Friday, June 22, 2007

TxDOT's 'Border Crossing Travel Time Study Team' studies traffic congestion at Mexican border

Group to study traffic congestion at border crossings

June 22, 2007

KVIA-TV-ABC (El Paso, TX/Las Cruces, NM,/Juarez, Mexico)
Copyright 2007

EL PASO, TX - A new study by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) looks to evaluate travel time for passenger and freight flows at 26 Texas-Mexico border crossings.

TxDOT's study comes as expansion at the Paso del Norte bridge in downtown El Paso is making the morning commute tough for some. However the study is not about bridge traffic, rather the back up motorist encounter once they enter the US.

The Border Crossing Travel Time Study Team will be visiting 26 crossings in the El Paso, Laredo and Pharr districts to collect information and identify problems, as well as possible short-term improvements.

Along with this fieldwork the team also plans to meet with local agency representatives including Department of Public Safety, city and county reps and homeland security in all three districts to get feedback from them on their concerns.

This study will run through January 31st, 2008. There is also a hotline that interested members of the community can call for more information on how or if this study will affect residents.

The number to call 1-877-800-6680.

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