OVERVIEW OF THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER: BACKGROUND. INTERIM REPORT
Economic growth along the Texas-Mexico border has prompted new concerns regarding the adequacy of that area's transportation infrastructure. In response, both the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Turnpike Authority (TTA) are investigating ways in which the border infrastructure might be upgraded, either through new bridges and/or by linking new and existing bridges to major highway facilities. As part of this statewide planning effort, the Center for Transportation Research (CTR), under the auspices of TxDOT and TTA, has conducted a planning-level needs study along the 1,230-mile (1,980-km) Texas-Mexico border. This report, the first in a series of six defines the study's scope, organization, research problem, research approach, and methodology. In addition, it includes a comprehensive description of the border's binational entry systems and road networks, along with a bilingual glossary of border-related terminology.
- Research study title: Texas-Mexico Toll Bridge Study.
University of Texas, AustinCenter for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
Austin, TX United States 78705
Austin, TX United States 78763-5051
- HANANIA, J
- Weissmann, A J
- Harrison, R
- Martello, M
- McCullough, B F
- Publication Date: 1994-1
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 172 p.
- TRT Terms: Definitions; Glossaries; Highway bridges; Infrastructure; International borders; Needs assessment; Networks; Origin and destination; Roads; Socioeconomic factors; Traffic data
- Uncontrolled Terms: Road networks; Socioeconomic data
- Geographic Terms: Texas-Mexico Border region
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Security and Emergencies; Society; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00667733
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TX-94-1976-1, Res Rept 1976-1, CTR 7-1976-1
- Contract Numbers: Study 7-1976
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Oct 24 1994 12:00AM