Blue Water Bridge opens dedicated FAST lane

SARNIA, Ont. (Jan. 5, 2004) — The Blue Water Bridge today will open a dedicated lane and inspection booth for trucks travelling under the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, allowing them to bypass the lineup of non-FAST trucks when they cross to the Michigan side.

FAST offers expedited clearance to pre-authorized importers, carriers, and drivers through designated lanes of traffic. Approved carriers can use the dedicated FAST lanes on Hwy. 402 as they approach the bridge and a lane on the bridge itself leading to a primary inspection booth staffed by U.S. Customs officers. FAST lanes and inspection booths will also be available for trucks entering Canada. Trucks must display a FAST placard issued by the Blue Water Bridge Authority or Michigan Dept. of Transportation.

The Blue Water Bridge is the second-busiest border crossing for commercial vehicle traffic, handling approximately 6,000 trucks a day.

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