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What A Transportation Policy Might Mean to Us Regionally

David Beebe, Michael Ada, and Larry Francell, recap the RioCOG meeting at KRTS, April 12, 2013.

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.




Former KRTS/KXWT News Director