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Managing the Canada-U.S. Border

June 30, 2010

Anne Goodchild joined other prominent scholars at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., to share perspectives on Canada-U.S. trade and to present practical recommendations to federal policy-makers.

Anne Goodchild, Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented a paper written with graduate student Matt Klein at the Seminar on Canada-U.S. Border Management Policy Issues, which was sponsored by the Border Policy Research Institute, Western Washington University, and hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC. The paper, entitled, “Near Border Operations and Logistical Efficiency: Implications for Policy Makers,” was part of the panel, “Incremental Changes to Freight Processes.” The paper describes the logistics and practices near the Canada-U.S. border at Blaine, Washington, discovered through a recent survey of border crossers. The research suggests that policy changes would improve border operations, reduce truck miles travelled, emissions, and delays.

This project was supported, in part, by funding from the Center’s Title VI grant, US Department of Education, Office of International Education Programs Service.