U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood met with Mexico’s top transportation official Monday in Mexico to discuss transportation issues and agreed to establish a working group of transportation experts to consider the next steps of the controversial and long-delayed cross-border trucking program.
LaHood met with Secretary of Communications and Transportation Juan Molinar Horcasitas in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. According to a joint press release, during the meeting, both officials agreed on the importance of cooperating in areas of mutual interest to ensure the safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the two transportation systems.
After Congress cut off a cross-border trucking pilot program a year ago by prohibiting funding for such a program, the Mexican government slapped $2.4 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.
Excerpted from truckinginfo.com.