Cathy Shull, who is the executive director of the political advocacy and education group Progressive 15, is involved with the transportation study group MPACT 64, Ports-to-Plains Alliance Board of Directors and a local small business owner discussed the importance of a statewide transportation system, including concern on funding for the Ports-to-Plains Corridor, which is intended to create a shipping route from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Locally, that involves State Highway 71 directly and State Highway 385 indirectly.
“71 and 385 are among the last two parts of that whole Canada to Mexico corridor,” Shull said. “The traffic it would take off of (Interstate) 25 would be tremendous. Ports-to-Plains is huge for farm-to-market and huge for energy.”