Boyda: It may be up to the courts

| 6/15/2007

Democratic congresswoman Nancy Boyda of Kansas says stopping Mexican cross-border trucking may now be up to the courts.

Boyda was the author of a measure that was partially incorporated into a law signed by President George W. Bush, which was designed to drastically slow down or even stop a cross-border pilot program planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

It’s widely believed that Bush only signed off on the measure because it was tied to a military funding bill. And now, the DOT has signaled it plans to go ahead with the pilot program anyway.

But Boyda told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that the opponents aren’t going to go away.

“This is a bipartisan issue. I got to take the lead on this … but there are a lot of people, Republicans and Democrats, who are just saying enough is enough, and we do want our voices heard,” Boyda said.

Boyda said she doesn’t think the courts will allow DOT to proceed with cross-border trucking.

A lawsuit seeking an injunction against the pilot program is in federal court right now, and OOIDA is one of six groups that are party to the suit.

– By Reed Black, staff writer