North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc. (NASCO) was "officially amalgamated" by the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership "to promote the development of a trade corridor designed to expedite the flow of trade through the North American Continent," Henry Lamb wrote July 29, 2006, in WorldNetDaily.
"NASCO is a not-for-profit lobbying organization that has received $2.5 million in Congressional earmarks from the Department of Transportation to promote the corridor concept. Their 24-member board of directors includes county commissioners from four Texas Counties; an Oklahoma state senator, and a member of OK-DOT; two officials from the Texas DOT; attorneys, a couple of construction company officials, and an official of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Membership fees range from $500 for an individual, up to $25,000 for government entities. Membership includes several U.S. government entities," Lamb wrote.
"NASCO claims that 'There are no plans to build a new NAFTA Superhighway - it exists today as I-35.' This, however, is at odds with reality," Lamb wrote. "The goal is to build and operate a privately funded toll-corridor that includes up to 10 lanes of car and truck traffic, rail lines, pipelines and utilities, including communications systems. The current agreement is limited to Texas, but fits nicely into the master plan being advanced by NASCO.
"It also fits nicely into the vision of the Council on Foreign Relations' [May 2005] report: Building a North American Community, which advocates 'unlimited access to each other's territory' (page 47), including allowing Mexican or Canadian companies to freely enter the U.S. to compete with U.S. trucking companies, hauling freight between U.S. cities."
Bios for NASCO board members can be found here.
- George D. Blackwood, Jr.: NASCO President; Blackwood, Langworthy & Tyson
- Andrew T. Horosko, P. Eng.: NASCO Regional Vice President of Canada, Deputy Minister of Transportation, Manitoba Transportation and Government Services
- Jerry Garza: NASCO Regional Vice President of the United States of America; Webb County (Texas) Commissioner
- Cap. Hector Mora Gomez: NASCO Regional Vice President of Mexico; General Director, Manzanillo Port Administration
- Sen. Debbe Leftwich: NASCO Secretary; Oklahoma State Senator
- Dale Vander Schaaf: NASCO Treasurer; Iowa Department of Transportation
- Tim Brown: Bell County (Texas) Commissioner
- Arturo Garza Barragan: President and C.E.O., Promotora Immobiliaria Villa XXI
- Coby Chase: Director, Government and Business Enterprises Division; Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
- Bryan Gray: Director of Policy/Manager of EPC Secretariat, City of Winnipeg
- Blake Hastings: Executive Director, Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
- Sandy Jacobs: Denton County (Texas) Commissioner
- Irving F. Jensen, Jr.: Chairman of the Board, Irving F. Jensen Co., Inc.
- Pete Kamp: Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Denton, Texas
- Russell Laughlin: Senior Vice President, Hillwood Properties
- Tom Long: Chief Executive Officer, The LDS Corportation
- Steve McElhiney: President, EWI Risk Services, Inc.
- Thomas L. McMahon (Skip): Director, Special Projects, Canadian Transit Company, Ambassador Bridge
- Gerardo Schwebel (Gerald): Executive Vice President, International Division, International Bank of Commerce
- Rider Scott: Partner, Strasburger & Price, LLP
- Steven E. Simmons, P.E.: Deputy Executive Director, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)
- Dawn Sullivan: Planning & Research Division Engineer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
- Glen Whitley: Tarrant County (Texas) Commissioner
- Al Zapanta: President and CEO, U.S.–Mexico Chamber of Commerce
North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
901 Main Street, Suite 4400
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214 744-1042
FAX: 214 744-1043
Resources and articles
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- David W. Eaton, "Roads, Trains and Ports: Integrating North American Transport. Mapping the New North American Reality," IRPP Working Paper Series (no. 2004-09j).
- Phyllis Spivey, "Internationalizing Roads," NewsWithViews, June 10, 2005.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway," Human Events Online, June 12, 2006; InfoWars.com, June 14, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction," Human Events Online, June 21, 2006.
- Mike Simonson, "NAFTA Super Highway from Mexico through Duluth an urban myth," BusinessNorth.com (Minnesota/Wisconsin), June 21, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Controversy Erupts Over NASCO and the NAFTA Super-Highway," Human Events Online, June 26, 2006.
- Ben Wear, "Details on private turnpike emerge. Transportation commission expected to approve 50-year agreement on Texas 130 today," American-Statesman, June 29, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Investors Push NAFTA Super-Highways," Human Events Online, June 30, 2006.
