Table 1-49: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings

Table 1-49: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings

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Truck 2002
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,426,593
Total top 5 gateways 3,544,815
Laredo, TX 1,441,653
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 731,291
El Paso, TX 705,199
Hidalgo, TX 390,282
Calexico East, CA 276,390
Truck 2003
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,238,045
Total top 5 gateways 3,378,199
Laredo, TX 1,354,229
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 697,152
El Paso, TX 659,614
Hidalgo, TX 406,064
Calexico East, CA 261,140
Truck 2004
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,503,688
Total top 5 gateways 3,604,137
Laredo, TX 1,391,850
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 726,164
El Paso, TX 719,545
Hidalgo, TX 454,351
Calexico East, CA 312,227
Truck 2005
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,675,897
Total top 5 gateways 3,737,803
Laredo, TX 1,455,607
El Paso, TX 740,654
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 730,253
Hidalgo, TX 491,077
Calexico East, CA 320,212
Rail 2002
Total U.S.-Mexican border 602,322
Total top 5 gateways 591,255
Laredo, TX 296,782
Eagle Pass, TX 98,236
Brownsville, TX 96,591
Nogales, AZ 52,236
El Paso, TX 47,410
Rail 2003
Total U.S.-Mexican border 607,475
Total top 5 gateways 596,773
Laredo, TX 313,244
Brownsville, TX 98,622
Eagle Pass, TX 88,329
El Paso, TX 50,893
Nogales, AZ 45,685
Rail 2004
Total U.S.-Mexican border 675,305
Total top 5 gateways 660,214
Laredo, TX 317,061
El Paso, TX 110,992
Brownsville, TX 97,803
Eagle Pass, TX 87,459
Nogales, AZ 46,899
Rail 2005
Total U.S.-Mexican border 728,559
Total top 5 gateways 710,238
Laredo, TX 316,402
El Paso, TX 143,741
Brownsville, TX 105,175
Eagle Pass, TX 98,089
Nogales, AZ 46,831

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, October 2006. 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: 2006).