Transportation infrastructure in Texas plays an important role in facilitating the nation’s trade with Mexico. Given the current and projected travel demand, improving the capacity and operations of the existing multimodal infrastructure is critical to alleviate traffic congestion, facilitate international trade, reduce environmental impacts, and improve the quality of life for residents in the border region.
TxDOT, in collaboration and partnership with the Border Trade Advisory Committee, is working with U.S. and Mexican agencies and stakeholders to develop the Border Transportation Master Plan (BTMP). The master plan will identify the cross-border challenges of moving people and goods and will include analysis of existing transportation systems--roadway, transit, pedestrian, pipeline, airport, maritime, and rail. The plan will analyze current and future transportation and will include a prioritized list of transportation investment strategies that support binational, state, regional, and local economic competitiveness and improve the impacts of cross-border trade and transportation.
TxDOT is hosting a series of meetings throughout the state to gather public input on capacity and operational improvements to the existing multimodal transportation infrastructure in the border region.
Rio Grande Valley-Tamaulipas Region
Laredo-Coahuila-Nuevo León-Tamaulipas Region
El Paso-Santa Teresa-Chihuahua Region
Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Timoteo “Tim” Juarez, Jr., Branch Manager, International Trade & Border Planning
Freight, International Trade & Connectivity Section
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701