Things are looking up for the U.S. economy. Or that’s what freight moving across the U.S.-Mexico border between 2012 and 2014 seems to indicate. There are 25 land ports of entry (POEs) along the 1,969-mile U.S.-Mexico border that serve as trade gateways between the two countries. Recent negative changes in the global economy resulted in […]
TTI-Led Research Seeks to Expedite Emergency Care for Patients Crossing the Border
Led by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), a team of public agencies including the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Department of Neurology, the El Paso Fire Department (EPFD) and Mexican ambulance companies are conducting research to speed up cross-border transportation for heart attack and stroke victims. Mortality rates […]
Technology, New Concepts Drive Future Freight Movement Investments
Although we often take the safe, efficient movement of freight for granted, our local and global economies depend on it. Whatever the path — highways, railways, waterways, airports, ports of entry, pipelines — reliably getting goods to market drives the heartbeat of our economy. Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) researchers are at the forefront of […]
Using RFID Readers to Measure Wait Times at the U.S.-Mexico Border
For years, the movement of freight along the U.S.-Mexico border has been a long, slow process. As a first step in making improvements, actual wait times are being measured by radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers.
Increasing Capacity, Reducing Wait Times: TTI Helps Design ITS-Based California Port of Entry
The proposed new port of entry, Otay Mesa East, will be a state-of-the-art tolled crossing facility.
TTI on the Border
Research findings from TTI’s CIITR staff often provide the foundation upon which stakeholders build new opportunities for improving and expanding international trade and tourism.
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