BISMARCK, N.D. — A trade group in the US is in the early stages of trying to develop an autonomous trucking corridor that would link Manitoba to Mexico.
It would run along Route 83, through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota and continue into Manitoba, according to a report by The Canadian Press.
A feasibility study is planned by the Central North American Trade Corridor Association but it first wants to solicit public support along the route.
Roy Ludwig, mayor of Saskatchewan border town Estevan, attended the meeting where the corridor was discussed and voiced his interest in an interview with The Canadian Press.
“You have to flesh it out and take care of all the intricacies, but it’s definitely worthwhile looking into it,” he said. “I would support the new technologies and see where they go…It’s not that far away.”