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Border Gateways begins field testing “en route” monitoring cameras

WINDSOR, Ont. -- Border Gateways, Inc. has begun field-testing high resolution cameras as part of its plan to build...


WINDSOR, Ont. — Border Gateways, Inc. has begun field-testing high resolution cameras as part of its plan to build and staff a commercial vehicle processing and traffic control centre on the outskirts of Windsor.

These cameras, now on Huron Church Road, will eventually be installed on specific routes leading to Canada-U.S. border crossings at the Port of Detroit: the Ambassador Bridge, the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel and the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry.

“This camera system would give us the ability to monitor and react to real-time traffic conditions on truck routes leading to the crossings from our facility,” said Border Gateways president Ann Arquette, “and would enable our truck traffic controllers to determine if any impediments to the smooth traffic flow exist such as accidents and other emergencies.”

Border Gateways will make the field testing images of North and South bound Huron Church Road available on its web site at www.BorderGateways.com beginning Wednesday, January 21, 2004.

Border Gateways pitch for the project was submitted in November, 2002 to the Canada-Ontario Joint Management Committee. It is a step to address two of nine points in Windsor’s strategy to fix border blocks – use of technology, and creation of a processing and traffic control centre.


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