Figure 6 - Incoming Person Crossing Index at the Mexican Border by Mode, 2000-2009

Figure 6 - Incoming Person Crossing Index at the Mexican Border by Mode, 2000-2009

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(Index = 2000)

Year Truck Personal Vehicle Train Bus Pedestrian Total
2000 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
2001 0.95 0.87 1.04 0.97 1.09 0.91
2002 0.98 0.83 0.83 1.13 1.07 0.87
2003 0.94 0.81 0.66 1.08 1.03 0.85
2004 1.00 0.80 0.69 0.98 1.02 0.84
2005 1.03 0.78 0.98 0.91 0.97 0.81
2006 1.05 0.75 1.18 0.92 0.98 0.79
2007 1.08 0.69 1.12 0.98 1.05 0.75
2008 1.08 0.66 1.21 1.00 0.95 0.72
2009 0.95 0.59 0.23 0.70 0.88 0.64

NOTE: "Total" includes total person crossings (e.g. by all modes) into the United States from Mexico.
In 2009, there were no incoming rail passengers or crew entering the United States from Mexico through the land border ports in Texas. Mexican crews on U.S. bound freight trains currently do not cross the border into the United States or go through U.S. Customs processing.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Border Crossing/Entry Database; based on data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, OMR database, August 2010