Concept of Operations (Draft)
The Smart Corridor utilizes new and emerging technologies to improve the operational efficiency of corridor goods movement. Systems technology is applied in a coordinated manner among public and private sector transportation stakeholders in order to facilitate timely, comprehensive, and secure information sharing among stakeholder systems. The Smart Corridor enables informed decisions for supply chain logistics, fosters connectivity among modes, and facilitates electronic filing of credentials and monitoring of shipment status. The result is reduced trip/dwell times, less uncertainty/variability in travel times, and less paperwork burden for stakeholders.
Stakeholders operating within the corridor are grouped according to their business activity and inherent interests and priorities and these groupings form the lenses through which we establish priority needs and view current and future Corridor operational concepts.
- Commercial Vehicle Operations - reflecting the drivers and dispatchers for carriers operating within the corridor and beyond;
- Provincial Commercial Vehicle Enforcement - reflecting the carrier safety enforcement responsibilities of MTO and CRQ;
- Shipper - reflecting the end-to-end supply chain management process for shipments through the corridor, conceivably with origins or destinations beyond the corridor;
- Border and Port of Entry Transit of In-Bond Container - reflecting the perspective of border authorities in processing international shipments; and
- Transportation Authorities - reflecting the public and private sector agencies responsible for developing, operating and maintaining transportation infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, rail and intermodal facilities.