There are frequent calls for investment in border infrastructure given security-related delays and transportation bottlenecks associated with physical infrastructure described as outdated and inadequate. Given the potentially large investment expenditures needed to expand inspection and transportation infrastructure at border crossing sites, as well as the irreversibility of many of the investments that might need to be made, it is important that government decision-makers base spending choices on highly-informed forward-looking projections of capacity demands on traffic corridors through which bilateral commercial shipments are likely to travel.
Globerman, Steven and Storer, Paul, "An Assessment of Future Bilateral Trade Flows and their Implications for U.S. Border Infrastructure" (2014). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 68.