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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Texas-Mexico Border: Transportation Planning Guidelines and Automated Database.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • Weissmann, A J
    • Harrison, R
    • Trevino, M
    • Mandava, S
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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