Strategically located as a gateway to interstate and international trade, Texas finds itself facing an unprecedented growth in trade. The ever increasing quantity of goods which move within Texas borders continues to strain the state’s transportation infrastructure, already taxed by rapid population growth.
In an effort to understand the present and future impacts that increased trade flowing through Texas will have on the transportation infrastructure, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Transportation Planning & Programming Division is conducting a series of studies providing multimodal freight movement analyses. These studies focus on geographic regions containing major trade corridors where such analyses can assist local leadership in identifying opportunities to improve efficiency in goods movement.
The preparation of this report has been financed in part through grant[s] from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, under the State Planning and Research Program, Section 505 [or Metropolitan Planning Program, Section 104(f)] of Title 23, U.S. Code. The contents of this report do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.