Cross-Border Transit Study
Status: Completed in 2004 — Research Project
The Cross-Border Transit Study assessed current and future demand for regional, cross-border transit in the Cascade Gateway.
The study area included the Cascade Gateway Ports-of-Entry, including Peace Arch/Douglas, Pacific Highway, Lynden/Aldergrove, and Sumas/Abbotsford-Huntingdon.
Why this project was needed
The IMTC coalition identified numerous benefits that a cross-border transit system would provide for the Cascade Gateway binational region, including a reduction in cross-border personal vehicle trips and related congestion, enhanced travel links for shopping, recreation, and tourism, and the creation of a transportation system reflective of the degree to which the people of this binational region cross the border as part of daily life.
A series of white papers resulted from the study, including analyses of preliminary markets, the development of the services, and a survey of existing cross-border transit services.Since the study completed in 2004, the Whatcom Transportation Authority added a cross-border component to their updated strategic plan.
Funding & Partnerships
This project was funded by:
- U.S. Federal Highway Administration: $26,260
- Transport Canada: $5,000
- B.C. TransLink: $5,000