Border Policy Research Institute

Border traffic into Whatcom County continues to increase and gas prices could be a big reason for it.

Nearly 3 million people have traveled southbound through the five Whatcom County border crossings in the first quarter of 2018, a 16 percent increase compared to a year ago. That's also…

Laurie Trautman, director of Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute has received a grant from the Government of Canada to fund a collaborative project with the University of Buffalo and the University of Windsor (Ontario).

The project, titled “The Border…

“I’d say 90 per cent of the B.C. plates driving through are coming for gas,” a member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday. “Some of them say they’ve driven for 40 minutes and then they’ve been idling for an hour (waiting to pass through customs).”

It’s always been thus,…

Border crossings in the Blaine region were the only ones along the Canada/US border to show an increase in traffic over a six-year period, according to data from a Washington state research organization.

A recent report from the …

Canada's declining position as a trading partner of the U.S. raises questions of whether two new six-lane bridges in Detroit between the Ambassador and the Howe bridges are needed, said Laurie Trautman, director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University.

More than 1.42 million people crossed the five southbound border crossing into Whatcom County in August, according to data gathered by the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. That’s…

The BPRI is pleased to announce the launch of a Cross-Border Research Fellowship program, held in conjunction with our partners at the University of Victoria. Please see the announcement below and share with those who may be interested.

 

Cross-Border Research Fellowship…

A Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute report found that Canada accounts for 31% of Washington state’s imports, a bigger proportion than any other country, and U.S. federal trade statistics show that bilateral trade between…

Some expect the loonie rally to be short-lived. Laurie Trautman, director at the WWU Border Policy Research Institute, believes it has peaked and the current rally will not immediately change border crossing shopping habits.

“I do expect the volumes to continue a…

A longtime retail landmark is going out of business this week, marking another closure among food markets in eastern Whatcom County.

Cross-border traffic remains strong. Nearly 3.6 million people have crossed southbound…

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