U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Paso Del Norte (PDN) international crossing in El Paso have initiated work on a system which will result in more efficient processing of arriving pedestrian traffic. The pilot project uses biometric data (fingerprints) to expedite the pedestrian entry process. It is expected to launch later this year.
RTR Technologies’ simulation modeling and 3d visualization capabilities are recognized as a premier service for the Federal Government.
RTR employees’ Susan and Luke Thies successfully summited and planted the “RTR Flag” atop Mount Kilimanjaro on July 15th, 2011. The highest peak in Africa is located in northeastern Tanzania and stands at 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet above sea level.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled its first mock-up of its idea of the futuristic security checkpoint to delegates at its 67th Annual General Meeting and World Transport Summit in Singapore. The checkpoint, said the organization, is designed to enhance security while reducing queues and intrusive searches at airports, with intelligence-driven risk-based measures.
“CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs support one of our core missions, to facilitate trade and travel by expediting low-risk, frequent travelers’ entry process into the U.S. when arriving at our ports of entry,” said CBP Commissioner Alan D. Bersin. “We encourage frequent travelers to join the one million members and apply to the Trusted Traveler Program that will best match their travel needs.”
RTR Technologies recently completed a national bus study requested by The Highway and Border Policy, directorate of Transport Canada. Research was performed on current cross-border passenger bus services between Canada and United States. The purpose of the project was to identify any existing constraints that may be affecting the efficiency and flow of bi-national business and cross-border tourism and to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and competitiveness.
The US Navy has completed deals to spend more than $1.7 billion on the first six low-rate initial production (LRIP) copies of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft.
RTR specializes in the development and use of simulation tools applied to the study of operations research problems in everyday life. One example of the application of such techniques may be familiar to many people, Walt Disney World’s attempt to reduce wait times during visits to their many theme parks. Disney’s engineers can examine all aspects of enjoying each attraction, from the number of staff, to the time it takes to load and unload visitors, and to the subjective experience of waiting in lines when they are unavoidable. RTR’s engineers and researchers apply the same tools and techniques to analyze the challenges of U.S. border logistics and possible solutions, while maintaining security and the highest possible level of customer service.