With the cooperation of customs agencies, WWU students are collecting information about each truck, its destination, manifest and usage (or not) of the FAST system--a "trusted-shipper" program designed to speed transport across the border of goods and freight--according to David Davidson, associate director of the BPRI.
One aspect to the local crossings as opposed to the Detroit crossing is that Detroit's FAST users are huge companies making multiple trips per day to the city's auto plants; crossing data gathered thus far by the BPRI shows that most of the truck traffic across the local crossings is done by small, independent operators making their way to and from the Seattle-Vancouver, B.C.
Washington recently made a $50 million investment to put the northbound FAST lane in place at state Route 543; if it is being underutilized, Davidson is hoping the research done by his team of BPRI staff and a cadre of WWU student researchers will shed light on how the lane might be best utilized to improve traffic flow across the border.
is a vital asset to the state of Washington, given the huge boost that Canada provides to the state's economy.
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