Economic Impacts on Transportation of the US/Canada Border

The objective for this project is to understand the economic impacts of border delays on such economic indicators as retail sales, tourism and employment. This task order would build on previous studies such as the Taylor study, which found that the border management system as well as trade policies cost the U. S. and Canadian economies an estimated U. S. $7.52 billion to $13.20 billion. These costs relate to specific costs to carriers and manufacturers and carriers for duties, broker fees, customs administration, etc., and cost for inspection staffs borne by the two governments. The Taylor study, whose formal name is, The U. S. - Canada Border: Cost Impacts, Causes and Short to Long Term Management Options, was published in 2003. This task order would address the economic costs of the current travel times and analyze the economic savings from reduced travel times resulting from Free and Secure Trade Program (FAST), NEXUS, and other improvements at border crossings. This task order will build on activities to date that have been funded by other research efforts and coordinate with Canadian counterparts to gather information that will be used in the technical documents that will be produced.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $150000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-04-D-00014 Ta

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Petzold, Roger

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

      150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
    • Principal Investigators:

      Suhrbier, John

    • Start Date: 20070928
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090427
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20295

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459709
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-04-D-00014 Ta
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:11PM