Researcher’s with TTI’s Center for International Intelligent Transportation Research recently published two reports based on center-sponsored research.
Evaluation of Ambulance Cross-border Operations | Cross-border travelers across the U.S.–Mexico border often experience delays due to international security and customs concerns. However, medical emergencies require expedited travel through land ports of entry to save patients. Researchers examined potential strategies to expedite patient transfers and held a workshop to solicit input from stakeholders on the strategies.
Free and Secure Trade with Enhanced Reliability (Faster) | Researchers identified traffic management strategies to improve crossing time reliability at commercial land ports of entry (LPOEs). They also successfully evaluated the strategies using two scenarios — an appointment scenario and a demand spreading scenario — using a microscopic traffic simulation model that the researchers developed for the Ysleta–Zaragoza LPOE.