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Eastern Border Transportation Coalition


The Eastern Border Transportation Coalition (EBTC) is non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving the movement of people and goods between the United States and Canada. EBTC members are the transportation agencies of the U.S. States of Michigan, New York, Vermont and Maine and the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.


 2014 EBTC Annual Workshop -

"Envisioning the Border of the Future"

Toronto, Ontario, September 16, 2014




 Upcoming Events

U.S. Trade with Canada Seminar, Essex, VT, October 15, 2014 (More Info)

Midwest Association for Canadian Studies, "Common Problems Working Solutions Across Borders, East Lansing, MI, Nov.13 - 15, 2014 (More Info)



EBTC White Paper 

Improving and Expanding Cross Border Passenger Rail Service Through the Implementation of Pre-clearance


2014 Issue Priorities

Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness

Federal Funding for Transportation Border Infrastructure

Improving and Expanding Cross Border Passenger Rail Service

Information Needs in Support of Infrastructure Planning



Measuring the Costs
of the Canada-US Border





10/2/14 A New Realism: The Independent Task Force on North America

10/1/14 EBay Canada report suggests removal of trade barriers to support growing cohort of avid exporters

9/30/14 Canadian Chamber of Commerce backs London-Windsor initiative on corporate incentives

9/30/14 Process to come up with new Yarmouth ferry terminal design being launched

9/29/14 Snyder: US, not Canada, should pay for customs plaza

9/27/14 Federal officers secure border with Canada

9/19/14 Fingerprint, retina scans considered for border crossing security

9/17/14 U.S. Customs plans to take trade facilitation to next level

8/28/14  Harper government and the Obama Administration release Regulary Cooperation Counctil (RCC) joint forward plan

8/27/14 Bestpass Bridges Three Border-Crossings

8/27/14 N.H. delegation: More transparency needed in Northern Pass federal permitting process

8/27/14 Premiers to talk trade at annual summer meeting in Charlottetown

8/27/14 Plaza changes vital to Lewiston-Queenston span

8/27/14 The Star’s View: Bridge maintenance seems sorely lacking

8/27/14 Canada’s new consul general is determined to build a new Detroit River Bridge

8/20/2014 New Mobile Passport Control App Available

8/20/14 Canada’s ports must prepare for 21-century trade deals

8/20/14 Feds invest $16.5M in Goodlands, Coulter & Lyleton Border Crossings

8/20/14 U.S.-Canada Trade: Getting a Line on Cross-Border Shipments

8/6/14 Rainbow Bridge bus plaza renovations begins Aug. 18

8/6/14 New Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge officially opened

8/6/14 Cross-Border Trade Up Again in May

8/6/14 Transport Minister says Windsor-Detroit Bridge to go ahead

8/6/14 Commercial truck crossings to NAFTA partners 1.1% more in 2013 than in 2012

























More News



United States - Canada Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness: Action Plan

United States - Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council: Joint Action Plan

CBP 2011 Trade Symposium Presentations



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