The Ontario Trucking Assn. (OTA) praised a $300-million joint investment by the federal and Ontario governments to facilitate more efficient border crossings at Windsor.
OTA president & CEO David Bradley said the infrastructure improvements will significantly improve the flow of trade at the Windsor-Detroit crossing and benefit the local, provincial and Canadian economy.
"The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the single most important border crossing for trade in the world," Bradley said in a press release. "For Canada, it is our economic lifeline." Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Ontario Premier Ernie Eves agreed to jointly contribute the money over the next five years to alleviate some of the traffic problems in Windsor.