County bridge useless

According to this article in the Times past county commissioners have gifted us with another disaster.

From the article:

Construction of the Tornillo port of entry cost at least $133 million.  More than $91 million of that amount was paid by the U.S. General Services Administration and Customs and Border Protection.

El Paso County covered remaining costs…

That puts our portion of the bill at $42 million if our math is correct.

Bridge to nowhere

Again, from the Times article:

“CBP” has suspended commercial processing at the Tornillo crossing.

and later:

But Maier said since the opening of the cargo facility in early 2016, CBP processed only five formal commercial entries — shipments with a value in excess of $2,500.

We deserve better

Brutus

3 Responses to County bridge useless

  1. Irma says:

    Escobar has another failure to for her list…the bridge can be added to the Children’s Hospital fiasco.

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  2. Haiduc says:

    A bridge to TAXVILLE

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  3. Old Gringo says:

    “More than $91 million of that amount was paid by the U.S. General Services Administration and Customs and Border Protection.” Once again, government money comes out of the taxpayer’s pocket. Do you suppose anyone in the County even asked the “CBP” how long they planned to operate in Tornillo?

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