'Ready Lane' Opens at San Luis Port of Entry
San Luis, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Luis Port of Entry will have a dedicated lane for travelers entering the country with approved U.S. documents as early as tomorrow.
Northbound travelers crossing through the San Luis Port will have the option of using a designated "Ready Lane" allowing those who have obtained an RFID-enabled card to reap the benefits of using a dedicated lane where CBP officers can expedite the inspection process.
"The Ready Lane is designed to improve traffic flow and move passengers safely and efficiently across the border," said Acting Port Director Roque Caza. "CBP is dedicated to making the border crossing experience as smooth as possible while not sacrificing our enforcement efforts."
CBP plans to launch the program no later than tomorrow, between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight, with one dedicated lane identified by LED signage, but may actually designate more than one lane at any given time depending on the volume of traffic. All eligible travelers are encouraged to look for the LED signs designating Ready Lane(s).
Ready Lane is available to anyone with the following documents enabled with RFID technology:
- U.S. passport card (not the traditional passport book)new U.S. permanent resident "green card"
- Trusted Traveler Card (SENTRI or Global Entry Card
- New border Crossing Card (laser visa)
- Enhanced Driver's License (not offered in Arizona
The San Luis Port of Entry will be one of several on the U.S.-Mexico border to operate the Ready Lane program. The Ready Lane is normally faster than the general lane but not as fast as a SENTRI lane for prescreened trusted travelers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.