- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) - The city of Douglas, Arizona, is looking to upgrade its 82-year-old port of entry.

City officials are seeking permission to work with the private sector to expand the port and upgrade its facilities.

The Douglas Port of Entry is operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It was built in 1932.

Officials say the port is too small and outdated to accommodate the thousands of travelers who go through every year.

The Douglas port is the second-largest commercial port in Arizona and sees more than $1 billion in trade annually, according to a news release by Rep. Ron Barber, a Democrat.

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