Mary Peters and others visit border inspection station

After all the hoopla and accompanying scorn and rhetoric by those in Congress paid to oppose the Mexican Demonstration Project, members of a group led by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters visited a commercial vehicle-inspection station in El Paso to observe safety inspections required of all Mexican trucks entering the United States under the program, said Brian Turmail, a Transportation Department spokes man.

“The point of the trip was to educate two key members of Congress about the strict safety standards we’ve put in place for this project and demonstrate how it benefits U.S. truck drivers and lowers costs for U.S. consumers,” Turmail said.

U.S. Reps. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., accompanied Peters.

Perhaps one by one, members of Congress will begin to see the great lie that has been perpetuated on them by the Teamsters, OOIDA and various Public Watchdog groups with an agenda that has nothing to do with trucking. Let’s hope this happens