Port to Plains Conference held in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/30/09

Port to Plains Conference held in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The 12th Annual "Ports to Plains" Conference is in Lubbock this week and is attracting an international group of lawmakers and economic leaders. 

The "Ports to Plains" Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy group, whose main focus is to build a     2,300 mile, four lane divided highway from the Mexico border all the way up to Alberta, Canada.

Mayor Tom Martin is a part of the organization and said the project has been in the works for eleven years. Martin hopes by next spring residents will be able to drive all the way from Lubbock to Denver on a four lane divided highway.

"We are really focusing on the development of trade, particularly between the state of Texas and the other member states and the providences of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada," said Martin.

More than 200 people from nine states, Canada and Mexico are expected to attend the conference. 

 

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