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1 Arizona-Mexico Commission Ramírez Advisors Inter-National, LLC VISION 2015: ARIZONA’S INTERNATIONAL PORT OF ENTRY SYSTEM Prepared for: Arizona-Mexico Commission Prepared by: Ramírez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

2 “Our ports of entry with Mexico are a critical component of Arizona’s economy and security. We must do all we can to make them the best they can be to foster the growth, development and security of the region.” Governor Janice K. Brewer State of Arizona Arizona’s POE’s – 2003 to 2008 Cars ↓ -22% Pedestrian ↑ 14.8% Trucks ↑ 19.9% Buses ↑ 16.7% Total People ↓ -15.6% Arizona’s POE System Today 380,000 Trucks 640 Trains 7.7 million cars 29.2 Million People 2015 POE System Handle 2X to 3X traffic Strong on security AND facilitate trade and tourism Improve quality of life and protect the environment Make AZ-MX region more competitive Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

3 3 Key factors impacting the border Border wait times increasing, in excess of 45 minutes in 24-hour cycle Border wait times increasing, in excess of 45 minutes in 24-hour cycle 2 to 3 hour wait times are common! 2 to 3 hour wait times are common! Increased documentary requirements Increased documentary requirements Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative Outdate infrastructure with enhanced requirements Outdate infrastructure with enhanced requirements Southbound inspections and SIAVE Program Southbound inspections and SIAVE Program “Negative perception” of the border “Negative perception” of the border Economic slowdown  disincentive to travel Economic slowdown  disincentive to travel Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

4 4 Data Source: US Bureau of Transportation Statistics *Data Source: US Bureau of Transportation Statistics Ramírez Advisors Inter-National, LLC Arizona’s border in 2008

5 5 Arizona POE’s: 6-year Trends Annual truck traffic grew from 313,374 in 2003to 375,850 in 2008 Over 62,000 trucks more than in 2003 Trucks ↑ 19.9% ↑ POV’s experienced decrease - from 9.9 million in ‘03 to 7.7 million in ’08 Peaked at 10,074,501 in ‘05 Cars (POV’s) ↓ -22% ↓ Pedestrian traffic increased – from 9.2 million in ‘03 to 10.5 million in ’08 Peaked at 11.8 million in ‘07 Pedestrians ↑ 14.8% ↑ Bus traffic increased - from 13,407 in ‘03 to 15,658 in ’08 Peaked at 18,536 in ‘06 Buses ↑ 16.7% ↑ Bus passengers increased - from 209,897 in ‘03 to 259,714 in ’08 Peaked at 378,829 in ’06 Bus Passengers ↑ 23.7% ↑ Total incoming people: decreased from 33.8 million in ’03 to million in ’08 Peaked at 34,510,828 in ‘04 Total People ↓ -15.6% ↓ Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

6 6 Statistical Highlights POVs All ports experienced decrease in POV traffic over the last 6 years Naco, Nogales, San Luis and Sasabe peaked by ’04, Douglas peaked in '05 and Lukeville peaked in ’07 San Luis processed more cars than Nogales in '04 and '05 Trucks Only mode that grew each year Nogales accounted for close to 97% of the growth in truck traffic (60,392 additional trucks per year at Nogales of the 62,600 for the entire Arizona border) Pedestrian All POEs experienced increases in pedestrian traffic except for San Luis and Sasabe First decrease in pedestrian traffic occurred in ’07 - ’08 timeframe Arizona POEs processed 5.3 million pedestrians more in '04 than in in ’08 Total People Arizona’s ports of entry processed 4.58 million less people in '08 than in ' million less in ‘08 than the peak of '04 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

7 OVERVIEW OF PORT OF ENTRY PROJECTS: San Luis I San Luis I San Luis II San Luis II Lukeville Lukeville Nogales West (Mariposa) Nogales West (Mariposa) Douglas Douglas

