Warehouse Location and Freight Attraction in the Greater El Paso Region

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-018

Fiscal Year: 2012/2013

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Salvador Hernandez, Ph.D., Patrick Szary, Ph.D.

External Author(s): Mike Medina, Eduardo Hagert

Sponsor(s): El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, Texas DOT, FHWA - RITA


The objectives of this project are to develop a methodological approach to analyze current and future warehouse/distribution center locations along border regions that can provide greater accessibility and mobility for increasing bi-national freight flows and that are economically feasible. In addition, this project seeks to identify warehouse/distribution center locations that have the potential to improve safety. To accomplish these objectives they propose the following set of work aims to identify current and planned locations of warehouse/distribution centers (through a survey), to identify potential locations that meet the criteria of warehouse/distribution center and that promote increased accessibility, mobility and safety (Zone – Land Use by code), and to assess the monetary feasibility (costs) of the potential location