Land ports of entry are experiencing traffic congestion at international bridges and border crossings. The “bottle neck” at the border is causing delayed delivery, wasted driver time, wasted fuel, environmental pollution, and uncertain delivery times. The Freight Shuttle System offers a solution at these border crossings by linking terminals on both sides of the border with a secure, elevated guideway to move freight cargo across the border.
The Cross-Border Express Operational Model
- Distance: 5 to 15 miles.
- Terminals: One terminal in each country.
- Freight Containers: 53-ft. over-the-road trailers.
- Freight Shuttle Vehicle: Rotating cargo bay.
- Cargo Weights: Up to 70,000 lbs.
- Speeds: Up to 35 mph.
- Security: 100 percent in-motion screening and integrated customs operations.
- Links to: Truck and/or rail operations.
Benefits of the Cross-Border Express
- Sterile, secure corridor across border.
- Option for 100 percent in-motion cargo screening.
- Customs process can be integrated into FSS operations.
- Serving regional manufacturing and national import and export cargo,
- Eliminate border wait times for freight moves.
- Lower total costs for customers.
- Reduced congestion at border crossings.
- Improved air quality.
- Improved safety.
- Expanded border crossing capacity using private capital.
- Increased government revenue: Lease payments.
- Reduced road and bridge maintenance.
- Economic impact: construction jobs and permanent operating and maintenance jobs.
- Links to other transportation modes: Compatible with all existing intermodal freight systems. It is designed to work with the trucking and railroad industries in both countries, not replace them.
- Reliability: No moving parts to wear out or fail.
- Time-certain delivery for customers.