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Correction: All commuters who register in the Premier Commuter Program will get the $2.60 US toll. This story has been updated to reflect the correct program that is changing.

Detroit — The cost of traveling over the above-ground link between Detroit and Windsor is being reduced, said officials with the company that owns the bridge.

Beginning Feb. 18, the toll for the Ambassador Bridge will be reduced from U.S. $4/ $4.60 Canadian to U.S. $2.60, they said. The new fee will be in effect everyday at anytime in either direction.

All commuters who register in the Premier Commuter Program will get the $2.60 US toll. The Premier Commuter Program replaces the Commuter Rewards Program and replaces the US $4/$4.60 which will no longer apply. There are no changes to the cash auto toll which is US $5.00 and Can $6.25, said Dan Stamper, president of Ambassador Bridge.

Stamper said the company will also open a third lane for commuters who use the international crossing during rush hour. 

“The bridge will open a third lane for commuters from Canada to the U.S. every weekday morning from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and a third lane for commuters U.S. to Canada every weekday afternoon from 4-6 p.m.,” Stamper said in a statement. "The Ambassador Bridge is working with the customs management to ensure use of the NEXUS lanes to match these times."

He also said the bridge company had been testing the swap of lanes during similar times for several months "with great response from the commuters."

cramirez@detroitnews.com
Twitter: @CharlesERamirez

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