Researchers at TTI's Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research are helping El Paso’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) gather baseline data via a regional survey about how residents currently travel around the region.
Supporting the economic development of both Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, the Paso del Norte (PDN) Bridge is one of the busiest border pedestrian crossings between Texas and Mexico. Over the last several years, pedestrian traffic has decreased significantly, partially due to long wait times at border crossings. Understanding changes in pedestrian traffic trends is critical for retailers to efficiently conduct business and can help authorities meet the mobility, safety, security, personal and public health, and socio-economic needs of citizens.
Required security inspections and increased truck traffic at U.S.-Mexico border crossings create delays that are disruptive and costly to manufacturers, shippers and, ultimately, consumers. For shippers, time is money, so being able to monitor and quantify even small variations in delay at the border can have a measurable impact on a company’s bottom line. With sufficient accurate information, shippers can build in buffer time for some shipments or take other steps to adjust for the delays.