The Freight Shuttle System (FSS) concept was initiated at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute for the purposes of finding a low-emissions alternative to moving freight and relieving congestion created by trucks in heavy freight corridors. The Freight Shuttle moves truck trailers (up to 53 ft.), domestic intermodal containers (up to 53 ft.), and all sizes of ocean shipping containers via emissions-free, electric-powered transporters on elevated guideways in the medians of highways or other rights-of-way over distances of up to 500 miles.
Based on Existing Technologies
The privately funded FSS is based on a patented application of existing technologies. Freight Shuttle has assembled an impressive team of designers, guideway/bridge builders, transportation engineers and construction contractors to create a first-of-its-kind energy efficient, low emission, freight-only transportation system.