Presidio, Presidio County, Ojinaga officials grease wheels in DC for bridge expansion project

May 29, 2015
In The News

WASHINGTON, DC – Presidio County, City of Presidio, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico officials were in Washington, D.C. last week, advocating on behalf of the Presidio-Ojinaga International Bridge expansion project.

The Far West Texas and northern Mexico delegation included Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, Presidio County Commissioner Jim White, Presidio Mayor John Ferguson, Ojinaga Mayor Miguel Antonio Carrion Rohana and County Project Coordinator Jake Giesbrecht. All are members of the newly created Presidio port authority.

Over two days, the group visited with Texas U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Far West Texas Congressman Will Hurd, and Texas Lower Valley U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar. During these meetings, the members of Congress learned about the progress being made on the international bridge expansion project and about the newly formed Presidio International Port Authority (PIPA).

“It was a productive trip to update and ask for assistance from Senator Cornyn and Congressmen Hurd and Cuellar,” said Guevara. “They were all receptive and offered their assistance to help us get our project across the goal line.”

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