The operations of the El Paso, Tornillo and Santa Teresa Ports of Entry are managed by the International Bridges Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is a cooperative effort of various government agencies and stakeholders, from both sides of the border, striving to maintain border security and expedite travel and transportation for personal and commercial travelers. The establishment of the Steering Committee created a venue for regulatory agencies, business groups and stakeholders to work together to solve issues negatively impacting the Ports of Entry.
To reach their goal “To decrease border crossing times and increase capacity safely and securely”, the International Bridges Steering Committee provides commuters with wait time information and traffic accident alerts for the El Paso, Tornillo and Santa Teresa Ports of Entry. This information is sourced, in part, by Metropia, a traffic and navigation application which assists commuters in planning trips by determining the best available route to avoid delays and peak traffic times. Additionally, updates are sourced by travelers who follow the International Bridges Steering Committee on Facebook and Twitter, who submit travel updates and information, which is then reviewed by the International Bridges Steering Committee Staff, then if approved, is shared on the International Bridges Steering Committee Facebook and Twitter pages.
The City of El Paso International Bridges Department manages three of the Paso Del Norte region border crossings. The International Bridges Department works to provide cross-border mobility and on-street parking services to residents, businesses, and visitors so that they can participate in the vitality of the greater Paso Del Norte region
It is the County’s hope that they will provide you with valuable information about our county. In El Paso County, we embrace the best of our past but our vision is to the future. We are committed to preserving our environment and employing cutting-edge technology to give our citizens efficient access to government and improve their quality of life. All County Departments (and respective divisions) that make up our government strive to make El Paso County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live and work by providing vital services to the community.
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
The Texas Department of Transportation is made up of a variety of professionals including engineers, architects, financial experts, designers, travel counselors, and sign makers, among many other professions. Through collaboration and leadership, these professionals work to deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods.
As the lead federal government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), FMCSA’s mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. FMCSA partners with industry, safety advocates, and state and local governments to keep our nation’s roadways safe and improve CMV safety through regulation, education, enforcement, research, and technology. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is a sister agency to FMCSA. PHMSA regulates the transportation of hazardous materials along the border.
The Texas Department of Public Safety endeavors to proactively protect the citizens of Texas in an ever-changing threat environment while always remaining faithful to the U.S. and State Constitution. The goals of the department include combatting crime and terrorism, enhancing highway and public safety, enhancing statewide emergency management, and enhancing public safety licensing and regulatory services. Current programs include enforcement of motor carrier safety regulations, enforcement of weight and size laws, enforcement of hazardous material regulations, enforcement of registration laws applicable to commercial vehicles, enforcement of all traffic laws, and enforcement of criminal law.
The Municipal Institute for Research and Planning (IMIP, acronym in Spanish) is defined as a public entity decentralized from the municipality, with its own legal status and heritage, and independence in its decision-making. This planning model gives continuity to projects despite the changes of administration, through urban projects and studies with a short, medium, and long-term vision, where municipal action scheduling and planning criteria are proposed. Since its inception, IMIP has fostered its citizens’ participation in urban planning processes.
The Mexican Consulate provides Mexican representation of the public administration within the United States.
Oh Yes Juarez / Visitor Information Center is in charge of bi-national affairs between the government and private sector. The purpose of Oh Yes Juarez is to promote Ciudad Juarez, El Paso and Las Cruces as ONE Region.
The El Paso Community Foundation was established in 1977 to foster philanthropy and provide a long term endowment to address the unique opportunities and challenges of the El Paso, southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez region. Today, the El Paso Community Foundation provides a wide-range of philanthropic services in the region as a grant maker, convener and leadership organization to the community.
The Borderplex Alliance is a regional non-profit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to economic development and prosperity in the Ciudad Juárez, El Paso, and southern New Mexico region. The organization is supported by a coalition of business, community and civic leaders, all with a shared vision - bringing new investment and jobs to the Borderplex region and creating a positive business climate. The Borderplex Alliance provides regional, national and international development, advocacy, representation, and support to businesses looking to expand their operations within the Borderplex region. The Alliance’s areas of focus include business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international economic development; advocacy; education and workforce; and regional planning.
The El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization is a transportation policy-making and planning body with representatives from state and local government and transportation authorities. MPOs ensure that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) planning process. Federal requirement in Census urbanized areas of 50,000 or more and a population at or >200,000, designated a Transportation Management Area. The Transportation Policy Board is the deciding body: Texas and New Mexico representation.
The BIA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization consisting of more than 100 members (all involved in industry), that represent more than 4,000 jobs, hundreds of millions in investment in southern New Mexico, and millions of dollars of annual taxes. The Santa Teresa/Sunland Park region, which surrounds the Santa Teresa Port of Entry (STPOE), represents one of New Mexico’s largest industrial bases.
-Legal, customs, and tax advice for carrier company members -Group purchases for different products and services. -Provide support to several social and community organizations through freight services and monetary donations.
Visit El Paso is responsible for destination marketing for the City of El Paso and includes Convention Development and Meeting Planning Services; Tourism Development to include management of two Visitor Information Centers, as well as advertising and media relations. Information centers are located inside the El Paso International Airport and the Union Depot in Downtown El Paso.