For example, the app allows travelers in the Buffalo, New York, area to compare wait times at the Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge and Lewiston Queenston Bridge and will then direct them to whichever crossing they chose.
Travelers can also bookmark their favorite ports of entry within the app for easy reference.
Border wait time data automatically refreshes in the app every 60 minutes by default. However, you can manually refresh the data as needed within the app’s settings. The border wait time estimates are either collected manually or electronically at each CBP port of entry, using line-of-site methodology via predetermined benchmarks, or an automated system.
The app does not require you to register or provide any personal information. CBP does not store or have access to any information regarding travelers using the app, according to the agency.
CBP is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and provides security and facilitation operations at 328 ports of entry throughout the country. The agency is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
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