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Published on April 30, 2008

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Slide1:  Olympics-related Travel at the BC - WA Border & through Northwest Washington State April 29, 2004 TBWG Washington, 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 Regional Transportation Planning Initiative WCOG (MPO) WSDOT International Mobility & Trade Corridor (IMTC) Organizational Structure:  International Mobility & Trade Corridor (IMTC) Organizational Structure Lead Agency: WCOG IMTC:  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 Washington State Department of Transportation:  Washington State Department of Transportation February 2004 assessment of improvements needed for 2010 Supplemental Interstate Maint. and Improvements: Snow & ice removal Safety-rest areas Additional signage Widen State Route 539 from 2-3 lanes to 4-5 lanes REVISE I-5-Blaine interchange geometry to preserve access and serve new facility Safety Improvements on State Route 9 REPLACE Peace Arch Inspection Facility Some funded, others evolving IMTC Coordinated Construction Schedule:  IMTC Coordinated Construction Schedule FHWA Capacity Building Program:  FHWA Capacity Building Program Peer-to-Peer Exchange Whatcom County staff Salt Lake City staff FHWA Peer-to-Peer Exchange Whatcom County Salt Lake City:  FHWA Peer-to-Peer Exchange Whatcom County Salt Lake City 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? Slide14:  Source: Vancouver 2010 Bid-book. Volume 3, Theme 13, Transport, pg 79. Venues The border Border crossings Main cross-border highways Amtrak Airports Marine 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 Rogers Whatcom Council of Governments gordon@wcog.org

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