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721933-1 Report Abstract

An Investigation Into the Relationship Between Transportation Infrastructure and International Import Rules and Regulations: Understanding How to Avoid Building Bridges to Nowhere

Richard W. Dickinson and Jesse Guzman, Texas A&M University, February 1997, 67 pp. (721933-1)

The objective of this research was to examine the rules, regulations, and decision-making methods of government agencies determining transportation policy for international movements between Texas and Mexico. In pursuing this objective, an examination was made of past infrastructure investment decisions that failed and an assessment was made regarding why plans deviated from reality. Additionally, the logistics associated with cross-border freight transportation are described, documenting the institutional and governmental practices impeding efficient cross-border operations.

Keywords: Infrastructure Investment, Border Crossings, Cross-Border Practices

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