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161121-1 Report Abstract

U.S. and Texas International Trade and Transportation

Leigh B. Boske and Larry K. Anazia, University of Texas at Austin, July 2011, 69 pp. (161121-1)

This report, funded by the Southwest Region University Transportation Center, examines various aspects of international trade, transportation, and foreign practices implemented facilitate and fund transport-related infrastructure. The report is composed of six chapters. The first chapter provides an overview of the U.S. international trade outlook. The second chapter describes the roles played by air cargo transport, ports and ocean carriers, railroads, and the motor carrier industry in U.S. international trade. The third and fourth chapters focus on Texas-specific international trade and modal gateways. The fifth chapter reviews various transport funding mechanisms, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications, and forms of public-private partnerships adopted in various foreign countries. The final chapter describes the expansion of the Panama Canal and its likely Texas impacts.


Keywords: International Transportation, Trade Patterns and Forecasts, Modal Outlooks, Foreign Country Profiles and Best Practices, Air Cargo and Oceanborne Freight

ENTIRE REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 6 MB)