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Robert Harrison is a Senior Research Scientist and the Deputy Director at the Center for Transportation Research (CTR), The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the area of transportation planning for over 30 years and has published in the areas of economic impact studies, trade issues, cost/benefit analysis, and transport sector planning. He has also undertaken a number of trade and transportation studies

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in a wide variety of countries. More recently, these have focused on NAFTA trade corridors and inland ports, Texas-Mexico border trade issues, and the major markets served by the Texas gulf ports. He has contributed to 58 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports, 8 Southwest University Transportation Center (UTC) reports, and has published 45 peer-reviewed papers. Mr. Harrison has made presentations to senior U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) staff, and has given testimony at a number of Texas Senate hearings.
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Mr. Harrison is a past president of the U.S. Transportation Research Forum (TRF) and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the TRF quarterly publication. He is currently Chairman of the Committee on Intermodal Freight Terminal Design (A2M03), serves as Secretary to the Task Force on Agricultural Transportation (A1B55), and is a member of both the TRB Committee on International Trade and Transportation (A5006) and the TRB Committee on Motor Vehicle Size and Weight (A1B04).
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Prior to joining the Center for Transportation Research in 1987, Mr. Harrison worked first as an academic in the United Kingdom, then as an economist for the United Nations, and finally as a consultant to the World Bank. During the latter period, he co-authored Vehicle Operating Costs: Evidence from Developing Countries, published by Johns Hopkins Press and contributed to a number of World Bank transportation sector reviews in Latin America, Africa, and the Russian federation. research image: border crossing
Mr. Harrison serves as the Research Supervisor of TxDOT study 5-9014, "Criteria and Design of a Model Border Crossing," which won the TxDOT 2002 Top Innovation Award


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Robert Harrison
Deputy Director
Center for Transportation Research
3208 Red River, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78705
harrison@mail.utexas.edu
(512) 232-3113
(512) 232-3153 FAX
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