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Title Latin American trade and transportation study (LATTS) : report to the Southeastern Transportation Alliance
Record ID 12728
Corporate Creator Wilbur Smith Associates
Corporate
Contributor
DRI/McGraw-Hill; R. K. Johns and Associates; VZM/Tran Systems; HNTB Corporation; WHM Transportation Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Publisher Louisiana. Dept. of Transportation and Development
Publication Date 20010300
Abstract In the last decade, great economic progress has been achieved throughout Latin America. Monetary reform, political stability and social and economic reforms have created a climate in which international trade has increased. This recognition of opportunity and responsibility led to the formation of the Southeastern Transportation Alliance. The Alliance is an organization of the state transportation agencies in the states/commonwealths of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, in cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The Alliance is an informal agreement between these partners to provide a means of financing and conducting the Latin America Trade & Transportation Study (LATTS). The proximity of the Alliance Region to the Latin American markets, coupled with a good intermodal transportation system, will provide competitive advantages for companies in the Alliance states. The purpose of the Alliance in undertaking LATTS was to enhance economic development in the Alliance States, collectively and individually, by taking advantage of the accelerating opportunities for trade with Latin America. This will increase economic production in the Alliance Region and provide more jobs, increased wage earnings and additional prosperity, for the Regions people. The trade information assembled, analyzed and forecast during the study is directly related to the transportation investment strategies that are a principal study product. The reasons are, first, that expanding foreign trade is related to increased domestic job opportunities; second, that growth in foreign trade as well as rising domestic economic activity, increases the demands on transportation facilities; third, that changes to the transportation system can accommodate, facilitate or inhibit this increasing use; and fourth, that the partners in this study have both a common and individual stake in investing in transportation improvements to make the most of the opportunities arising from this situation. This study is accessed in sections from a hyperlinked front page, the user selecting either to view a PDF file or download a Word document. 6 Appendices.
TRT Terms Transportation planning information; Regional planning information; Strategic planning information; International trade information; Infrastructure information; Transportation management associations information; Evaluation and assessment information
General Subjects Latin America; Louisiana; Southeastern Transportation Alliance
Geographical
Coverage
Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Latin America; Mississippi; North Carolina; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia
TRIS Online
Accession No
00813937
Resource type Research Paper
URL http://www.dotd.la.gov/programs_grants/latin/
Format HTML
Language: English
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