U.S. border crossings in three Vermont towns are slated to be expanded under a funding bill that has won preliminary approval. Senator Jim Jeffords says money was included in an appropriations bill that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
The money would pay for expansions at border stations in Richford, Norton and Derby Line. The Derby Line station would get $3.3 million; Norton would get $1.7 million; and Richford would get $1.5 million. The border stations and inspection lanes are scheduled to be expanded.