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Gateways and Borders

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The United States imports and exports more goods across its borders than any other country in the world. FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations works with its partners to develop policies and encourage deployment of technologies and best practices to facilitate the safe, secure, and efficient flow of goods at borders and trade gateways.

  • America's Freight Transportation Gateways (November 2009) [HTML, PDF 2MB]
  • Freight Information Real-Time System for Transport Evaluation [Final Report]
  • United States - Mexico
    • Border-Wide Assessment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Technology—Current and Future Concepts [HTML, PDF 1.8MB]
    • Measuring Border Delay and Crossing Times at the U.S. – Mexico Border — Part II: Guidebook for Analysis and Dissemination of Border Crossing Time and Wait Time Data [HTML, PDF 723KB] *There is no published document for Part I of this research.
    • Measuring Border Delay and Crossing Times at the U.S. – Mexico Border — Part II: Step-by-Step Guidelines for Implementing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System to Measure Border Crossing and Wait Times [HTML, PDF 1.1MB] *There is no published document for Part I of this research.
    • Measuring Border Delay and Crossing Times at the U.S. – Mexico Border — Final Report: Automated Crossing and Wait Time Measurement [HTML, PDF 4.9MB]
  • United States - Canada

FHWA Office of Planning Programs

Border Crossing Delay

Border crossings are potential bottlenecks in the freight transportation network. The Office of Freight Management and Operations conducted a systematic review of border crossing activities at 7 ports-of-entry handling over 60 percent of U.S. truck trade among the 3 NAFTA nations in order to determine border delay and crossing times for freight.

Transportation Border Working Group

The Canada-U.S. Transportation Border Working Group (TBWG) brings together multiple transportation and border agencies, and other organizations, to coordinate transportation planning, policy implementation, and the deployment of technology to enhance border infrastructure and operations.

Staff Contacts

Tiffany Julien
202-366-9241
Tiffany.Julien@dot.gov

Office of Operations