The Canada Border Services Agency has installed a dedicated Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lane and inspection booth.
Another FAST lane is planned for the crossing in Emerson, Manitoba, the CBSA says.
Trucks can use FAST lanes when the driver is a member of FAST or Commercial Driver Registration programs; the carrier and importer are approved under Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) and Partners in Protection (PIP); and all cargo includes CSA-eligible goods from the U.S. or Mexico.
Meanwhile, the agency also announced the Pacific Highway crossing in Surrey, B.C. will also find new traffic signals installed at the primary inspection booths.
The port is introducing a “FAST-1st” model based on the processes already in place for southbound traffic into Blaine, Washington. A dedicated FAST inspection booth has also been closed, allowing any vehicle to pass through any booth.
Trusted traders can still access a dedicate lane on the approaching highway, and will be given priority when reaching the traffic signals.