What A Transportation Policy Might Mean to Us Regionally
In Marfa, on Friday April 12, there was a regional meeting of the Rio Grande Council of Governments, a six-county cooperative body in Far West Texas. Representatives from county and city governments across Far West Texas gathered to discuss regional issues.
Lorne Matalon of Marfa Public Radio led a roundtable with Michael Ada (Rio Grande Council of Governments), Larry Francell (Jeff Davis County Commissioner), and David Beebe (Marfa City Council).
The group discussed a comprehensive transportation study, looking particularly at railway options. They also rehashed the former international La Entrada corridor proposed for the region, a failed shipping-to-truck initiative from Mexico through Far West Texas into the American interior. Other elements related to the intermodal study included solid waste removal, air quality, mineral shipping, and regional economics.