Excerpt:Â Pointing to an overwhelming rebuke by the House, opponents of an agreement that would allow Mexican trucks to travel freely on U.S. roads are demanding the Department of Transportation come forward and tell the American public whether or not the program will begin next month, reports WND columnist Jerome Corsi.Last month, the House passed a measure 411â€“3, the Safe American Roads Act, to limit the secretary of transportation's authority to allow Mexican trucks to operate beyond U.S. cities and commercial zones on the border. Safety requirements also were enacted in the Iraq supplemental funding bill. But this week, amid a series of high-level meetings, the DOT appears ready to move ahead with the program. Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the OOIDA, wants an official statement confirming or denying reports the controversial program will commence July 15.
"How many times will DOT and the Bush administration thumb their noses at Congress and the American people," Spencer asked in a telephone interview with Corsi yesterday