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Additional NEXUS lane opens at Blue Water Bridge

Sarnia, Ontario, November 8, 2012 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the opening of an additional NEXUS lane at the Blue Water Bridge border crossing, providing more efficient border clearance for low-risk travellers. The lane is now open from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday, for entry into Canada.

Canada and the United States agreed on a plan to implement NEXUS technology at nine border crossings as part of the Canada/U.S. Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness (Action Plan). This new lane at the Sarnia Port of Entry is the first NEXUS lane to fully, officially open as part of the Action Plan commitment.

Action Plan achievements for NEXUS to date include:

  • streamlining the membership renewal process;
  • lifting the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and American citizens to apply to NEXUS;
  • expanding trusted traveller CATSA security screening lines (TTCSL) in pre-clearance areas as well as for domestic and select international flights at Canada's eight major airports;
  • expedited clearance through security screening lines at select mid-sized airports in Canada; and
  • expedited clearance through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre-Check lanes at 27 participating U.S. airports for domestic travel beginning on November 15, 2012.

Currently there are over 750,000 NEXUS members who expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated land, air and marine locations.

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For more information on the Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, please visit the Web site www.borderactionplan.gc.ca.

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