New Law Allows Infrastructure and Staffing Investment at TX International Toll Bridges

The Texas Tribune notes the recent enactment of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, “which allows private businesses and local governments to pay for beefed-up staffing and infrastructure improvements at the ports of entry on Texas’ southern border by entering into agreements with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” The program is already in effect as a pilot project at several Texas international border toll bridges (for example, in Laredo, Cameron County, Pharr and McAllen).