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Harper Government Announces Opening of New NEXUS Lane at Ambassador Bridge

New NEXUS lane at Windsor border crossing in Ontario

WINDSOR, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- Canada Border Services Agency

The Harper Government today announced the opening of an additional NEXUS lane at the Ambassador Bridge port of entry in Windsor, Ontario.

This new lane will be used to process NEXUS members during high-volume periods and as a regular lane at other times. There are now three NEXUS lanes at the Ambassador Bridge crossing, bringing the total to six lanes available to NEXUS members in Windsor, Ontario.

The NEXUS program is designed to expedite the border clearance process for pre-approved, low-risk members travelling between Canada and the United States, allowing border services officers to focus on unknown or higher-risk travellers and goods.

This new NEXUS lane builds on the enhancements that Canada and the United States are making to the NEXUS program as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan. The initiatives implemented to date include:


--  Streamlining the membership renewal process;
--  Extending membership eligibility to Canadian and United States citizens
    who currently do not reside in Canada or the United States;
--  Opening ten new NEXUS lanes at ports of entry across Canada;
--  Expanding Trusted Traveller Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
    security screening lines in pre-clearance areas at major Canadian
    airports; and
--  Expediting clearance through the Transportation Security Administration
    Pre-square root lanes at over 100 participating U.S. airports for
    domestic, trans-border and select international flights.

Quick Facts


--  The NEXUS fee is $50 (CAN or USD) and is valid for five years.
--  NEXUS membership has increased more than 50% since the implementation of
    the Beyond the Border Action Plan in December 2011.
--  NEXUS members enjoy expedited travel across the Canada-U.S. border at 8
    international airports, 19 land ports of entry and approximately 430
    marine locations.

Quotes

"The opening of this additional NEXUS lane confirms Canada's support in implementing initiatives outlined in the Canada/U.S. Beyond the Border Action Plan and highlights our commitment to expedited travel for NEXUS members. This NEXUS lane reflects our Government's plan for creating jobs and economic prosperity by improving economic growth and trade on both sides of the border. I am confident that my constituents and businesses in Essex will be well served by this investment in our economy."

Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament, Essex

"This new NEXUS lane further illustrates our government's firm commitment to facilitating the quick passage of low-risk travellers. We will continue to take strong action to keep our borders open to legitimate trade and travel without compromising the safety and security of Canadians. This investment demonstrates that we are on the right track by supporting jobs and economic growth."

Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Associated Links

- NEXUS

- Beyond the Border Action Plan

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