The city of El Paso Texas will be testing an innovative pilot program aimed at reducing the crossing wait times at the Zaragosa international bridge in El Paso.
The city of El Paso entered into a $195,000.00 contract with Secure Origins, Inc. to initiate a 90-day pilot program using a technology system known as Project 21 to expedite commercial cross border traffic at the Zaragoza port of entry. Customs and Border Protection will also be involved in implementing the program which will begin on October 15 and continue through until January 14, 2013.
The pilot program will use a technology-based tracking mechanism to follow the cross-border movement of 250 commercial shipments per day of 100 trucks headed from Juárez to El Paso over the Zaragoza port of entry. The goal is to increase the crossing of international drayage trucks from 2 to 3 a day.
The technology will also give the CBP and other border security agencies an eye into the movement of trailers within the interior of Mexico, something they haven’t had up unto this point.
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