Benefits

Continental 1 is the bi-national alliance of dynamic business, community and government leaders working to raise awareness and build support for the completion of the Continental 1 Corridor.

The Continental 1 Corridor is the 1,500-mile direct route from Toronto to Miami that will bring business growth and faster, safer travel. The completion of Continental 1 is within reach – only 269 miles in New York and Pennsylvania need to be completed for the Corridor to be a reality.

90% of results have been achieved in the last 10 years.

The Niagara Frontier alone carries 19% of the US/Canada trade. It is estimated that 600 jobs in Ontario and 800 jobs in NYS are dependent upon trade crossing between Canada and the US. The US/Canadian trade relationship is the largest bi-national trade relationship in the world. Canada’s US trade is three times larger than their trade with the rest of the world combined.

Advantages of the Continental 1 trade corridor will be widespread.  Many will benefit, from companies saving money by transporting products up and down the East Coast to families able to reduce travel time along the corridor to businesses located along the corridor that will benefit from increased traffic and exposure.

Other benefits of a completed Continental 1 are also centered on creating jobs in the region, greater safety, tourism, and lower transportation costs that will make regions along the corridor more competitive.

 

Get behind it!

We need your help to persuade local, state and federal officials to finish what is already 85 percent complete. Contact your representatives and encourage them to support the Continental 1 Corridor. Visit www.continental1.org/contact-your-official for sample letters and contact information.