Economic impact of wait times at international points of entry (Aldrete Testimony)

On April 1, 2013, Rafael Aldrete, Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research in El Paso, presented testimony on H.B. 1777,  before the House International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.  Dr. Aldrete’s written remarks. Video of testimony (.ram file) presented by Dr. Aldrete (begins at 1 hour and 57 minutes into the recording of the meeting).  It followed the comments of State Rep. Joe Moody when he laid out H.B. 1777 (beginning at 1 hour and 52 minutes into the recording).   The bill relates to a study regarding the effects on international trade of wait times at points of entry between the United States and the United Mexican States.

Freight Shuttle System, a privately financed freight transportation option for automated and secure trade (Roop Testimony)

On March 22, 2013, Dr. Steve Roop provided testimony to the House International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee on the Freight Shuttle.  The Committee convened the public hearing in the El Paso City Hall.  No audio or video of the testimony is available. Dr. Roop’s presentation

Senate International Relations & Trade Committee

May 4, 2010

Dr. Steve Roop responded to the Committee’s request for a presentation on border crossing improvements and the proposed freight shuttle system.

Roop testimony audio [MP3]; Roop testimony text [PDF]

Joint Meeting of the House Transportation and House Agriculture and Livestock Committees

April 28, 2010

Information on rural and agricultural freight transportation and the proposed freight shuttle system by Dr. Stephen S. Roop, Assistant Director

Roop testimony audio [MP3]; Roop testimony text [PDF]