Who We Are

The Eastern Border Transportation Coalition (EBTC) is dedicated to improving the flow of people and goods across the Canada – US border.

In 2018, 66% of the lucrative $600 billion (US) Canada / US trade crossed the Eastern border of Canada and the US through the EBTC member states and provinces of Michigan, New York, Vermont, Maine, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia.

Out of the total $600 billion (US) total, $450 billion was surface trade, where 81% of total truck traffic and 67% of total rail traffic was processed through EBTC region land ports of entry.

EBTC works with US and Canadian federal, state and provincial governments, as well as a network of transportation policy, program and logistics experts and academics to identify and address the cross-border needs of business and citizens. These needs include improved physical border infrastructure, reduced processing times, expansion of border pre-clearance programs, and support for developing new technologies that will improve border crossings into the future.

Our Mission

EBTC provides leadership and informed dialog in improving the movement of goods and people across the Canada – US border.

Our Vision

The Eastern Border shall be a model of safe, efficient and sustainable transportation of goods and people between the United States and Canada.

Strategic Plan

Provide organizational, communications and administrative support to EBTC members.
Develop a common understanding of cross-border issues among Coalition members and as they relate to other transportation organizations.
Influence the development and implementation of federal and international policies that support EBTC’s mission and goals.
Work closely with US and Canadian Transportation and border agencies to assure the secure and safe efficient flow of people and goods across our borders.
Support and participate in the development of US/Canada cross-border planning and coordination initiatives.

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