CANADA AND US LAUNCH NEW TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE BORDER WAIT TIMES
Posted onJuly 30, 2012
The installation of new technology at the Peace and Queenston –Lewiston Bridges will help people cross the border faster.
This new system is expected to reduce border wait time for the travelling public and commercial carriers by up to one million hours per year. This new and advanced sensor technology near customs plazas and approach roads measures and reports delays and relays this information to travelers. People will be able to plan their routes better, time their crossing and select the bridge with the best wait time.
This project supports commitment under the ‘Beyond the Border Action Plan.’ Under this plan, Canada and the US committed to reduce, eliminate and prevent barriers to cross-border trade and travel and to install border wait time measurement technology at the top 20 land crossings.
The border technology will also help border agencies to better manage traffic volume by providing reliable information for planning purposes; ensure more efficient border operations by allowing border agencies to focus resources on security and reduce environmental impacts by decreasing vehicle emissions from border congestion delays.
Forward these crossing websites to guests who are likely to use these crossings:
Peace Bridge: www.peacebridge.com
Queenston – Lewiston Bridge: www.niagarafallsbridges.com