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New Kiosks Mean Shorter Border Wait Times

New Kiosks Mean Shorter Border Wait Times
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 4:10pm

You may soon be able to cross the border a little faster. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has installed two new ready pedestrian lane kiosks at the Paso Del Norte port of entry in downtown El Paso.

Travelers with passports or radio frequency identification can simply scan their documents. Officials hope the technology will shorten lines and reduce wait times.

"We do hope to get more. These kiosks are in play here and in California now to try them out as part of a pilot program," said Samuel Cleaves with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The kiosks were brought here as part of a pilot program. Officials expect they will alleviate wait times by five to ten seconds per every traveler standing in line.

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