Development of Technologies for Trusted Corridors

Exports from Asia have increased creating bottlenecks at key US ports. Conterminously, a Kansas City (KC) group, known as SmartPort, recognized the strategic position of KC and has actively worked to expand its role in distribution to increase cargo traffic through the KC area. SmartPort is developing a US import-export capability and has the only Mexican Customs clearance capability that is not at the border. The goal is establishment of a trusted corridor via I-35 and Mexico, from Port of Lazaro Cardenas to Kansas City using ITS and other security related technologies to assure safe, secure, and reliable passage from overseas origin to final destination.