U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the recent availability of a “Wait Times App” you can install your phone which will show border wait times around the U.S. including crossing near us in Ferndale.
This is pretty nice information to have while deciding which crossing location to choose. Fortunately, the same information (for both northbound and southbound crossings!) is bundled into the information provide in the phone apps provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for a couple years.
Available for iPhones, Android and Windows Phones, the WSDOT app is pretty awesome. Not only does it reveal delays on your drive to Seattle or cross-state to wherever, they even make available any traffic cameras along the way available to you.
Heading to the San Juans? Not only can you pull up your departure schedule but you can see where your boat is and check the camera at your dock to see how many are ahead of you already.
This app is even useful for day-to-day driving when heading home on I-5 or driving around in little ol’ Ferndale. Pulling up the local traffic map shows you if there are any backups (or Portal or Slater or Grandview) so you can pick your best exit and route.