Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Public Meetings Planned for Feb.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

A series of public meetings are scheduled this month by Wilbur Smith Associates for input on which route the firm should recommend as a Ports-to-Plains commercial route from Laredo, Texas, to Denver.

Although none are scheduled in New Mexico, Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said on Jan. 29 he would work to schedule one.

The senator has written Peggy Thurin, Texas Transportation Department project manager for the Ports to Plains Feasibility Study, seeking cooperation for a public meeting in Raton, according to a statement from Domenici's office.

Raton city and chamber of commerce officials are planning trips to each meeting. …

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