Gateways and Borders
The United States imports and exports more goods across its borders than any other country in the world. FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations works with its partners to develop policies and encourage deployment of technologies and best practices to facilitate the safe, secure, and efficient flow of goods at borders and trade gateways.
Border Wait-Time Technology Noteworthy Practices
States and local government agencies are deploying border wait time technologies to successfully address congestions at the land ports of entry. These practices have the capacity to facilitate the safe, secure, and efficient flow of goods at borders and trade corridors. Highlighted are two noteworthy practices at the U.S./Canada northern border:
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Border Crossing Delay
Border crossings are potential bottlenecks in the freight transportation network. The Office of Freight Management and Operations conducted a systematic review of border crossing activities at 7 ports-of-entry handling over 60 percent of U.S. truck trade among the 3 NAFTA nations in order to determine border delay and crossing times for freight.
Transportation Border Working Group
The Canada-U.S. Transportation Border Working Group (TBWG) brings together multiple transportation and border agencies, and other organizations, to coordinate transportation planning, policy implementation, and the deployment of technology to enhance border infrastructure and operations. [This link is no longer active. The website has been taken down and is being revamped.]
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