Point Roberts got an Easter treat from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): two extra hours of NEXUS.
On April 22, the Point Roberts NEXUS lane heading into the U.S. began opening at 9 a.m. instead of 11 a.m.
“Our goal was to alleviate wait times for the locals,” said CBP public information officer Tom Schreiber. “The Point is a small community with a very high percentage of NEXUS members.” Schreiber said that approximately 1,100 NEXUS members have a Point Roberts address. The 2010 U.S. Census reported 1,314 full-time residents of Point Roberts.
Schreiber said the extended NEXUS hours were a test to determine if people would use the lane earlier in the day. “The only way to see if this change works is to throw it out there and give it a try,” he said.