Calif., Fla., Texas sites get customs program

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Six locations in California, Florida and Texas are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by land or at airports.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; El Paso, Texas; the South Texas Assets Consortium; Houston Airport System; and Miami-Dade County, in Florida, would join a project already underway between Tijuana, Mexico, and Otay Mesa, Calif.

One of the applicants that was rejected was the U.S.-Canadian border near Vermont’s Jay Peak ski area.

More than a dozen locations across the country applied for the program. Under it, the chosen locations pay some of the costs of the federal agents who admit people to the United States.

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