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Web site launched to help unclog border

QUEEN'S PARK, Ont. -- Cross-border travellers can surf the Internet to help avoid congestion at international cross...


QUEEN’S PARK, Ont. — Cross-border travellers can surf the Internet to help avoid congestion at international crossings between the U.S. and Canada.

Pages have been added to the Ministry of the Solicitor General’s main Web site to include up-to-date information on border crossings.

“The government of Ontario shares the concerns of businesses throughout Ontario that the border delays are creating logistical and financial challenges for many firms,” says David Turnbull.

“It is hoped that this information will help ease the congestion by allowing motor carriers, drivers and shippers the ability to better evaluate travel routes and times.”

Last week, provincial government officials met with trucking and auto industry representatives to address the bottlenecks travellers have found at many border crossings.

The Ministry of Transportation had also begun using its network of changeable message signs to influence traffic patterns on major routes leading to border crossings in southern Ontario, and has added additional customer service representatives to its traffic hotline.

The Web site address is www.solicitorgeneral.msg.gov.on.ca.


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