A Methodology for Determining the Freight Border Transportation Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement

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Center for Transportation Research, Bureau of Engineering Research, the University of Texas at Austin, 1996 - Freight and freightage - 126 pages
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This report presents a methodology useful in forecasting the effects of NAFTA on the demand for freight transportation at the Texas-Mexico border. In developing long-term estimates of future freight-related traffic crossing the border, the methodology employs three steps: (1) an economic analysis of the region, (2) calibration of modal choice models, and (3) an assessment of inventory practices. This methodology is designed to improve upon previous efforts by considering how NAFTA would alter the economic environment in which firms operate, as well as the decisions these firms make regarding modal choice and shipment size.

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Contents

METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
29
INTERREGIONAL INPUTOUTPUT ANALYSIS
41
MODAL CHOICE DECISIONS
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