are driving change by sharing our knowledge, experience and education as well as legislating on your behalf. You’ll find resources to help you better understand what we’re doing and how we’re building a truly strong and sustainable transportation system that improves business, economic sustainability, quality of life and mobility.
The Alliance supports:
More specifically, the Alliance recommends that Congress:
In developing transportation policies and priorities, Congress must also recognize that what works in urban America does not always work in rural America, and vice versa. Federal policies and decision-making should take that into account by not adopting one-size-fits-all policies that limit flexibility. For example—
The Texas State Legislature will be considering several items associated with the results of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor Interstate Feasibility Study completed in 2020. The study contained recommendations to establish an I-27 Corridor Advisory Committee and the development of an I-27 Corridor Implementation Strategy.
The Ports-to-Plains Advisory Committee recommends TxDOT establish an I-27 Corridor Advisory Committee. The Corridor Advisory Committee will be charged with providing advice and guidance to TxDOT on the implementation priorities of the interstate feasibility study project recommendations to upgrade the Corridor to an interstate facility and the interstate designation of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor in Texas. The Committee will also be responsible for engaging national, state, regional and local stakeholders on I-27 extension status and project development.
As a result, Texas Senator Charles Perry (28) introduced SB1474 and State Representative Four Price (87) introduced HB 3675. Both bills use the same language to create the I-27 Advisory Committee.
The Advisory Committee recommends TxDOT develop a Ports-to-Plains Corridor improvements implementation strategy within six months of TxDOT’s Ports-to-Plains Corridor Interstate Feasibility Study Report submission to the Governor and State Legislature.
The Ports-to-Plains Corridor Interstate Feasibility Study as completed in 2020 by the Texas Department of Transportation due to the approval of H.B. 1079 in 2019. With an extensive process including an Advisory Committee and three Segment Committee, the study demonstrated the benefits of an interstate upgrade of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor to an interstate highway in terms of connectivity, safety and economic benefits.
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