Niagara Region’s Mid-Year NEXUS Traffic Report
According to mid-year border traffic data compiled between January and June 2013, overall NEXUS trips in the Niagara region have risen by 11% from last year’s first-half mark of 675,000 to 750,000 total crossings.
NEXUS usage at the Peace Bridge between Buffalo and Ft. Erie grew to over 360,000 conveyances, representing more than 17% of overall crossings at the border location.
The Nexus-only Whirlpool Bridge (between Niagara Falls, ON and Niagara Falls, NY) serviced roughly 330,000 vehicles, an increase of approximately 32% from last year’s figures.
NEXUS traffic at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge and the Rainbow Bridge totaled 40,000 and 15,000 conveyances, respectively.
NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States. To become a member in this program, you can submit an application using the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES). Both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will use the information provided on the application to determine eligibility to participate in NEXUS.
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