A funding agreement reached Feb. 18 between the U.S. and Canada will permit a $2.1 billion ARTBA-supported bridge project from Detroit to Ontario to proceed. The project is expected to support thousands of construction jobs in Michigan alone and would alleviate congestion at the busiest U.S.-Canada trade crossing. Construction stalled in March 2014 due to a disagreement on how to fund a $250 million toll plaza which would perform cross-border customs activities on the U.S. side of the bridge. Under the agreement, a public-private partnership will pay for the construction of the toll plaza and be reimbursed through bridge tolls. In 2014, ARTBA and 39 other trade associations urged President Obama to reach an agreement allowing the project to proceed. Read the letter.