Niagara’s economy could take a major hit because of a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ban New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to quickly pass through customers, such as the Nexus program at the Whirlpool Bridge and the FAST program for commercial trucks at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is warning.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (WIVB) Nineteen days after the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it will suspend New York residents’ ability to enroll or re-enroll in the Trusted Traveler Program, advocates for cross border commerce are joining forces to call for a reversal of the decision.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The president of Buffalo-Niagara’s chamber of commerce is imploring the Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary to end the suspension of Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents “until a more reasonable solution can be reached.”
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