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Western States Transparent Borders Project: Description of Current State Practices—Washington


As part of a national effort to achieve a more efficient transportation system, the "transparent borders" concept is aimed at developing technologies and systems that provide a less expensive and more efficient operating environment for commercial vehicle operations (CVO), and ultimately, one which will allow unimpeded passage of trucks across state boundaries. This report summarizes the first part of the Transparent Borders Project, a seven-state study to identify the institutional barriers to implementation of various Intelligent Vehicle Highway System (IVHS) technologies for CVO. It describes the current practices within state and federal agencies and organizations that affect CVO in Washington. Particular emphasis is placed on the primary CVO functions in Washington, including driver and vehicle licensing, operating authority, permitting, tax collection, weight and size regulation.

  • Date Published: April, 1993
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 309.1
  • Last Modified: October 18, 2007
  • Authors: Robert R. Scheibe, Jodi Koehne, Mark Hallenbeck.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 108 p., 2,243 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Advanced public transportation systems, Commercial vehicle operations, Commercial vehicles, Institutional issues, Intelligent transportation systems, Socioeconomic development, Trucking.
  • Keywords: Commercial Vehicle, CVO, Intelligent Vehicle Highway System, IVHS, Transparent Borders, Trucking, Washington (State)
  • Related Publications: Western States Transparent Borders Project: Institutional Barriers and Recommended Actions—Washington, (WA-RD 309.2).
    Western States Transparent Borders Project: Final Report: Implementing Transparent Borders—Recommended Actions, (WA-RD 309.3).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008