Four states to receive $54 million to enhance border truck inspections

A $54 million allocation in federal grants has been made to Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas as part of funding for truck inspections at the United States/Mexico border, according to information from Norman Mineta, Secretary of Transportation.

The funding is designated to handle Mexico-domiciled commercial motor vehicles operating in the United States and to improve traffic flow at border crossings. Examples of the type of projects funded include construction of eight new commercial motor vehicle safety inspection facilities at the border in Texas; upgrade and final construction of an automated port of entry at the Santa Teresa NM; and construction of additional inspection bays and parking areas for out-of-service vehicles at the commercial vehicle enforcement facility at Calexico CA.

Of the $54 million, $2.1 million will be awarded to Arizona; $8.9 million, to California; $2.2 million, to New Mexico; and $40.8 million, to Texas.

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