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 border wait-times. The FAST program was therefore designed to encourage participants of the trans-border commercial freight supply chain to enact greater security measures.
Mark Springer, Mark, "Regional Freight Capacity Management: FAST Program Optimization at the Pacific Highway, Northbound Crossing" (2012). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 95.