Transportation

NAFTA Superhighway

By Ryan McGreal
Published August 01, 2006

HuffPo just posted an article on a planned NAFTA Superhighway that will bisect the United States from Mexico to Canada, a "multi-modal" - but predominantly autocentric - ten-lane transport route for the continental logistics chain that runs from the maquiladora corridor just south of the Mexican border straight to a retail counter near you.

It looks like a technocrat's dream: a secretive, multibillion dollar mega-boondoggle P3 with no public discussion and finger-tingling eminent domain potential - and we haven't even gotten as far as its impacts in the context of peak oil or climate change.

The saddest thing about NAFTA was that it was sold to us as an inevitable progression of market forces and economic globalization, but we have had to subsidize and support the NAFTA infrastructure with public money and regulatory policy since day one. Talk about a false bill of goods.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By guess58385 (anonymous) | Posted September 01, 2006 at 11:32:21

I think we as the votes should just start blocking the living Heck out of this thing.

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