Press Releases & Advisories

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority would like to advise the public that they have until July 15th to submit their entries for the photography contest. The contest began on May 13 in conjunction with the new LED light system that was installed on the Peace Bridge.

Photographs must capture the new LED illumination of the Peace Bridge from any publicly accessible location and must be in color and submitted in an acceptable electronic format. The complete official rules are available on the Authority’s website –

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority today unveiled a dramatic new lighting system for the Peace Bridge.

“This is a 21st century transformation made possible by advanced, energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) technology and the federal Transportation Enhancement Program” said Anthony Annunziata, Chairman of the Peace Bridge Authority.

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – Anthony Annunziata has been elected Chairman of Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority.

Mr. Annunziata is Vice President of Marketing for Hilton Niagara Falls, Fallsview Hotel, in Ontario. He is also President of Vann Media Group. Prior to his current responsibilities he was executive director of marketing of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort for four years and worked for Casino Niagara for a total of eight years as director of marketing. He also served as vice-chair of the board of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership for five years.

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – Just four months from now U.S. and Canadian citizens will no longer be able to cross the Niagara River to enter the United States by simply showing a regular driver’s license and one other piece of government issued ID.

Beginning June 1, 2009, in accordance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) only the following documents will be permissible:

(BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON) – Effective January 15, 2009, tolls charged in Canadian funds will be adjusted at the Peace Bridge to reflect the lower value of the Canadian dollar.

The Canadian toll rate will be changed to $3.75 Canadian (round trip). The benchmark U.S. cash toll rate remains at $3.00 U.S. The E-ZPass discounted rate remains at $2.70 U.S.

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON. – Again this year, the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) announces that it will not charge tolls on Thursday, December 25, in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The toll-free period will be in effect for 24 hours beginning at 12 AM Christmas morning.

“As a 24 hour per day, people-driven operation we wanted to look at ways that we could say thank you to our customers and our employees,” said Ken Schoetz the Peace Bridge Authority’s Chairman. “By not charging tolls on Christmas, we’re able to spread some holiday cheer and give as many of our employees as possible an opportunity to spend the day with their families.”


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