ANNOUNCEMENT / “Statement from Secretary LaHood on the New International Trade Crossing” relating to Detroit-to-Ontario road connection by a new bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor. COMMENT: Obviously this augments the decades-long reliance on the 1929-built Ambassador Bridge that has in recent decades carried 60-70% of regional truck traffic at this key logistics point.

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“The New International Trade Crossing will be much more than just a bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario – as those who have worked so hard to move this project forward know, it will be an economic engine for the entire region. That’s why I’m so pleased that the State Department today issued a presidential permit that clears the way for the project to begin, which is great news for the state of Michigan, the United States and Canada. I want to particularly congratulate Governor Snyder for his tireless leadership on this critical project, which will create thousands of jobs, relieve crippling congestion that slows the flow of travelers and goods between our countries, and make our North American auto manufacturing industry more competitive in the global market. We look forward to continuing to work closely with our partners in Michigan and Canada as this key project gets underway.”