TEXAS' ROLE AS A U.S.-MEXICO TRADE GATEWAY. FINAL REPORT
In providing incentives for increased trade among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could considerably liberalize freight carriage across these countries' respective borders. While Texas has a substantial economic interest in the increased trade, its strategic geographic location, as well as its 2000-km-long border with Mexico, ensures that the state will sustain a disproportionate share of such negative effects as traffic hazards, pavement consumption, and excessive capacity on its highways and at its border crossings. This report summarizes one important result of the Texas Department of Transportation's Project 7-2932, namely, the quantification of the amount of U.S.-Mexico trade that uses Texas highway and rail infrastructure, but which has its origins and destinations outside Texas. Despite some data limitations, the analysis indicates that Texas is the major gateway for U.S.-Mexico trade.
- Research study title: Texas-Mexico Border: Transportation Planning Guidelines and Automated Database.
University of Texas, AustinCenter for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
Austin, TX United States 78705
Austin, TX United States 78763-5051
- Weissmann, A J
- Harrison, R
- Trevino, M
- Mandava, S
- Publication Date: 1995-11
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Impact studies; Infrastructure; International borders; International trade; Railroad transportation; Trucking
- Identifier Terms: North American Free Trade Agreement
- Geographic Terms: Texas-Mexico Border region
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Security and Emergencies; Society; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00724951
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TX-96/2932-3F, Res Rept 2932-3F, CTR 7-2932-3F
- Contract Numbers: Study 7-2932
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM