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2008

Human Mobility

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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.