Efficiency improvements announced for Peace Bridge border crossing

The Government of Canada announced an investment of $2.4 million for three projects to improve efficiency at the Peace Bridge border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.

The first project consists of the complete redesign and replacement of existing toll system software, hardware, and signage for six toll collection lanes, as well as a border data analytics system for traffic entering Canada to improve toll system efficiency.

The second project involves the design, supply and installation of radio-frequency identification readers and corresponding electrical and IT infrastructure at auto primary inspection lanes and commercial lanes.

The radio-frequency identification readers will be installed at the front of the inspection lines, allowing travelers to scan their identification documents in advance of reaching the inspection booth for processing. This new technology helps reduce vehicle inspection wait times.

The third project includes the design, supply and installation of cameras and IT infrastructure to improve the accuracy of border wait time information and improve the flow of border traffic.

Over the last five years, an average of 3274 trucks per day (or nearly 1.2 million per year) crossed the Peace Bridge.

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