8 8 San Luis I Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

9 9 San Luis I The situation GSA has contracted architectural firm to begin the formal design process for the Reconfiguration of San Luis I - $7 million secured in FY ‘08 to pay for this phase Funding Request for FY ‘11 for approximately $80 million GSA is currently working on Environmental Impact Statement for the project City of San Luis working with ADOT to complete analysis of related transportation issues CBP has secured the funding necessary to start a new SENTRI lane at San Luis I once commercial operations are relocated to San Luis II – early 2010 City of San Luis is providing office space to CBP to establish SENTRI application processing center outside of POE Municipality of San Luis Rio Colorado has committed to installing the necessary signage to designate SENTRI access lane for 2 kilometers on the Mexican side Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

10 10 San Luis I – The Solution Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

11 11 San Luis II The Situation Expect ribbon cutting ceremony in Q – $42 million Construction on Mexican side moving very quickly All commercial operations will be taken out of San Luis I Anticipate simultaneous start up of operations on both US and Mexican sides Latest in design and technology will make San Luis II a state of the art inspection facility ADOT Safety Inspection almost complete ($11 Million) RAV Expressway to I-8 ($92 million, 26.2 miles) operational on September 15. Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

12 12 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC San Luis II Picture taken April, 09 US MX CBP Inspection Facilities ADOT/FMCS A Safety Inspection

13 13 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC San Luis II

14 14 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC Lukeville The Situation $2.5 million has been secured to pay for 2 additional lanes ADOT is providing $1.5 million Sonora private sector is providing $1 million GSA is working with ADOT to manage the design, permitting and construction of the project Expect project completion in approximately 6-9 months Possibly Summer Major improvements are needed on the Sonoyta side of the border Improvements to the Mexican inspection facilities operated by both Mexican Customs and Immigration Widening of the access road that connects to Carretera 2 from 2 lanes to four lanes, including a frontage road

15 15 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC Lukeville

16 16 Lukeville – The Solution Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

17 17 Nogales West “Mariposa” The Situation $ million secured as part of American Recovery Act to pay for construction phase Groundbreaking ceremony on October 22, 2009 Project should take approximately 40 months to complete Primary inspection capacity will increase 50% during construction phase! At completion will have double if not triple throughput capacity for inspection From 4 to 12 POV lanes From 4 to 8 Cargo lanes Dedicated lanes for pedestrians and buses Major improvements are being planned on Mexican side to both inspection facilities and to Fiscal Corridor Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

18 18 Nogales West “Mariposa” Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC Mexican Inspection US Inspection N MX US Southbound ADOT Northbound Cattle Pens FAST Lanes

19 19 Mariposa – Groundbreaking Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC October 22, 2009

20 20 Mariposa – Construction Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

21 21 Mariposa – The Solution Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

22 22 Mariposa – AARA Impacts GSA Estimates of economic impacts Estimated Job Creation:5,384 Estimated Impact to GDP $677,960,000 Personal Wealth Creation $219,340,000 Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

23 23 Douglas The Situation Douglas International Port Authority has been established GSA working with Mexican counterpart to finalize location for port improvements Expect to seek funding in FY ‘12 to pay for design and construction of Phase I at an estimated cost of approximately $20 million Phase II will require approximately $80 million Working with Mexico to confirm location of port expansion Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

24 24 Douglas – The Solution Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

25 25 Southb0und Inspections/SIAVE Every border community is reporting increasing wait times for southbound traffic in excess of 30 minutes Every border community is reporting increasing wait times for southbound traffic in excess of 30 minutes Challenges: Challenges: Lack of adequate facilities Lack of adequate facilities Insufficient staffing Insufficient staffing Need to address increased traffic congestion and downtown traffic and pedestrian safety Need to address increased traffic congestion and downtown traffic and pedestrian safety Aduanas is about to deploy SIAVE program at all Sonora ports of entry Aduanas is about to deploy SIAVE program at all Sonora ports of entry Double inspection of vehicles within a few yards of each other Double inspection of vehicles within a few yards of each other Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC

26 26 Southbound Delays - Douglas Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC 30 min.

27 27 Southbound Delays – San Luis Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC MX US Southbound delays

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