TABLE 1-2-14 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Private Passenger Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2008

TABLE 1-2-14 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Private Passenger Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2008

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  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
United StatesCanada border            
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 3.3 5.4 6.6 9.6 15.1 14.5
Blaine-Peace Arch, WA 4.9 8.0 8.0 10.9 14.5 16.4
Sumas, WA 2.7 3.3 3.0 5.6 9.5 9.3
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 3.1 5.0 3.5 5.8 10.3 8.6
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 2.7 2.1 2.4 5.0 7.5 3.7
Highgate Springs, VT 1.2 1.9 2.2 4.5 6.2 3.2
Champlain, NY 1.9 4.7 4.1 6.3 6.2 3.1
Sweetgrass, MT 2.6 2.9 3.7 3.7 5.3 5.7
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 2.1 2.2 2.0 5.8 8.1 7.9
Derby Line, VT 0.6 0.5 0.3 1.3 3.8 0.8
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 7.0 4.2 1.7 3.6 4.2 3.9
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 3.6 4.1 3.1 4.1 7.4 8.0
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 1.0 3.8 3.5 5.7 4.2 3.8
Pembina, ND 0.8 2.2 1.4 2.0 3.1 2.6
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Rainbow Bridge, NY 3.2 3.1 0.3 1.0 1.8 1.3
Jackman, ME 0.1 1.3 1.9 1.3 1.8 0.5
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 5.3 2.8 0.3 0.8 1.4 1.5
Average 2.4 2.9 2.4 4.0 5.8 4.9

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
United States-Mexico border            
San Ysidro, CA 28.2 28.3 34.1 41.7 43.5 50.2
Calexico-West, CA 23.2 20.5 30.0 35.8 42.6 44.8
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 19.6 17.6 11.8 23.2 36.3 27.4
Otay Mesa, CA 19.7 18.8 27.0 33.5 34.1 32.8
Nogales-Deconcini, AZ 23.4 22.1 20.0 25.0 27.9 24.7
El Paso-Paso Del Norte (PDN), TX 14.6 11.9 7.6 15.6 31.2 26.1
San Luis, AZ 19.4 14.7 16.8 34.1 36.5 39.9
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 29.2 25.2 22.0 29.9 32.8 32.4
Laredo-Bridge II, TX 13.6 13.1 12.8 18.5 25.2 24.8
Calexico-East, CA 14.9 14.0 21.2 25.3 31.7 30.4
Laredo-Bridge I, TX 10.9 12.4 15.6 18.1 22.4 19.8
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 13.7 12.6 9.6 15.9 24.4 18.8
Hidalgo/Pharr-Hidalgo, TX 15.6 11.4 13.8 17.4 21.5 16.7
Brownsville-B&M, TX 8.2 7.0 8.1 10.9 19.7 20.0
Brownsville-Gateway, TX 8.6 7.0 7.9 10.4 17.7 16.9
Andrade, CA 10.2 6.3 7.0 17.4 21.1 26.2
Douglas, AZ 9.7 7.3 5.5 8.2 14.4 13.3
Hidalgo/Pharr-Pharr, TX 12.7 9.4 10.0 14.2 18.8 12.6
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 10.2 8.2 7.8 11.0 20.5 19.7
Tecate, CA 17.6 17.7 18.2 25.1 21.1 18.3
Progreso, TX 3.3 3.3 3.9 6.7 11.8 9.1
Eagle Pass-Bridge I, TX 7.1 6.2 8.2 12.6 14.8 11.1
Del Rio, TX 9.3 6.5 5.1 6.7 9.8 9.0
Eagle Pass-Bridge II, TX 5.2 3.9 4.6 8.8 10.0 6.6
Presidio, TX 0.5 0.2 0.2 2.6 8.3 7.8
Roma, TX 2.9 2.6 3.8 5.4 7.4 6.7
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 4.4 3.7 3.7 5.2 9.6 8.4
Santa Teresa, NM 4.1 0.8 0.1 1.6 8.6 6.7
Rio Grande City, TX 4.1 3.1 5.9 7.7 7.6 7.7
Average 11.0 9.6 10.4 15.0 19.5 18.1

NOTES: 2003 data is for October through December 2003 only. Wait times for private 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.The Department of Homeland Security has used a new methodology in estimating the average daytime wait times. The averages were calculated by taking the hourly recorded wait time (during hours of operation) and averaging these times for each port/crossing for the calendar year. The yearly average is calculated by taking the hourly recorded wait time (during hours of operation) and averaging these times for each calendar year. These data are not comparable with data from previous editions.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, personal communication, December 2009.