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Report
Pacific Corridor Enterprise
Council
K. David Andersson
President
February 16, 2006 Presentation
Vancouver Cross Border Regions Roundtable
• RECENTLY COMPLETED AND
FUTURE REGIONAL CROSS
BORDER PROJECTS
• CROSS BORDER ISSUES
ACCESS AMERICA
PART OF WESTERN DIVERSIFICATION EXPORT
READY OUTREACH TO WESTERN BUSINESS
U.S. IMMIGRATION, CUSTOMS, TAX & CORPORATE
INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS
British Columbia’s Provincial Intelligent Transportation
System ( ITS) Vision and Strategic Plan
• completed in 2001
• blueprint for the deployment of multi-modal, multi-jurisdictional ITS
www.itsbc.ca
PACE is a proud member participant in the International
Mobility & Trade Corridor (IMTC) Project
U.S. – Canada coalition of government and business entities that
jointly identifies and promotes improvements to mobility and
security for the four border crossings between Whatcom County,
Washington State and the Lower Mainland of the Province of
British Columbia.
IMTC group is led by the Whatcom Council of Governments
Pacific Border Crossing Commercial Vehicle Operations
• Weigh-in-motion scale with coordinated access to the U.S.
counterpart system
• Southbound truck staging area at the Pacific Highway border
crossing
• $1,095,000 in Canadian federal funding from Western Economic
Diversification Canada
British Columbia Highway 99 and 15 –
Advanced Traveler Information System
(ATIS)
• Deployed for two main border crossings at Douglas (Peach
Arch) Blaine and Pacific Highway
• Message signs to communicate southbound delays
• Status of, or lanes for, expedited border crossing operations
such as the ITS truck lanes (FAST C-TPAT operations ) and
NEXUS automobile operations
• Live cameras
• Western Economic Diversification Canada funding
of $395,000.00 - bi-national project.
Regional ATIS ( Advanced Traveller
Information Systems )
• “one-stop” transportation portal
• Multi-modal, multi-jurisdiction, static and real-time traveler
information for the Greater Vancouver to border region
• Current incident and congestion information
• Border cameras
• $155,000.00 in funding from Western Economic
Diversification Canada
SOME FUTURE PROJECTS
Expanded ATIS
Expand north and southbound ATIS systems
Passenger wait times for all four Cascade Gateway port-of-entry;
Commercial vehicle wait times
2010 Vancouver Olympics traveler information
Estimated Cost:
$4,000,000
Possible Partners:
BC MoT, WSDOT, FHWA, Transport Canada,
P.A.C.E.
Cascade Gateway Network Border Circulation
Analysis
Cascade Gateway border circulation network transportation analysis
Evaluation of both existing and potential routes on both sides of the
international boundary
Border processing time scenarios using micro simulation tools (Border
Wizard, CanSim).
Estimated Cost:
$500,000
Possible Partners: Transport Canada, WCOG, TransLink, FHWA, BC
MoT,
P.A.C.E., City of Surrey, City of
Abbotsford, Township
of Langley
2006 IMTC Cross-Border Travel Study
• Six year follow-on to the 2000 IMTC Cross-Border Travel Study to
collect passenger and commercial vehicle travel demand information.
• Estimated Cost:
$450,000
• Possible Partners:
FHWA,WSDOT, MoT, WCOG, P.A.C.E.
ITS-CVO Phase IV
• Linking CVISN, WIM, FAST transponders, technology, and
databases.
• Estimated Cost:
$1,000,000
• Possible Partners:
WSDOT TRAC, FHWA, BC MoT,
Transport Canada, P.A.C.E.
Regional Travel Document Information
• New secure document requirements - 2008
• Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
• Estimated Costs:
$200,000
• Possible Partners:
WCOG, FHWA, DHS, P.A.C.E.
NEXUS Marketing 2006
• Based on previous marketing efforts, this project will continue to
promote NEXUS enrollment.
• Estimated Cost:
$200,000
• Possible Partners:
WSDOT, Amtrak, US CBP, P.A.C.E.
Pacific Central Station Advanced Passenger
Information System
A pilot advanced passenger information system that meets the
requirements of U.S. and Canadian security agencies.
Estimated Cost:
$750,000
Possible Partners:
WSDOT, Amtrak, US CBP, P.A.C.E.
SR 539 Lynden/Aldergrove Truck Congestion Relief &
Expedited Border & Security Clearance
•
Two dedicated commercial vehicle lanes into the port-of-entry (POE)
through Lynden/Aldergrove
•
Truck staging area
•
Widening of 2.5 miles of State Route 539
Estimated Cost:
$20,000,000
Possible Partners:
WSDOT, FHWA, P.A.C.E.
LEGAL ISSUES
Trade in Services:
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•
Temporary Professional Workers
·
Impact of H-1B Cap
·
After Sales Service Personnel
·
Intra-company transfers
Executive / Managerial / Specialized knowledge
NEXUS
FAST: ( Free and Secure Trade)
Appeal Process
Remote Enrollment Centers for FAST, SENTRI, and
NEXUS
US-VISIT
United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program
(US VISIT)
Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility
Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-208) (IIRAIRA)
Data Management Improvement Act of 2000 (DMIA) (P.L. 106-215)
PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56)
Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act (P.L. 107-173)
Application to Canadian Citizens?
Environmental Assessment
WHTI : ( Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative )
• Passport / Alternate Secure Documents
• PACE Response to Proposed Rule Making
Pre-Clearance Act
• Review by House of Commons by March 1,
2007
• Land Pre-Clearance
• Halifax by this fall
• Joint Facilities
• 2nd Amtrak Train
• Guns?

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