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Funding for U.S. Customs Staff at New Bridge Remains in Question

(Dave Battagello – Windsor Star)

Funding has been secured to build the U.S. customs plaza for the new Detroit River bridge, but questions remain whether Washington will provide sufficient funding — estimated at $50 million per year — for staff and equipment.

“Gov. (Rick) Snyder continues to talk with our Michigan delegation and the Obama administration about covering costs for the American workers in the (U.S.) customs facilities connected to the planned Detroit crossing to Canada,” said Dave Murray, a spokesman for Snyder.

“This is a vitally important infrastructure project for both countries, creating jobs long into the future as American companies do business with our neighbours.” Click here to read more.