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Ready Lane - The Faster Way to Drive Across
the Border Into the US from Mexico

If you are tired of long waits to drive back to the US at the border, the new Ready Lane may be a great solution for you.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a new way to get drivers across the border quickly. A number of US/Mexico border crossings now have a special Ready Lane for passengers who have a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled ID card. RFID enabled cards have a radio chip embedded in the card. The border crossing stations are able to scan the card from 10 to 15 feet away. Passengers simply need to hold the cards up to the windshield while driving through the Ready Lane border crossing.

Ready Lane

The current acceptable RFID cards include:

Some important notes:

Current Ready Lane Border Crossing (As of June 1, 2011)

Mexico into US Ready Lane Border Crossings:
San Diego, CA - Otay Mesa
Nogales, AZ - DeConcini
Lukeville, AZ
El Paso, TX -Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge
Del Rio, TX
Progreso, TX - Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge

Canada into US Ready Lane Border Crossings:
Blaine, WA - Peace Arch
Detroit, MI - Ambassador Bridge

You can read more about the Ready Lane and RFID enabled ID documents at the US government website: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/western-hemisphere-travel-initiative