Public Notice of TTCA Listening Session

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Public Notice

What: Transportation & Trade Corridor Alliance Public Listening Session
Ports of Entry and Mexico Committee
Education and Communication Committee

When: April 24, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where: Pima Community College Downtown Campus, Amethyst Room
1255 N. Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85709

Who: The Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance, Ports of Entry and Mexico Co-Chairs – James B. Manson and Margie Emmermann – invite all those interested in the importance of the border and proximity to Mexico as an asset to Arizona to attend this listening session and provide their insights, ideas and comments.  Participants are also invited to provide their ideas to guide the TTCA in its strategic communications and public outreach activities. These comments will be considered by the Committee for writing the Ports of Entry and Mexico Roadmap Chapter discussed below.

How: Public testimony will be heard from 10:00 to 11:30 followed by a facilitated dialogue based on those testimonies from 11:30 to 12:30.

Please be prepared with a presentation no longer than five minutes.  You may submit a one-page document providing further thoughts and background information at the time of the meeting or online at


The purpose of the “Transportation, Trade and Global Competitiveness Roadmap” is to define a statewide vision that contributes to an economic development and jobs agenda. Each chapter of the “Roadmap” will be developed by committees as assigned by the Transportation and Corridor Alliance (TTCA) including Freight, Trade and Economic Development, Logistics, Supply Chain Development and Regional Sourcing, Mexico and Ports of Entry, and Education and Communication.

The Mexico and Ports of Entry committee will be writing a chapter for the Roadmap that will:

  • Communicate the importance of the border and proximity to Mexico as an asset for Arizona.
  • Provide guidance and suggestions to state agencies on how to improve the border crossing process for businesses and individual crossers.
  • Suggest strategies for improving physical infrastructure at and near the border, including process improvements and the use of technology and smart transportation tools.

*** Contact Chris Stoller at or (602) 542-1287 for any questions.

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