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International and Area Studies

2012

Border Security

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Is Rfid The Answer To Resurgent Border Traffic?, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2012

Is Rfid The Answer To Resurgent Border Traffic?, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

With respect to cross-border passenger travel at Blaine, Washington (the I-5 corridor), two things were evident in the aftermath of 9/11—the volume of travel dropped dramatically, and the at-booth inspection process became more time-consuming. The combined effect was that wait-times remained roughly comparable to what existed pre-9/11, despite traffic volumes that were 25 percent lower. The constant worry, though, was “How will we cope when traffic volumes climb?” For eight years regional stakeholders pursued initiatives intended to reduce wait-times, even as traffic volumes languished at an average volume of about 215,000 cars per month. The tail ...


The "Beyond The Border" Dialogue At Age One: Policy And Political Implications For The Pacific Northwest, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2012

The "Beyond The Border" Dialogue At Age One: Policy And Political Implications For The Pacific Northwest, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

On February 4, 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper issued the "Beyond the Border" (BTB) Declaration, announcing a new initiative regarding management of the Canada – US border. The Declaration contemplated the creation of an Action Plan, which was released on December 7, 2011. The goal of this seminar was to examine the Action Plan and assess its implications and impact on Canada-US border management going forward.


Regional Freight Capacity Management: Free And Secure Trade (Fast) Program Optimization At The Pacific Highway, Northbound Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer Jan 2012

Regional Freight Capacity Management: Free And Secure Trade (Fast) Program Optimization At The Pacific Highway, Northbound Crossing, Mark (Mark Christopher) Springer

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

This study is the latest in a series of studies examining issues with and possible enhancements to the FAST program at the Pacific Highway Crossing (PHC) in Blaine, WA. The FAST, or Free and Secure Trade program (USCBP, 2005), was designed to increase the security of commercial freight crossing the Canada – U.S. border. To qualify for FAST, carriers, drivers, and shippers are required to follow certain security procedures which aim to enhance the safety and security of supply chains. In the "model" configuration, FAST-qualified trucks are then allowed to use a dedicated approach lane and inspection booth, thus minimizing ...