This report presents a model capable of forecasting future commodity trading between the United States and Mexico based on the historical import and export data. The incorporation of these forecasts into the U.S.-Mexico Border Freight Traffic Trends yearly report will benefit transportation and trade agencies, as well as the private sector, by providing a better understanding of future tendencies in border trade dynamics.
In the transportation research business, we use the term “performance measurement” when we measure how a certain aspect of our transportation system is operating. For example, through crash reporting we can tell you with certainty how safe a road is operating, or, through commute times, how well traffic is flowing. Safety and mobility of a roadway are fairly easy to determine. [Read more…] about Taking Border Performance to the Next Level
by Geza Pesti
How goods are getting to and from Mexican manufacturers to American markets—and vice versa—is important to know. Are they traveling by truck or rail? Are they experiencing shipping delays (often passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices)? Are they rising or falling in frequency, value, and volume?
[Read more…] about How, When, and Where: Three Important Questions for Maintaining Healthy U.S.-Mexico Trade
Climate change is happening. Rising global average temperatures have been documented beyond a reasonable scientific doubt. And those same rigorous empirical standards are predicting this trend will continue. [Read more…] about Climate Trends and Transportation