Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Civil Engineering


Imad Abdallah


Transportation planning provides an insight into the demand and traffic distribution of existingconditions of a region and helps identify future transportation needs. The results generated from forecasting models influence many decisions on the selection of transportation projects and funding allocations. Thus, forecasting models require up-to-date trip information to represent trip patterns and generate representative traffic demand analysis in a such complex areas as binational regions. The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis on travel survey methodology applied to collect trip information at international border crossings. Based on the results of the survey, an analysis on trip pattern between northbound and southbound trips of private-owned vehicles, pedestrians, and commercial trucks, as well as the trip purpose distribution between Mexican travelers and US residentsâ?? crossings are shared. The study period performance reflects the trip patterns collected throughout the four seasons of the year. Lastly, the study aims to identify and initiate discussion on future research continuity on data collection and traffic modeling




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File Size

68 p.

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Rights Holder

Jennifer Areli Moreno Escamilla