Group to study border wait times

Published on Wed, Mar 2, 2011
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The Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University has received $49,000 in funding to conduct field research on wait times and lane reconfiguration at the border.

In collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canada Border Services Agency, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Whatcom Council of Governments, the BPRI will collect and analyze data on wait times as part of a pilot project to examine alternative use of the dedicated Free and Secure Trade (FAST) at the truck crossing in Blaine.

The pilot project was proposed by CBP. The field effort will occur between February 22 and April 14, with funding provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/bpri.