The San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will host a border transportation conference August 3 at the Omni San Antonio Hotel to find ways of managing the flow of traffic generated by surging NAFTA trade.
While NAFTA has increased U.S. trade with Mexico, Texas highways, bridges and ports have not been able to keep up with the ever-growing stream of tractor-trailers flowing through the state, the bank said. The conference seeks to bring together experts to address the importance of transportation infrastructure, ways to improve border efficiency and optimal investment levels for Texas’ trade corridors.
Featured speakers are Edward M. Gramlich, Federal Reserve Board governor, and Robert D. McTeer Jr., president and CEO of the Dallas Fed. Other speakers include Robert Harrison, executive director of the Center forTransportation Research at the University of Texas-Austin, and James R. Giermanski, director of International Business Studies for Belmont Abbey College.