Transportation Infrastructure Planning in Mexico

The planning and implementation of major transportation infrastructure projects is an intricate multi-actor process. Since all countries approach infrastructure development within the confines of their own unique legal and institutional histories, tracking infrastructure projects from conception to completion can offer unique insights into how a country’s economic, legal, and political spheres interact with each other both in theory and in practice. The following paper synthesizes the major findings of a study commissioned by the Texas Department of Transportation to document the Mexican transportation planning process as it exists under the Calderon administration. The researchers used President Calderon’s National Infrastructure Program (NIP) to identify a series of proposed infrastructure projects that were considered to be of strategic importance to Mexico’s national development goals and had potential relevance to United States (US) transportation planning. Selected case studied covered different modes of transportation and different geographic regions of the country. The research determined that the national development program, while federal in origin, is heavily reliant on the active and willing participation of regional and non-state actors who play a much stronger role in recent Mexican planning activities than is commonly assumed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-3066
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 11:30AM