Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan
Texas Department of Transportation
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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 Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan. The master plan will identify the cross-border issues, challenges, and opportunities and strategies 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 recommendation of transportation investment strategies that support binational, state, regional and local economic competitiveness and improve the impacts of cross-border trade and transportation (BTMP Fact Sheet).

Get Involved

TxDOT hosted 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. Now, the public is invited to review and comment on the draft BTMP.

Attend a Virtual Public Meeting

Rio Grande Valley/Tamaulipas Region
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST
Meeting link
Meeting Number/Access code: 
146 117 0724
Password: 
BTMP2021
Join by Phone: 
+1-408-418-9388
El Paso/Santa Teresa/Chihuahua Region
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. MST
Meeting link
Meeting number/Access code: 
146 464 9790
Password: BTMP2021
Join by Phone: 
+1-408-418-9388
Laredo/Coahuila/Nuevo León/ Tamaulipas Region
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST
Meeting link
Meeting number/Access code: 
146 479 2197
Password: 
BTMP2021
Join by Phone: 
+1-408-418-9388

 

BTMP English Materials

  • Full Draft BTMP Report
    Table of Contents includes:
    • Chapter 1 - Introduction
    • Chapter 2 - Goals, Objectives, and Institutions
    • Chapter 3 - Texas-Mexico Border: Past and Present
    • Chapter 4 - Binational Multimodal Transportation Network Designation
    • Chapter 5 - Current and Future Needs Assessment
    • Chapter 6 - Future Forecasts for the Texas-Mexico Border Region
    • Chapter 7 - Economic Importance of the Texas-Mexico Border
    • Chapter 8 - Process to Identify and Evaluate Strategies to Address Current and Future Needs
    • Chapter 9 - Stakeholder Engagement
    • Chapter 10 - Recommendations
    • Chapter 11 - Implementation Plan
  • BTMP Appendices
    Table of Contents includes:
    • Appendix 5A - Operational and Capacity Needs by Border Crossing
    • Appendix 8A - Information Sources for Strategy Identification
    • Appendix 10A - Program Recommendations
    • Appendix 10B - Project Recommendations
    • Appendix 10C - Recommended Projects by Impact
    • Appendix 11A - Recommended Projects by Timeframe

BTMP Spanish Materials

  • Borrador del Reporte BTMP Completo
    El Índice incluye:
    • Capítulo 1 - Introducción
    • Capítulo 2 - Metas, Objetivos e Instituciones
    • Capítulo 3 - Frontera Texas-México: Pasado y Presente
    • Capítulo 4 - Designación de Red de Transporte Binacional Multimodal
    • Capítulo 5 - Evaluación Actual y Futura de Necesidades
    • Capítulo 6 - Pronósticos Futuros para la Región Fronteriza Texas-México
    • Capítulo 7 - Impacto Económico de la Frontera Texas-México de la Frontera Texas-México
    • Capítulo 8 - Procesos para Identificar y Evaluar Estrategias para Abordar Necesidades Actuales y Futuras
    • Capítulo 9 - Participación de los Grupos de Interés
    • Capítulo 10 - Recomendaciones
    • Capítulo 11 - Plan de Implementación
  • Apéndices del BTMP
    El Índice incluye:
    • Apéndices 5A – Necesidades Operativas y de Capacidad de Cruces Fronterizos
    • Apéndice 8A – Fuentes de Información para Identificación de Estrategias Apéndice
    • Apéndice 10A – Recomendaciones de Programas
    • Apéndice 10B – Recomendaciones de Proyectos
    • Apéndice 10C – Recomendaciones de Proyectos por Impacto
    • Apéndice 11A – Recomendaciones de Proyectos por Periodo de Tiempo

Public Comment

Public comments will be welcome on the draft BTMP full report starting Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 and ending Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Fill out a Comment Form online.

You may also print the Comment Form (Formulario de Comentarios) and mail it to:

Texas Department of Transportation
Attn: Border Transportation Master Plan
710 Hesters Crossing, Suite 150
Round Rock, TX 78681-7839

Mailed comments must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

Outreach History

    El Paso-Santa Teresa-Chihuahua Region

    Laredo-Coahuila-Nuevo Leon-Tamaulipas Region

    Rio Grande Valley - Tamaulipas Region

Downloads

Contact Us

Transportation Planning and Programming Division
Caroline A. Mays, AICP
Director of Freight, International Trade & Connectivity Section
118 E. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 305-8588
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