Transportation and land use across US and Mexican cities and megaregions

The purpose of this proposal is to outline a multiyear institutional collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania, CentroGeo (a CONACYT research center), and the University of Texas, Austin to study land use and transportation interactions across US and Mexican cities. While the study will include the hundred largest metropolitan areas from each area: particular attention will be paid to four megaregions: the Northeast, Central Mexico, the Texas Triangle plus Northern Mexico, and Southern California plus Baja California. The northeast and central Mexico are the most populous and economically productive parts of each country, while the border regions are mutually dependent and deeply economically entwined. Within this collaboration, the research team proposes 4 individual research tasks: (1) Collect and summarize socioeconomic and travel data across the 200 metropolitan areas; (2) Define and analyze the cross-border megaregions with an emphasis on the importance of cross-border economic and labor flows; (3) Analyze similarities and differences in commute strategies of the working poor; and (4) Explore how the relationship between income, land use, and commute patterns vary by region and by country. The remainder of this proposal describes the background and motivation for the project, presents the methods and research products for tasks to be undertaken over several years, describes the research tasks and budget for the first year, and summarizes the research team’s background and qualifications. The team will also use this grant as a springboard to apply for additional funds to support this collaboration. For example, they plan to apply for a ConTex research grant this fall. This partnership between CONACYT and the University of Texas System is an ideal source for additional funds to study land use and travel behavior across the US-Mexico border.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $ 55236
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747135

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University Transportation Centers Program

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Guerra, Erick

      Montejano, Jorge

      Caudillo, Camilo

      Sanchez, Ariadna Reyes

    • Start Date: 20170901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01650975
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 16 2017 10:46AM