Border Crossings

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is still too early for Canada to confront the challenges that will come with reopening the shared border with the United States.

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Canada's government is taking another look at a new road across Ontario's Niagara Peninsula to ease the chronic congestion on the QEW.

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Seven elected leaders, including the mayors of three Western New York municipalities, have co-signed a letter to Canadian federal officials urging them to increase resources that will help ease long waits at local international bridges.


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Senator Charles Schumer came to one of Western New York's international crossings Tuesday to announce a $50 million project to improve the American side of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to provide $30 million to help a busy Western New York border crossing renovate and keep up with its traffic.

The days of our seemingly open border with Canada are gone following the 9/11 attacks.  But a study released jointly by four partners finds that Buffalo-Niagara's crossings are the busiest along the entire Canadian border - while Detroit Windsor gets more truck traffic, more overall traffic crosses both ways in this region. 

A newly released report summarizes a study of trends at the crossings over the past few years, seeks to find out why people are crossing or not crossing, and offers recommendations for maximizing the crossings for economic growth.