The International Mobility and Trade Corridor Program

Cross-Border Transit Study

Status: Completed in 2004


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: