Table 9-2b Top Land Passenger Ports, Mexican-U.S. Border: 1996

Table 9-2b
Top Land Passenger Ports, Mexican-U.S. Border: 1996

(Thousands of vehicles or passengers/pedestrians)

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Port name Northbound Southbound Total
Personal vehicles      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 75,589 N N
San Ysidro/Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 17,160 N  N 
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 15,096 5,092 U 
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 6,793 7,675 14,468
Calexico, CA/Mexicali, B.C. 6,139 N  N 
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 6,074 5,830 11,904
Passengers in personal vehicles      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 203,999 N N 
San Ysidro/Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 42,864 N  N 
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 41,483 N  N 
Hildago, TX/Río Bravo, Tamps. 19,221 N  N 
Calexico, CA/Mexicali, B.C. 18,296 N  N 
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 16,932 N  N 
Busesa      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 208,468 N N
San Ysidro/Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 112,276 N  N 
Hildago, TX/Río Bravo, Tamps. 36,900 N  N 
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 25,498 N  N 
Del Rio, TX/Villa Acuña, Coah. 7,062 N  N 
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 5,570 N  N 
Passengers on busesa      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 2,755 N N
San Ysidro/Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 1,095 N  N 
Hildago, TX/Río Bravo, Tamps. 738 N  N 
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. 531 N  N 
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 111 N  N 
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 106 N  N 
Pedestrians      
Mexico-U.S. border, total 42,541 N N
San Ysidro/Otay Mesa, CA/Tijuana, B.C. 9,393 N  N 
Calexico, CA/Mexicali, B.C. 7,374 N  N 
Nogales, AZ/Nogales, Son. 4,417 N  N 
El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. 4,405 4,615 9,021
Brownsville, TX/Matamoros, Tamps. 3,801 3,157 6,958

aIncludes charter, intercity and school buses.

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

NOTE: Personal vehicles and pedestrians, El Paso, TX/Ciudad Juárez, Chih. Northbound data are based on all El Paso entry crossings. Southbound data are based on a subset of these crossings.

SOURCES

Northbound

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

Southbound

Data compiled by Texas A&M International University, Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development based on original data from bridge operators. Web site: www.tamiu.edu/coba/txcntr/