Niagara Falls, Ontario, February 29, 2012 – Today the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, announced the official opening of the NEXUS lane at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.
"Our Government's top priority is the economy. This Nexus lane is very good news for businesses, tourists and other travellers alike, as it will improve the flow of legitimate trade and travel, while enhancing security," said Minister Toews. "This is another example of our close working relationship with the United States at our shared border."
The NEXUS lane is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with expanded hours for special events.
The lane is one of the enhancements resulting from improvements to the Queenston Plaza. The additional lane and the nine new primary traffic booths will greatly reduce traffic congestion, facilitate local border crossings and improve this important trade link in the Niagara Region.
NEXUS program members are also reminded that a NEXUS card can be used as proof of identity and as a document which denotes citizenship in all land border lanes for entry into Canada and the United States. When using a regular lane, program privileges are not applicable.
As of February 12, 2012, there were 640,470 NEXUS members. For more information about NEXUS, visit www.NEXUS.gc.ca or call 1-866-NEXUS-26.
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