As of February 1, 2015, The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) has amalgamated with one of its subsidiaries, the Saint Mary’s River Bridge Company (SMRBC), and subsequently, with another Crown corporation, the Blue Water Bridge Authority (BWBA).
These changes aim to:
- enhance the efficiency of international bridge operations;
- build on other initiatives such as modernizing Canada Border Services Agency facilities located at the international bridges in Sault Ste. Marie, Cornwall, Thousand Islands (Lansdowne) and Point Edward; and,
- provide a portfolio approach to international bridge operations and oversight enabling it to apply consistent policies and procedures across all its bridges, streamline reporting, and ensure consistency in service levels and security protocols.
The amalgamation with FBCL’s remaining subsidiary, The Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) is expected to occur at a later date.