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    Niagara leaders pleased with seasonal GO reception

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Metrolinx is on track to hit around 25,000 passenger trips on this year’s seasonal GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

    Spokesman Scott Money said due to a six-to-eight week delay in ridership reporting, Metrolinx is unable to provide 2017 numbers.

    However, he said it’s expected the service will see 25,000 passenger trips when the season wraps up on Thanksgiving weekend, just as there were in 2015 and 2016.

    “Our Niagara service continues to be very popular with customers,” said Money.

    Fewer Americans coming to Canada

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Fewer Americans came to visit Canada in October than in September, while the number of Canadians travelling to the United States was up slightly the same month, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

    Travel by U. S. residents to Canada fell 2.6% to 1.6 million in October, compared to the previous month. This was the first decline in four months, the agency reported this week.

    Travel to the United States by Canadian residents edged up 0.1% to 3.3 million.

    By contrast, travel to Canada from destinations other than the United States increased by 3.2% to 332,000 in October.

    Travel to Canada by United Kingdom residents -Canada’s largest overseas market – increased by 15.3% to 62,000 trips. Trips to Canada from Germany and Australia also posted double-digit gains.

    Two-way cross-border car traffic at Niagara Falls bridges has been steady, said Brent Gallaugher, of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

    “Auto traffic is holding its own or is creeping up. We’re not in bad shape there,” said Gallaugher. “Trucking is down.”

    TRAVEL: No delays blamed on new border rules

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    From the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal:

    If you’re a U.S. citizen lacking the proper documentation for that return trip from Canada, don’t panic.

    After all those warnings that you needed to be in full compliance by June 1 — when the new rules took effect — the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reminded motorists that they will be cut some slack at this point.

    On Monday, when some drivers showed up at the border crossings to re-enter without the proper documents, they were issued small leaflets carrying the headline “NONCOMPLIANT.”

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