Peace Bridge

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Technology is now helping to improve cross border traffic on the Peace Bridge. And more improvements could be on the way. 

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In a world of high-tech searches, Buffalo Police are continuing to apply the knowledge of decades of experience working on and around the Niagara River, as the search for Officer Craig Lehner continues into a fifth day.

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Preservation of the environment dominated Tuesday's celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day at the Buffalo History Museum. It was a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Forget about lighting candles to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday as a nation. The Peace Bridge will flick the proverbial switch on more than 600 LED lights to mark the milestone.

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The US Customs and Border Protection officers nabbed a couple of criminal suspects last night.

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A Miami, FL man who was caught at the Canadian border with 73 forged credit cards has been sentenced to just under a year in jail.

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Congressman Chris Collins has written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, asking it to examine the biometric entry-exit system announced by the Trump administration for U.S. borders.

A leaked list of infrastructure priorities for the Trump administration includes bridges and other big projects for the Great Lakes region.

It’s unclear whether the list is a draft or final version. But it’s sparking excitement about rebuilding the region.

The cost of the 50 projects is more than $130 billion, with half coming from private investment.

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A new Peace Bridge has apparently made the Trump Administration's national priority list for infrastructure projects.


Drivers this Sunday are being given the gift of toll-free travel.

New Legislation to improve Peace Bridge travel

Dec 10, 2016
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On Saturday U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer announced that congress passed the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a U-S citizen at the Peace Bridge on Saturday, charging him with possession of an unlicensed loaded handgun and drugs.

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Three people were arrested at the Peace Bridge early Sunday morning.

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The Peace Bridge between Buffalo and Fort Erie, Canada is undergoing a phase of construction expected to last six months. With traffic limited to one lane in each direction, delays aren’t expected as long as border agencies on both sides can maintain adequate staffing.


Peace Bridge lane restrictions begin

Nov 15, 2016
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Crossing the Peace Bridge may be more difficult for the next six months, as traffic will be down to one lane in each direction from November 15 through May 15, 2017 for construction related to the ongoing $100 million Peace Bridge rehabilitation.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared at D'Youville College in Buffalo Thursday morning to announce competition of the New York Gateway Connections Improvement Project at the Peace Bridge.  

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins say there needs to be further review before more liquid radioactive waste is transported over the Peace Bridge into New York State by tractor trailer.

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is out with the results of its second air quality study for the West Side Buffalo neighborhoods around the Peace Bridge. It says the air quality is consistent with similarly sized metro areas with high traffic. However, the DEC is calling for improved emission standards to protect public health and the environment.

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Canadian border officials say they recently halted a Mississauga man who attempted to smuggle a large portion of cocaine into that country by way of Buffalo.


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There is no easy fix to the delays heading in to Canada on the region's international bridges, according to a member of Ontario's Provincial Parliament.


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Elected officials on both sides of the border plan to discuss the ongoing delays travelers face entering Canada.

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A new online prepay option for commercial vehicles is now available at the Peace Bridge as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's latest effort to support a more efficient flow of traffic across the Canadian border.

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Just as the busy travel season begins, two big bridges have major construction underway. The Peace Bridge continues building ramps to the Niagara section of  the Thruway while work gets underway at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.


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After years of talk, the Peace Bridge Authority is opening its renovated and expanded Customs warehouse on the U.S. plaza.

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Plans are being made for the shipment of highly enriched uranium waste across the Canadian border and into the US.

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A longstanding energy connection between the US and Canada is being updated today.

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Congressman Brian Higgins recently won unanimous support in Congress for a measure requiring the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a terrorism threat assessment on the transportation of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological materials in the United States. 

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The Buffalo Passport Agency, opened in 2010, will celebrate five years of service this weekend by hosting special Saturday hours and waiving expedited service fees on certain transactions.


Higgins supports new call for second Peace Bridge span

Oct 13, 2015
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Talk of building a new crossing at the Peace Bridge was renewed over the weekend when the Ontario-based chairman of the Peace Bridge Authority called for a companion span. It's a call that has support on this side of the border from Congressman Brian Higgins.

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A portion of the I-190 was closed during the overnight hours as construction crews installed a new pedestrian overpass above the Thruway.

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