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NPT City: Defensive much? City news release on new border crossing study.

As the El Paso Times pointed out, the city stepped in some Ysleta school district doo-doo with its plans to study a new border crossing somewhere in the Mission Valley. Here’s the news release from the city announcing public meetings on the project, with the bold and italics where the city put them in the release (also, via link below, is a briefing document from the city):


Attached please find the media advisory for the initial community meeting regarding the New Commuter Port of Entry Feasibility Study. To ensure that everyone has accurate and current key information on the status and process of the study, please note the following:

The study is currently in its initial stages, as such this community meeting seeks to solicit public comments as one of the first and necessary steps
The purpose of the study is to evaluate several alternatives for the feasibility of a new commuter port of entry between the Bridge of the Americas and the Zaragoza International Bridge
A site has not been selected
The purpose of the study is to analyze several factors to include potential locations/alternatives, impacts to the environment and preparation of an initial traffic study
The study also evaluates the option of not building a new port of entry
The proposed port of entry would accommodate only automobiles, public transportation and pedestrians
Efforts to incorporate public involvement will be integrated throughout the study development

I have also attached a project briefing outlining more information relative to the overall process. Please help us in sharing this information. Thank you!

Briefing Doc06-01-09(English)

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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