Schumer calls for border to reopen

(Niagara Gazette) — With a backdrop of one green-light lane and four red at the Rainbow Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for the reopening of the United States/Canada border as soon as possible.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher was there to throw her organization’s full support behind Schumer’s plan.

Gallagher brought special focus to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, which, pre-pandemic, counted 40% of its travelers as Canadians. She also mentioned how frequently travelers from New York use Pearson Airport in Mississauga, outside Toronto. In fact, she said, she had personal plans to fly from there this fall.

“We’ve worked all these years to make this border crossing just a river,” Gallagher said, “and it’s incredible how integrated we are.”

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