Border study shows NEXUS card saves time, fuel
For those who have wondered whether it is worth getting a NEXUS card before crossing the border, the answer is probably yes, according to a new study.
The Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University found that it would take about two round trips to Canada within five years to recoup the cost of applying for the trusted traveler program called NEXUS.
The study monetized the time waiting in line and included gas and carbon emissions as costs from an idling engine. The researchers then compared the time spent in the non-NEXUS lines and NEXUS lines.