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Cross-Border Travel Through The Cascade Gateway, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Justin Kaiser, Riley Jones Jan 2008

Cross-Border Travel Through The Cascade Gateway, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Justin Kaiser, Riley Jones

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

Over the past 10 months, our Institute teamed with the Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) to conduct a survey of travelers crossing the Canada – U.S. border through the Cascade Gateway (i.e., the group of four ports-of-entry serving the I-5 corridor). The need for such a survey was identified by a binational forum called the International Mobility and Trade Corridor project (IMTC). From time to time, new questions arise about how to improve mobility through the border. Should a cross-border public transit route be developed? If so, from where to where? Should connector roads be built parallel to the ...


Initiating An Investigation Of The Border's Performance, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Stacia Dreyer, Bryant Hammond Jan 2008

Initiating An Investigation Of The Border's Performance, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Stacia Dreyer, Bryant Hammond

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In recent months, two distinct projects designed to gauge the performance of the Canada – US border have been initiated. The University at Buffalo Regional Institute (UBRI) proposed the development of a “Border Barometer,” which is anticipated to be a set of metrics replicable along the breadth of the 49th parallel. UBRI is our partner in a new consortium that performs border-related research—the Northern Border University Research Consortium (NBURC)—and courtesy of a grant from the Canadian government, the NBURC is launching the Border Barometer project.


An Atlas Of Land Entry Ports On The Canada-Us Border, Riley Jones, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson Jan 2008

An Atlas Of Land Entry Ports On The Canada-Us Border, Riley Jones, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

In a departure from the norm, this article provides no policy analysis, but instead serves simply as a reference document. The following maps identify the names and locations of all legal land portsof-entry along the Canada – U.S. border. Each port shown here is one at which a person can directly travel by personal vehicle (or on foot) from Canadian to U.S. soil.


A New Annex To The Canada-Us Air Quality Agreement, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2008

A New Annex To The Canada-Us Air Quality Agreement, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

Canada and the U.S. will soon begin negotiating the terms of an annex to the Canada – U.S. Air Quality Agreement. The annex will pertain to a type of air pollution known as particulate matter, colloquially referred to as PM. This article discusses the form of the Canada – U.S. Air Quality Agreement, the general nature of PM pollution, the transboundary aspects of PM pollution, and the regulatory context pertaining to PM within each nation. The article concludes with a discussion of the outcomes likely to be embodied within the upcoming annex to the Agreement. We judge that the ...


The Economic Impact Of Whti In Washington State (Revisited), Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2008

The Economic Impact Of Whti In Washington State (Revisited), Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

Two years ago this month, the inaugural edition of the Border Policy Brief discussed the expected impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) upon the state of Washington. New analyses and data have become available since then, so in this issue we revisit the topic. WHTI, commonly referred to as the “passport law,” imposes new documentation requirements that could affect the volume of cross-border travel.


Governing Through Risk At The Canada/Us Border: Liberty, Security, Technology, Benjamin J. Muller Jan 2008

Governing Through Risk At The Canada/Us Border: Liberty, Security, Technology, Benjamin J. Muller

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The border is not where it is supposed to be; the border is getting thicker; the border “needs a fix.” These are just a few of the sentiments one encounters with shocking regularity when discussing the Canada/US border in the Pacific Northwest, known as the Cascade Gateway, or sometimes referred to as “Cascadia”. Generally unsolicited, these comments and many others are often vain attempts to encapsulate the recent changes to this border, particularly in the post-9/11 epoch.


International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) 2008 Passenger Intercept Survey Final Report, Melissa Miller, Hugh Conroy, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson Jan 2008

International Mobility & Trade Corridor Project (Imtc) 2008 Passenger Intercept Survey Final Report, Melissa Miller, Hugh Conroy, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The 2008 survey is intended to serve as a complement to the 2000 survey, supporting the investigation of changes in behavior over time.


Adapting The Border To Regional Realities: Observations On Exports At Buffalo And Blaine, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2008

Adapting The Border To Regional Realities: Observations On Exports At Buffalo And Blaine, Border Policy Research Institute

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

As the world’s largest trading partners, Canada and the United States share a diverse and highly integrated economy. However, many North Americans are unaware of the depth and breadth of this interdependence and the importance of successful border management to both countries. Today, the complex flow of goods between the two, governed by fairly rigid federal policies, is funneled along a few major trade corridors. This Border Brief examines key border issues by looking at U.S. export activity in October 2007 through two of those corridors—Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY, and Blaine, WA.


Estimated Benefits Of Increased Visitation To Vancouver, Bc, Via Rail And Float Plane, David Lebowitz Jan 2008

Estimated Benefits Of Increased Visitation To Vancouver, Bc, Via Rail And Float Plane, David Lebowitz

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

There currently are proposals from two separate carriers to provide increased passenger service in the corridor between Seattle, WA, and Vancouver, BC. Amtrak proposes to add a second daily train along that route, and Kenmore Air proposes to initiate float plane service from Lake Union (Seattle) to Vancouver Harbour. This note provides an estimate of the economic benefit to Vancouver of the associated increase in visitation. The note considers only the benefits derived from tourism.


Cross Border Transportation Patterns At The Western Cascade Gateway: Implications For Mitigating The Impact Of Delay On Regional Supply Chains, Anne Victoria Goodchild, Susan Albrecht, Li Ying Leung Jan 2008

Cross Border Transportation Patterns At The Western Cascade Gateway: Implications For Mitigating The Impact Of Delay On Regional Supply Chains, Anne Victoria Goodchild, Susan Albrecht, Li Ying Leung

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

The Pacific Highway border crossing in Blaine, Washington, is the fourth busiest commercial crossing on the northern border and the most significant commercial crossing for Western Canada and the U.S. (USDOT/FHWA 2006). The primary commodities that flow across this border are agricultural/food, wood, and paper products (WCOG Manifest Data). These commodities are not viewed as particularly time critical, as they do not move in a strictly scheduled environment, although in fact a significant proportion of these goods are highly perishable. Both of these factors are significantly different than along the eastern portion of the northern border, where ...