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2008 Border-Crossing Data

2008 Border-Crossing Data

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DOT 54-09
Dave Smallen
202-366-5568

Friday, April 17, 2009 - The number of truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2008, 6.0 percent fewer than in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. Almost 5.9 million truck crossings were into the U.S. from Canada, down 10.1 percent from 2007, and almost 4.9 million crossings were from Mexico, down 0.3 percent from 2007. Border-crossing data posted on the BTS website includes numbers of incoming trucks, trains, buses, containers, personal vehicles, and pedestrians entering the United States through land ports and ferry crossings on the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border. Border-crossing data from 1995 to 2008 can be found on the BTS website at http://www.transtats.bts.gov/BorderCrossing.aspx or http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Fields.asp?Table_ID=1358