TABLE C-7 Average Daytime Wait Times for Commerical Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003 and 2004

TABLE C-7 Average Daytime Wait Times for Commerical Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003 and 2004

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  2003 2004
United States-Canada border    
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 26.8 25.2
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 18.7 15.0
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 16.1 14.8
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 10.0 12.5
Champlain, NY 3.7 11.6
Sumas, WA 11.0 7.6
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 12.1 7.2
Sweetgrass, MT 4.8 6.8
Derby Line, VT 6.1 5.6
Pembina, ND 5.6 5.4
Houlton, ME 3.3 5.3
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 6.7 5.1
Highgate Springs, VT 4.5 4.6
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 3.6 4.0
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 14.7 3.9
Jackman, ME 1.3 1.3
Average 9.3 8.5
United States-Mexico border    
Laredo-World Trade Bridge, TX 17.2 20.5
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 10.4 18.2
Otay Mesa, CA 15.9 15.5
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 8.3 11.0
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 8.8 10.0
Hidalgo/Pharr, Pharr, TX 7.8 8.8
Calexico-East, CA 7.9 6.6
Tecate, CA 5.0 6.1
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 6.1 5.9
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity, TX 4.9 3.7
Del Rio, TX 3.0 2.6
Rio Grande City, TX 3.1 2.5
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 1.5 1.3
Santa Teresa, NM 1.4 1.1
Progreso, TX 0.7 0.8
Presidio, TX 1.6 0.5
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 1.6 U
Average 6.2 7.3

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

NOTES: Wait times for commercial vehicles are recorded hourly. Daytime hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.) are generally the busiest portion of the day and are representative of typical delays encountered by the majority of vehicles. Wait times can, however, vary considerably by crossing, time of day, and day of the week, and the actual delays that occur on occasion may be substantially longer than the averages represented above.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, personal communication, April 2005.