Approximately 2,400 freight
trucks a day cross from Juárez, Mexico to El Paso in Texas causing significant congestion on the bridge and delays to cross border traffic. Technology developed by a team at Texas A&M University could remove all those trucks from the bridge. They have proposed an elevated freight shuttle system that would be approximately 10 miles long, connecting secure loading and inspection stations in El Paso and Juárez with shuttles on monorails.
The project would cost over $100 million but be funded by private rather than public funds. A private company, Freight Shuttle International (FSI
), has been created to oversee the project. The company would recoup its investment by charging fees for handling and shipping cargo.
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