The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition
, based in Lubbock, TX, is a bipartisan, U.S. 501(c)(6) non-profit organization that promotes the policy, trade and investment priorities of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor. The Coalition's leadership and members are drawn from a 9-state, 2333-mile economic region between Laredo, TX, and Coutts-Sweetgrass crossing (the 2nd and 15th busiest NAFTA inland crossings), North America's energy and agricultural heartland. To date, the Coalition's Congressional Caucus has secured over $270 million in highway dollars for the U.S. member states of the greater 9-state corridor region. The U.S. trade corridor movement is a product of a 1991 federal highway statute that encourages cities to work together as coalitions to promote projects of regional significance. Alone, most member communities - the largest of which have populations of about 200,000 - would have difficulty navigating the complex national process through which highways, bridges, ports, airports and other intermodal projects are planned, developed, built, maintained and financed. Coalition membership is a force-multiplier that enables the corridor's largely rural communities to work with their 9-state Congressional Caucus and find ways to support Caucus efforts in the federal legislative process, and in their respective states. The road is our core mission; but that mission and the organization through which we execute it, enables us to offer powerful support for sound economic policy in the industry sectors upon which our communities depend. Heightened awareness of the roles of energy and agriculture in the destiny of North American communities has never been higher - including growing concern about the energy, agriculture and other commodity sectors that, for many Corridor communities, offer hope for new prosperity and renewed economic development.What sets the Ports-to-Plains coalition apart from other U.S. trade corridor groups?
- A seasoned professional staff;
- Financial sustainability;
- Strong political support at both the state and grass-roots levels
- An excellent and highly coordinated Congressional Caucus;
- A mission focused narrowly upon the infrastructure and economic priorities of North America's energy and agricultural heartland; and
- A consistent record of membership and geographic growth.
To learn more about our 9-state caucus and our advocacy program, please select the link below. To learn more how you can participate in Ports-to-Plains advocacy efforts, please contact Joe Kiely at the coordinates below.Transportation Reauthorization (Click Here)American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009Texas 2030 Committee
The 2030 Committee is coordinating a comprehensive update of Texas transportation needs through the year 2030. The 12-member committee, which is comprised of experts in business and transportation, is charged with presenting an estimate of the state's transportation needs in the context of today's economic reality.Texas Department of Transportation Sunset Review
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A Proposal for Colorado Transportation FundingPorts-to-Plains Congressional Caucus
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