2013/2014 Passenger Intercept Surveys
Status: Completed in 2014 — Research Project
IMTC participants have identified the need to periodically evaluate trip details of passenger vehicle travelers crossing at the five Cascade Gateway ports-of-entry (including Point Roberts/Boundary Bay most recently). These surveys help inform regional investment strategies, and provide insight into travel trends.
This study conducted surveys at the four Cascade Gateway Ports-of-Entry — Peace Arch/Douglas, Pacific Highway, Lynden/Aldergrove, and Sumas/Abbotsford-Huntingdon — as well as Pt. Roberts/Boundary Bay.
In addition to general questions asked in all prior and subsequent surveys, the 2013/2014 effort collected information relating to strategies for promoting the NEXUS trusted traveler program; strategies to promote other radio frequency identification programs (like Enhanced Drivers Licenses); an assessment of traveler usage of the real-time border information systems in place; and an assessment of changing attitudes about cross-border travel.
The full report of the 2013/14 surveys is available, summarizing both the summer and winter wave data collected and comparisons with prior years. A complete database is available through WCOG.
Funding & Partnerships
- U.S. Federal Highway Administration: $57,450
- WA State Department of Transportation: $25,000
- B.C. Ministry of Transportation: $25,000
- Border Policy Research Institute: $15,700
- Whatcom Council of Governments: $16,750
For More Information
Contact Hugh Conroy, Director of Planning, at (360) 685-8384.