Spotlight

International Authority tour the Canadian and U.S. inspection plaza sites
International Authority tour the Canadian and U.S. inspection plaza sites
On November 14, 2014, members of the International Authority toured the inspection plaza sites on both sides of the border as well as the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway – the new access road on the Canadian side. The tour, taken by boat and bus, provided an…
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Border crossing stakeholders assist in the preliminary technology design for new bridge
Border crossing stakeholders assist in the preliminary technology design for new bridge
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), tolling systems, electrical systems and lighting are just a few of the essential elements which must be included in the design of the new Windsor-Detroit bridge. To ensure that the needs of those using the new crossing…
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40,000 honey bees rescued from site of Canadian inspection plaza
40,000 honey bees rescued from site of Canadian inspection plaza
The company contracted to do site preparation work for the new Canadian inspection plaza got quite a “buzz” when they discovered a large bee hive which was literally wrapped around the trunk of a maple tree some 15 feet above the ground. Unlike other…
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DRIC / NITC will improve border processing and capacity
DRIC / NITC will improve border processing and capacity
An outage to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection import/export processing system on November 11, 2014, resulted in clogged roads in Windsor and other Ontario border communities and frustrated cross border drivers. The outage started in the early hours…
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New appointments to the Board of Directors of the WDBA and International Authority
New appointments to the Board of Directors of the WDBA and International Authority
At a media event on November 10, 2014, MP Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, announced the final appointments to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the International Authority. “We need dedicated…
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Land clearing begins in Detroit
Land clearing begins in Detroit
The clearing of land that will allow for construction of the new publicly-owned bridge between Detroit and Windsor has begun on the U.S. side. Demolition crews started work on clearing three blighted and abandoned publicly-owned structures on South Post Street,…
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