The Freight Shuttle System (FSS) was conceived to resolve freight transportation’s most pressing needs: a dedicated system suitable for high-volume traffic between two points located less than 500 miles apart and one that ideally segregates freight from passenger traffic. This situation occurs frequently at seaports, landside ports of entry, and congested urban and rural freight corridors.
The FSS is designed to blend into today’s intermodal network, integrating proven technologies with novel, patented designs into a new mode of transportation. The FSS transports 53- and 54-foot truck trailers and up to 45-foot ocean containers that would normally move by truck, taking them off congested roads and onto an elevated guideway built within existing highway right of way.
Properly integrated into existing rail and trucking products, the system can help regional economic stakeholders improve their end-to-end transportation solution by easing the flow of freight through congested areas and traffic chokepoints and across borders. The FSS also supports a scan-in-motion technology to promote secure trade at border crossings. Scanning stations will allow for 100 percent inspection of each FSS vehicle using high-energy scanning equipment.
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Stephen S. Roop, Ph. D.
Senior Research Scientist
Freight Shuttle Program Office
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
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