In 2004 or 2005 I attended a series of meetings where I helped do traffic projections for this new port of entry (and bridge) at Calais, ME. I also built and ran models of different port designs using the BorderWizard tool that Regal Decision Systems had created. The results I reported helped to select and verify one of the design concepts and this evening, as part of 930 miles of driving on the way to Prince Edward Island (my 12th province of 13), I finally got to see it. I’ll be processed there as I cross back into the U.S. on the return trip.
It’s rare that new crossings are constructed. These days they’re more likely to shut them down, so this was a fun opportunity.