Dispelling the Myth of the
Gosh... Dick, all you had to do was talk to
your boss... George W. Bushwhacker. But
maybe Dick is so busy with war, he didn't even know when the
president signs the largest surface transportation
"investment" in history:
The 'TEA' is a little joke. This transportation system is for China... get it? TEA...China...Tea? (These psychopaths love their little jokes)
What is Intermodal?
The purpose of the Act is clearly enunciated in
The purpose of Title V is to promote intermodal transportation.
The design for the "Intelligent Transportation Systems at International Borders", April 2001.
NAIPN - Technical Diagram
Planned shipping route - and it should be obvious - but stating it anyway, American Ports and American Truckers will be put out of business by this transportation system for imported goods from COMMUNIST China.
From the article on WND,
Cheney chimes in: Ain't no superhighways"
"The administration is not engaged in a secret plan to create a 'NAFTA super highway,'" asserts Cheney in a recent letter to a constituent, according to a copy of the message obtained by WND.
As WND previously reported, Jeffrey Shane, undersecretary of transportation for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation got into a spirited exchange in January with congressmen after he asserted to a House subcommittee that NAFTA Superhighways were an "urban legend."
In response to questioning by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Shane asserted he was "not familiar with any plan at all, related to NAFTA or cross-border traffic."
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Well. Well... What do you know. Mr. Shane was working in the Office of Intermodalism before his appointment to Under Secretary of Transportation Policy - Office of Intermodalism. (Note the name of the 1991 legislation).
The President intends to
nominate Jeffrey Shane of the District of Columbia, to be
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. Mr. Shane is
currently the Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation
at the Department of Transportation. In this capacity, he
serves as the Secretary of Transportation's principal policy
advisor and as the Director of the Department's Office of
Intermodalism. Prior to his appointment at the Department of
Transportation in March of 2002,
he was a partner at the
international law firm of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. Earlier in
his career, he has served both as Deputy Assistant Secretary
and Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs
at the Department of Transportation. He also has served as
the Chairman of the Commission on Air Transport of the
International Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the
Military Airlift Committee of the National Defense
Transportation Association. He is a graduate of Princeton
University and earned his law degree from Columbia
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The [IBC] program was originally conceived as a means to test the feasibility of utilizing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies at border crossings to facilitate trade and transportation safety
The reason they say it was originally conceived as a test is because in the 1991 'The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991', they included the funding for the development of the computer systems under the heading of 'Research'
A new comprehensive transit planning and research program is funded as a 3 percent takedown of the total amount of funding provided. A total of $944 million is authorized over 6 years...
The National Planning and Research Program includes a transit technology development program, and establishes an Industry Technical Panel to assist in identification of priority technology development areas.
The program will have an independent governing board and will be managed by the National Academy of Sciences.
By September 30, 1996,
States must join the International Registration Plan....it
also authorizes $6 million to
fund a working group
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Highway safety...safety belts and motorcycle helmets
Was really to provide funding for a study to justify standardizing state and local databases for the collection of information and the plans for connections to the federal 'smart highway' systems databases. Just scan it for the words 'computer, data, database and collection'.
This study was undertaken in response to Section 1031(b) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), which required the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to conduct a study to determine the benefits of safety belt and motorcycle helmet use in crashes.
Now look at this report: "The Importance of Data Sharing" - and especially look at the data collections of the Research and Innovation Technology Administration:
National Driver Register: (needs Real ID for this -
Transborder Freight Data: The Transborder Freight Data system provides detailed North American Merchandise trade data unavailable from any other source. The data is presented by commodity type, mode of transportation (truck, rail, air, water, pipeline, mail, and other), and geographic detail (port of entry and exit, state/province of origin and destination) for U.S. exports and imports from Canada and Mexico.
Commodity Flow Survey: Sponsored by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) collects establishment survey data on freight movement and provides data on how much freight moves by all modes of transportation in the United States, including private and for-hire trucking for both intercity and local freight transportation. The CFS is the primary source of nationwide data on the flow of goods and hazardous materials by all modes of transportation, on the geography of commodity movements and the distance of shipments. [NOTE: This data and the above would have been really helpful to Jeff Skilling (Enron) and his 'Mother of all Procurement' systems for commodities.
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IANA is North America's leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.
To further the interest of the industry, IANA created the Foundation for Intermodal Research and Education (FIRE).
Border Working Group (TBWG)
Wa HO! Looky here...
"We Report.... You Decide"