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Olympics-related Travel at the BC - WA Border & through Northwest Washington State April 29, 2004 TBWG Washington, DC Countdown to 2010 July 2003 – International Olympic Committee (IOC) Awards 2010 Winter Games to Vancouver/Whistler, B.C.

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Olympics-related Travel at the BC - WA Border& through Northwest Washington State

April 29, 2004TBWGWashington, DC

countdown to 2010
Countdown to 2010
  • July 2003 – International Olympic Committee (IOC) Awards 2010 Winter Games to Vancouver/Whistler, B.C.
  • 2004 – Vancouver Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (VANOC) forms.
  • 2006 - ’10 – Cultural Olympiad
  • 2008 – ’09 – Test events for every sport and venue
  • 2009 – Tickets become available (1.4 – 1.8 million)
  • 2010
    • January 15 – Olympic Arts Festival begins
    • February 12-28 – Olympic Winter Games
    • March 12-21 – Paralympic Games
complementary efforts towards a regional transportation response
Complementary Efforts Towards a Regional Transportation Response

IMTC

WSDOT

FHWAPeer-to-PeerExchange

  • Regional Transportation Planning Initiative
    • WCOG (MPO)
    • WSDOT
international mobility trade corridor imtc organizational structure
International Mobility & Trade Corridor (IMTC) Organizational Structure

Lead Agency: WCOG

Steering Committee25

Core Group45Makes decisions

General Assembly300Information and feedback

Issue-specific subgroups

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IMTC
  • July, 2003 –Adopted objective to:
    • “support efficient and predictable cross-border travel to and from the 2010 Winter Olympic games in British Columbia.”
  • April, 2004 – Decision to form an IMTC Olympics Subcommittee to:
    • Communication with the Vancouver Organizing Committee.
    • Keep focus on the border relative to Olympics transportation and security.
washington state department of transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation

February 2004 preliminary assessment of improvements needed for 2010

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Washington State Department of Transportation

February 2004 assessment of improvements needed for 2010

REPLACE Peace Arch Inspection Facility

REVISE I-5-Blaine interchange geometry to preserve access and serve new facility

Safety Improvements on State Route 9

Widen State Route 539 from 2-3 lanes to 4-5 lanes

  • Supplemental Interstate Maint. and Improvements:
  • Snow & ice removal
  • Safety-rest areas
  • Additional signage

Some funded, others evolving

fhwa capacity building program
FHWA Capacity BuildingProgram

Peer-to-Peer Exchange

Whatcom County staff

Salt Lake City staff

peer to peer topics
Peer-to-Peer Topics
  • 2002 attendance & ticketing statistics
  • Project definition and funding
  • Transportation-demand-management
  • Communications program
  • Value of communication with the Organizing Committee
    • Transportation planning
    • Ticket sales
    • Lodging program
olympics transportation regional planning initiative
Olympics Transportation Regional Planning Initiative
  • Ensure that Western Washington’s cross- border transportation systems complement a successful Olympics by responding to needs of increased mobility and security.
    • Provide a mechanism for communication with 2010 Organizing Committee planners.
    • Form and implement a coordinated, regional transportation plan.
what will come and go our way
What will come (and go) our way?

The Basic Questions

  • How many Olympics travelers will transit or travel from Washington?
  • What travel demands will be placed on:
    • Border crossings?
    • U.S. Interstate 5?
    • Amtrak Cascades?
    • Regional airports?
  • Security?
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Venues

  • The border
  • Border crossings
  • Main cross-borderhighways
  • Amtrak
  • Airports
  • Marine

Source: Vancouver 2010 Bid-book.Volume 3, Theme 13, Transport, pg 79.

regional planning initiative details
Regional Planning Initiative Details

Coordinated between WCOG (MPO) & WSDOT

  • Travel demand forecasts
  • Identification of system enhancements
    • Infrastructure, operations, multi-agency efforts, ITS
  • Regional coordination tools
    • Compilation and distribution of regional project information
  • Ongoing revisions/communication IMTC & VANOC
  • Regional econometric modeling

Estimated level of effort for WCOG

5 ½ years -- $1.07 million

thank you

Thank you

More information:

Vancouver 2010: www.winter2010.com

WCOG & IMTC: www.wcog.org

WSDOT: www.wsdot.wa.gov

Gordon RogersWhatcom Council of Governmentsgordon@wcog.org

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