April 13, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with Mexico’s top transportation official Monday in Mexico to discuss transportation issues and agreed to establish a working group to consider the next steps of the controversial and long-delayed cross-border trucking program.
LaHood met with Secretary of Communications and Transportation Juan Molinar Horcasitas in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. According to a joint press release, during the meeting, both officials agreed on the importance of cooperating in areas of mutual interest to ensure the safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the two transportation systems.
They also reviewed the status of existing and prospective rail and highway projects in the border region and reaffirmed their commitment to work closely with other border stakeholders to ensure coordinated transportation planning on infrastructure issues.