Table 1-48: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings, 2000-2001

Table 1-48: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings, 2000-2001

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Truck 2000
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,525,579
Total top 5 gateways 3,575,207
Laredo, TX 1,493,073
El Paso, TX 720,406
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 688,340
Hidalgo, TX 374,150
Brownsville, TX 299,238

 

Truck 2001
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,304,959
Total top 5 gateways 3,398,053
Laredo, TX 1,403,914
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 708,446
El Paso, TX 660,583
Hidalgo, TX 368,395
Calexico East, CA 256,715

 

Rail 2000
Total U.S.-Mexican border 571,825
Total top 5 gateways 562,710
Laredo, TX 243,369
Brownsville, TX 139,803
Eagle Pass, TX 94,113
Nogales, AZ 50,602
El Paso, TX 34,823

 

Rail 2001
Total U.S.-Mexican border 582,652
Total top 5 gateways 572,034
Laredo, TX 273,935
Brownsville, TX 101,787
Eagle Pass, TX 93,108
Nogales, AZ 58,667
El Paso, TX 44,537

NOTES

Truck: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles. Data are for both loaded and empty trucks.

Rail: Data includes both loaded and unloaded railcars.

SOURCE 

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, August 2002. Based on the following primary data source: U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Field Operations, Operations Management Database, special tabulation (Washington, DC: 2001).