LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Council Member Vanessa Perez’s District 7 includes the World Trade Bridge, the busiest bridge in the nation for cargo, and the Laredo–Colombia Solidarity International Bridge.
While a lot of attention has been paid to expanding the former, it could be the former that gets refurbished first, Perez said.
That is because Elon Musk would like to see a dedicated lane at Colombia for raw materials, parts and finished goods to be transported to and from the Tesla EV plant in Monterrey, once it is built.
Perez, Laredo’s mayor pro tea, said Nuevo León Gov. Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda is working at breakneck speed to get everything ready in his state for Tesla. She said local, state and federal officials on the U.S. may have to match García .
“He (Gov. García) has made the commitment. I mean, he’s not all talk. He’s action. He’s put the money (there) for it. He’s moving. They’re moving dirt, they’re working on it. I mean, the speed that he has executed his vision is amazing because with bureaucracy, everything takes so long but Nuevo León has been able to get a lot done in a short period of time. So to their kudos to them for making this work. And it’s important to have that infrastructure. It’s important to have that connection. And we’re committed on our end moving these products quickly also.”
Editor’s Note: The above video story is the second in a three-part series on the Laredo–Colombia Solidarity International Bridge. Click here to watch Part One, featuring Laredo Council Member Ruben Gutierrez. Part Three will be posted early next week.
Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above story features Laredo Council Members Vanessa Perez and Ruben Gutierrez.
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