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.”
This article discusses the impact of of banning Trusted Traveler programs – from border backups to economic challenges.
WGRZ covers the new suspension of Trusted Travel programs for New York State in this article. The piece covers the reason for the suspension and what it means for New York residents.
The Buffalo news covers our 2020 Advocacy Agenda priorities in this article. The agenda was released on 1/16/20 and outlines priorities at the local, state and federal levels for this year.
Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, has issued the following statement:
Election 2019 is just around the corner and early voting is under way. Before you head to the polls, read through this article from The Buffalo News to see where candidates for Erie County Executive stand on issues that would impact the business community.
The Buffalo News editorialized about our call for increased tourism funding from Erie County. “If there’s one area where Erie County needs to do a better job of ensuring its future prosperity, it’s in promoting itself to the world. At a time when Buffalo is blossoming and many attractions are coming online, the county needs to make a greater financial commitment to telling its story. In comparison to other areas, the county is falling far short.”