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473700-00091-1 Report Abstract

North American Transportation Corridor Network

Juan C. Villa and Christopher W. Rothe, Texas A&M University, July 2007, 109 pp. (473700-00091-1)

Trade flows across the three North American countries have increased substantially since the implementation of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but there is no movement toward developing a true North American Transportation Corridor Network. This report examines two types of North American transportation corridor networks.  The first is a transportation infrastructure network that spans across the three North American countries, including highways, railroads, and port of entries which are all part of a large multimodal transportation network.  The second type of networks analyzed, is a research network that is a collection and collaboration of organizations, individuals, and research that have the goal of improving transportation in North America.  Through this research project, a group of transportation experts from the United States, Mexico and Canada was assembled through a webinar to discuss issues related to a North American transportation corridor plan.  The formation of a North American transportation center is recommended to research and educate government officials on the current and projected state of transportation in North America.

Keywords: North American Transportation, Transportation Corridors, NAFTA

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