Press Releases & Advisories
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 22, 2018
For further information contact:  Ron Rienas, General Manager - Peace Bridge & BTOA President
Telephone:  716.884.8636 or 905.994.3676
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2017 Traffic Statistics Issued by the Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association (BTOA)

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – Today the Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association (BTOA) released border crossing numbers for the year 2017 between the Province of Ontario and the States of Michigan and New York.

In 2017, compared to 2016, overall car crossings increased by 0.86%. Truck crossings declined by 0.42%. Combined there were 33,821,643 car truck and bus crossings, an increase of 0.47% or 158,500 vehicles.

The data for each individual crossing is as follows:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 3, 2018
For further information contact:  Matt Davison, Martin Davison PR
Telephone:  716.604.7772
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Peace Bridge Shines Bright for the Buffalo Bills as Team Heads to Jacksonville for Playoff Game
 Iconic bridge to be illuminated in red, white and blue for the January 7th game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority will light the Peace Bridge in red, white and blue in support of the Buffalo Bills’ first NFL postseason appearance since 1999. The Peace Bridge will be illuminated the evenings of Friday Saturday, and Sunday (January 5-7).

“Fans throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario have waited for this exciting moment for a very long time” said Chairman Tim Clutterbuck.  “We’re thrilled to do our part in supporting the Bills, and can’t wait to cheer them on in the playoffs on Sunday. Go Bills!”

For specialty lighting occasions, the Peace Bridge is illuminated along the bridge arches, truss, and spine, and can include intermittent color animation. Light shows commence at dusk and continue until 1:00 a.m. (EST).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 26, 2017
For further information contact:  Kelsey Hanks, Martin Davison PR
Telephone:  401.714.5981
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Regional Transportation and Tourism Entities Offer Travel Tips for IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament in Buffalo, NY

Hockey fans encouraged to prepare for travel to IIHF tournament games

BUFFALO, NY/NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Today various regional transportation, tourism and security organizations offered travel tips for those hockey fans planning travel to the IIHF World Junior Championship tournament, being held from Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 21, 2017
For further information contact:  Kelsey Hanks, Martin Davison PR
Telephone:  401.714.5981
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Regional Transportation and Tourism Entities Are Ready for Upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament

Collaboration underway to ensure safe and efficient movement of vehicles and fans at all four international bridge crossings during 11-day tournament in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, NY/NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Today various regional transportation, tourism and security organizations announced the coordination of border traffic management planning for the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship tournament, being held in Buffalo, NY, from Dec. 26, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018. Participants in the planning effort include the Peace Bridge Authority, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, Pegula Sports and Entertainment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canada Border Services Agency, Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition, Ontario Motor Coach Association, Visit Buffalo Niagara and various U.S. and Canadian elected officials.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 20, 2017
For further information contact:  Matt Davison, Martin Davison PR
Telephone:  716.604.7772
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No Tolls on Christmas Day at the Peace Bridge

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) is pleased to announce that it will not charge tolls on Monday, December 25, 2017, in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The toll-free period will be in effect for 24 hours beginning at 12 AM Christmas morning.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 15, 2017
For further information contact:  Matt Davison, Martin Davison PR
Telephone:  716.604.7772
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Peace Bridge Shining for USS Little Rock

Iconic bridge illuminated in blue, red and gold for Commissioning Ceremony

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority will light the Peace Bridge in blue, red and gold for the commissioning of the USS Little Rock LCS-9, a ceremony that will commemorate the warship’s entry into the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The sold-out Commissioning Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 16th, at Canalside in downtown Buffalo, next to the ship’s namesake, the USS Little Rock CLG-4.

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