May 14, 2019 - -

Bryan and College Station are becoming bigger and bigger, attracting more and more people, not to mention industry.

The Chamber of Commerce delegates this week are concerned that B/CS, as a locale, isn’t accessible enough. That’s why they’re asking federal lawmakers to support big transportation projects that would help connect B/CS to the rest of Texas—and beyond.

College Station Mayor Karl Mooney wears an I-14 pin during the delegation trip to D.C. He uses that, and his words, to voice his support for the proposed interstate that could run through Bryan and College Station. “You have Interstate 10 and you have Interstate 20,” said Mooney, “but going to east to west, there’s nothing in the middle.” Mooney and Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson are unified on this front, saying it would bring business to the growing B/CS area.

“There are so many companies that look at your distances from an interstate,” said Nelson. Chamber president Glen Brewer, who also wears an I-14 pin, says that’s just one part of the plan to better connect the Brazos Valley.

“Chamber of Commerce, we love highways. We love rail. We love high-speed rail,” said Brewer.

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