City Leaders Address Border Wait Time Problems

City Leaders Address Border Wait Time Problems
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 5:14pm

Waiting at the international bridges it's a bother to everybody.

Today, El Paso City Leaders discussed their plans to keep traffic moving at the already congested ports.

Congressman Silvestre Reyes and Mayor John Cook met with the Department of Homeland Security to discuss two big projects.

The first could help hundreds of trucks filled with cargo move faster through the ports, another is an universal freight shuttle.

It would use monorail technology for trailers and containers and reduce the number of trucks on the bridges.

"If we delay the goods coming into the country at the border then we lose all that advantage that we have, this is something that's been realized by the U.S. Border Mayor's Association," Mayor Cook said.

Next Tuesday, the El Paso City Council will discuss a resolution to create a task force on bridge traffic.

And remember no matter how fast things move, every person crossing the border and every vehicle is still subject to inspection.

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