Table 6-5a Top Land Freight Crossing Ports, Canadian-U.S. Border: 1996

Table 6-5a
Top Land Freight Crossing Ports, Canadian-U.S. Border: 1996

(Thousands of truck or train crossings)

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Port name Northbound Southbound Total
Truck      
Canadian-U.S. border, total 5,465 5,405 10,870
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. C 1,332 U
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge C N N
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel 137 N N
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. 1,028 996 2,024
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. 601 N N
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. 427 N N
Queenston Bridge 419 N N
Rainbow Bridge N N N
Whirlpool Bridge 8 N N
Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont. 547 636 1,183
Blaine, WA/Douglas and Pacific Highway, B.C. 392 402 794
Blaine, WA/Douglas, B.C. N N N
Blaine, WA/Pacific Highway, B.C. 392 N N
Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle (Routes 15, 221,223), Que. 313 279 592
Champlain, NY/Lacolle Route 15, Que. 305 N N
Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle Routes 221 and 223, Que. 9 N N
Rail (number of trains)      
Canadian-U.S. border, total C 31 U
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. C 4 N
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge C N N
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel C N N
Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont. C 4 N
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/  Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. C 4 N
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. C N N
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. C N N
Queenston Bridge C N N
Rainbow Bridge C N N
Whirlpool Bridge C N N
International Falls-Rainer, MN/Fort Frances, Ont. C 3 N
Warroad, MN/Sprague, Man. C 3 N

KEY: C = Data are confidential. N = Data are nonexistent. U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES

Truck: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles.

Rail: Data on the number of rail cars was not available for all ports on the U.S.-Canadian border. The number of trains has been used instead. Table 6-5b does contain data for the number of rail cars on the U.S.-Mexican border.

SOURCES

Northbound

Statistics Canada. Culture, Tourism and the Center for Education Statistics Division. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Southbound

U.S. Department of Treasury. U.S. Customs Service. Office of Field Operations. Operations Management Database. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).