- Russ Kuykendall, "Six Trade Corridors to the US: The Lifeblood of Canada's Economy," Policy Options (Canada), July 2006.
- Joe Kress, "N.A.F.T.A. Superhighway Begins Construction Next Year," NewsWithViews.com, July 4, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "NASCO Alters Super-Corridor Message," Human Events Online, July 5, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign contributions? San Antonio construction company, capital consortium from Spain stand to gain," WorldNetDaily, July 12, 2006.
- Rick Alm and Lynn Horsley, "Smart Port's Rocky Road. Dueling leases is latest wrinkle in city’s south-of-the-border business gambit," The Kansas City Star, July 18, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "North American 'Trusted Traders' Begin Rolling on the NAFTA Super-Corridor," Human Events Online, July 18, 2006.
- William R. Hawkins, "NAFTA 'Superhighway' Spells the End of NAFTA Countries Manufacturing Alliance," American Economic Alert, July 18, 2006.
- "Congressman presses on 'superstate' plan. Asks Bush administration to fully disclose its activities," WorldNetDaily, July 20, 2006. re Rep. Mike Rogers, (R-Alabama), chairman of the Subcommittee on Management, Integration and Oversight of the House Committee on Homeland Security
- "Campaign seizes on 'super-state' highway. Opponents of Texas governor point to plan's foreign control," WorldNetDaily, July 22, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "Senator ditches bill tied to 'superstate'. Makes decision after WND points out link to 'North American Union'," WorldNetDaily, July 25, 2006.
- Henry Lamb, "Super-Corridor to oblivion," WorldNetDaily, July 29, 2006; Enter Stage Right, July 31, 2006.
- Kelly Taylor, "Coming Through! The NAFTA Super Highway," The New American, August 7, 2006 (issue).
- Jerome R. Corsi, "China Wins NAFTA Super-Highway Battle," Human Events Online, August 9, 2006.
- Phyllis Schlafly, "The NAFTA Super Highway," Eagle Forum, August 23, 2006.
- "NAFTA superhighway to mean Mexican drivers, say Teamsters. Union warns of drug-taking truckers, unsafe rigs on planned trade routes," WorldNetDaily, August 28, 2006.
- Patrick J. Buchanan, "The NAFTA super highway," Townhall.com and VDARE.com, August 29, 2006; The Post Chronicle, September 2, 2006.
- "How NAFTA superhighway is built under radar screen. Officials say they see no budget 'earmarks,' because they don't know where to look," WorldNetDaily, August 29, 2006. re earmarks
- Joseph Farah, "The very real NAFTA superhighway," WorldNetDaily, August 29, 2006.
- Jan Allen "Spanish Firm To Build And Run New 'North American Union Toll Road' In Texas," Age Of Tyranny News, August 30, 2006.
- "Critic: Americans in danger of 'slavery'. Multiple superhighway plans, illegal immigration could destroy Republic," WorldNetDaily, August 31, 2006.
- Joseph Farah, "Why the secrecy over superhighway?" WorldNetDaily, August 31, 2006.
- Jerome R. Corsi, "I-69: Yet Another NAFTA Super-Highway," Human Events Online, September 12, 2006.
- William Hawkins, "NAFTA highway or new silk road?" Washington Times, September 24, 2006.
- "Hands Across the Corridor rallies attract hundreds," The Cameron Herald (Texas), October 5, 2006.
- Daniel Schulman with James Ridgeway, "The Highway Men", MotherJones, January/February 2007.
- Katherine P. Jose, "Objects in Mirror: Texas and the Future of the American Highway," The Huffington Post, June 4, 2007.
- Katherine P. Jose, "The NAFTA Superhighway: Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory," The Huffington Post, August 20, 2007.
- Ambassador Bridge (Detroit, Michigan/Windsor, Ontario) website: "About the NAFTA Superhighway Coalition.
- CAN/AM Border Alliance website.
- CANAMEX website. The CANAMEX Corridor runs from Nogales, Arizona, through Las Vegas, Nevada, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Montana, to the Canadian Border.
- CorridorWatch.org website.
- "North American Inland Ports Network" on NASCO website.
- Northern British Columbia Trade Corridor website.
- Trans-Texas Corridor at KeepTexasMoving.com.