In addition to its traffic lab, policy, economic and educational programs, the Cross Border Institute supports and coordinates diverse research by a cross-section of University of Windsor faculty and their students with the common goals of making borders work better and enhancing cross-border commerce, research and public services:

Completed Projects

  • Analysis of the Herb Gray Parkway and Gordie Howe International Bridge infrastructure on the performance of the Windsor-Essex road network
  • Collection and analysis of a nation-wide micro-level business establishment commercial vehicle movement data
  • Optimal tolls for competing bridges with highway network congestion effects

Ongoing Projects

  • Real-time analysis/simulation and short-term prediction of commercial crossing times
  • Big data analysis of over 1.5 billion records from GPS transponders in trucks
  • Assessing vulnerability, criticality and resilience in Southern Ontario freight networks
  • Development of a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to assess the full economic impacts of border crossing policies
  • Assessing the potential benefits of increased use of RFID technologies at border inspection plazas