Customs & Border Protection (CBP) recently announced "planning your trip across the border just got easier." They are right if you are planning to cross into the United States at any of the nation's land border crossings. The app is free and available for download from Google Play and Apple's App Store.
CBP launched its brand new Border Wait Time app making it easier and more convenient for travelers to plan border crossing trips. The app provides valuable information about estimated wait times, including open lane status. The app measures wait times for pedestrian, passenger and commercial vehicle crossings and breaks them down by lane type such as Standard, SENTRI, NEXUS, FAST, Ready Lane, etc.
In addition, the app is capable of locating the three closest border crossing points and then map the best choice for entry to the United States. And, there's more good news: The app does not require users to register of provide personal information and CBP does not store or have access to any information regarding usage of the app
Being able to make an informed and timed decision before approaching a U.S. land border makes sense and I know all of us who have spent hours waiting in line on foot or bumper to bumper in entry lanes welcome this new border crossing tool.