Western Begins Research on Commercial Border Traffic
(Kyle Gootkin — Western Front)
Western’s Border Policy Research Institute has begun research that could improve commercial traffic congestion at the United States-Canadian border.
The institute began field research on the current lane configuration Feb. 22 and will continue collecting data until April 14, according to a university press release.
The institute received a $49,000 grant from the Washington Department of Transportation to study the efficiency of the Free and Secure Trade truck lane at the Pacific Highway crossing and alternative uses, said Director of the institute Donald Alper.
The institute will collaborate with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canada Border Services Agency, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation and Whatcom Council of Governments for the project, according to the press release. Read more here.
Date: February 25, 2011