Customs' lane expansion; X-ray to cut wait times by halfCustoms' lane expansion; X-ray to cut wait times by halfhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=191482018-02-20T06:00:00Z2018-02-20T23:00:00Z

​​​Trucks lined up along International Boulevard make their way to the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.BROWNSVILLE – Cameron County is wrapping up the design phase of a lane expansion for Veterans International Bridge that will integrate powerful X-ray imaging machines.

Officials say the lane expansion, which will cost about $491,000, will cut commercial vehicle wait times by half. 

When construction is completed in June 2018, Customs and Border Protection will provide two new VACIS cargo inspection systems.

The scanning machinery will be able to detect hidden compartments, people and drugs while commercial trucks drive at normal speed. 

Having higher quality images will reduce the number of trucks that have to be unloaded and inspected, and cut wait times by 45 percent to 50 percent.
Valley Morning Star
Infrastructure & Transportation
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