Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Perry Promotes Corridor In Mexico

Perry dedicates Mexican highway

March 13, 2002

News Roundup
San Antonio Express-News
Copyright 2002

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico While his potential rival for the governor's mansion was casting his ballot just across the Rio Grande on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry stopped by this border town to help dedicate a new highway.

Perry joined with Fernando Canales Clariond, governor of the state of Nuevo Leon, to dedicate a new Mexican highway connecting the Colombia Solidarity Bridge with the Monterrey-bound highway.

Canales also signaled his support for the Trans Texas Corridor plan, Perry's proposal to use new financing tools to build $175 million in new transportation infrastructure over the next half century.

Democratic gubernatorial front-runners Tony Sanchez, a Laredo businessman, and former state Attorney General Dan Morales both have voiced skepticism about Texas ' ability to fund Perry's ambitious plan.

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