Tuesday, October 3, 2023

They are looking for a train to San Antonio to cross the Puerto Colombia Grupo Milenio

The American congressman Henry Cuellar proves that the Government of Nuevo León received from Texas Department of Transportation the trade in which the inclusion of studies is designed to begin the subject of Monterrey-San Antonio train By means of Bridge in Colombia in Anahuac.

In an exclusive interview for the platform MILLENNIUM-Multimedia the congressman explained that not only the transportation system for cargo in Colombia is being considered, but it is for passengers, so the official visited the town to talk to the governor of New Lion, Samuel Garcia Sepúlveda.

“The intention of the Government to Garcia Sepulveda is to build a railway station at Port of Colombia, Anahuac, New Lion; We are talking about cargo and people, and in 2017 a study was carried out by the state of Texas together with the federal government of the United States. deer.

“If the passenger train is implemented, it should be in San Anthony a Laredo-Colombia that Monterrey that is the outline, because that study has been done,” he explained.

Henry Cuellar He explained that the next step of the United States authorities is to find financial resources to do another feasibility study and analysis of a deeper plan that will create greater communication between the two countries.

Cuellar He pointed out that what is needed is an update to determine the costs of the project, because the study done in 2017 showed that the project is feasible, so now it remains to update how much investment is needed and the outline to be considered.

The US congressman argued that the large population with Monterrey y San Anthony, Texas justifying the existence of that passenger train.

New Lion It is more forward in terms of methods and objectives of this project compared to deer. The plan now is that I will look for financial resources to carry out the studies; However, a few years ago we (the US congressmen) made a proposal to the US government. deer to channelize resources into the development of bridges and infrastructure.”

Cuellar He mentioned that he was talking Amtrak a company dedicated to running passenger trains, as they are expected to work on that route.

“(Amtrak) told me that they have millions of dollars that can be allocated for the infrastructure of the US side, and in fact they told him that they want to do something in Texas. “We are looking at the possibilities and we have to see what is on the Mexican side,” he said.

The congressman expressed his confidence that the project could be done, although he said it would depend on the efforts of both sides of the border.

He said that currently there is a line of freight train on San Anthony a Laredo, Texas so it’s a matter of thinking about expanding it on the part of Mexico.

“And it used to be used for cargo and even used for passengers, but over time things have changed and now it is for cargo. This can be done if an agreement is reached on the railway lines,” he said.

Cuellar He emphasized that this type of projects will help to increase trade, tourism and even intensify the exchange of students, because it will be fast and safe for passengers to travel, while the transport of cargo will allow the numbers of trade in bilateral increase.

On Friday, the US congressman attended a private dinner with members of the Mexican Foreign Trade Council of the Northeast (Comce Northeast) and in American Chambers (United States Chamber of Commerce) Monterrey chapter.

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