NM’s Federal Delegation Responds to the City of El Paso’s Attempt at Skimming Santa Teresa’s Future Export Statistics

Attached is the letter from New Mexico’s congressional delegation to Customs and Border Protection pertaining to the City of El Paso’s attempt to change Santa Teresa’s port reporting code. This was an attempt by the City of El Paso to co-opt Santa Teresa’s future trade numbers with Mexico.

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Udall/Heinrich/Pearce Letter to CBP

You can read the text of the letter below: Continue reading “NM’s Federal Delegation Responds to the City of El Paso’s Attempt at Skimming Santa Teresa’s Future Export Statistics”

Santa Teresa rail hub to open early

Copyright © 2014 Albuquerque Journal
By Lauren Villagran / Journal Staff Writer – Las Cruces Bureau
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:05 am

SANTA TERESA – Semi-trucks inched slowly over the U.S. border into Mexico in single file one recent weekday morning – just a hint of the traffic jam expected here in the coming months.

Union Pacific Railroad will ramp up operations at its much-touted truck-to-rail hub through April and plans a grand opening May 28, about a year ahead of schedule.

But observers in government and business on both sides of the border say neither side is ready to handle the expected increase in truck traffic at New Mexico’s fastest-growing commercial port of entry. Continue reading “Santa Teresa rail hub to open early”

NM Lt. Governor John Sanchez visits Santa Teresa to Announce CRRUA Projects

On January 15th, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez visited Santa Teresa to announce his and the Governor’s push to spend 60% of this year’s capital outlay on water projects. The Lt. Governor made his announcement at CRRUA’s arsenic treatment plant in Santa Teresa. If approved the legislation would provide capital outlay to CRRUA for several of its projects.

Video of the Lt. Governor’s remarks is below.

Top NAIOP New Mexico projects announced

From the Albuquerque Journal

By Richard Metcalf / Journal Staff Writer

An emerging transportation hub that “secures New Mexico’s future as a leader in the goods-movement industry” got top recognition Friday at the annual Awards of Excellence luncheon by NAIOP, the commercial real-estate development association.

Union Pacific’s new railroad facility near Santa Teresa – the so-called Strauss Yard – is a $400 million, from-the-ground-up construction project that received the NAIOP Chairman’s Award for its positive impact on the state’s economy. Continue reading “Top NAIOP New Mexico projects announced”

Chihuahua Governor asks speed-up of construction of roads and railways

By Antonio Rebolledo El Diario November 28, 2013

Ojinaga –Yesterday Chihuahua Governor Cesar Duarte asked President Enrique Peña Nieto to give priority to the construction of road and rail axes to allow interstate communication to the Pacific Ocean and to the United States.

In his message, the Governor asked the President to speed-up construction of the Ciudad Juárez rail bypass to prevent rail from splitting the city in two, to reactivate the monorail project at the Santa Teresa-Jerónimo international crossing so as to facilitate more agile transfer of goods and also construction of the Guadalupe-Tornillo bridge to lower congestion at the Juárez border crossings.  Continue reading “Chihuahua Governor asks speed-up of construction of roads and railways”