The United States Customs and Border Protection agency has opened the new “Ready Lane” at the Otay Mesa port of entry for individuals who have a travel document enabled with RFID technology.
The new lane is dedicated for vehicle traffic with occupants possessing an RFID-enabled travel document, such as the U.S. Passport Card, SENTRI card, the new Legal Permanent Resident “green card” and the new Border Crossing Card.
The Ready Lane can also be used by a group of travelers in one vehicle who may have different kinds of RFID-enabled travel documents.
The RFID-enabled cards together with the new Ready Lane will allow officers to screen travelers faster, said Chris Maston, director of field operations for CBP in San Diego.
CBP has also opened Ready Lanes in Blaine, Wash., Nogales, Ariz. and Progreso, Texas and has plans to implement additional Ready Lanes at the Lukeville, Douglas, and San Luis ports of entry over the next few months.