Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Winter 2019


Economic relationships, Human Mobility, Cross-border travel, Transportation


Every five years, the BPRI partners with the Whatcom Council of Governments to conduct a passenger vehicle intercept survey at four ports of entry between British Columbia and Washington State.Students from Western Washington University intercept drivers as they cross the border in both directions and ask them a variety of questions related to trip purpose and travel characteristics (see sidebar). This Border Brief provides a preliminary analysis of survey findings from the summer of 2018 and compares them to the responses collected in the summer of 2013. It also considers the impacts of changes in cross-border travel in the Cascade Gateway during this time frame.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Border crossing--Washington (State)--Surveys; Border crossing--British Columbia--Surveys; Traffic flow--Washington (State); Traffic flow--British Columbia; Travel time (Traffic engineering)--Economic aspects--Washington (State)

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State); British Columbia


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