TABLE 1-2-15 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2008

TABLE 1-2-15 - Average Daytime Wait Times for Commercial Vehicles at Selected U.S. Surface Border Gateways: 2003-2008

Excel | CSV

Minutes

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
United StatesCanada border            
Port Huron-Bluewater Bridge, MI 19.5 19.2 7.8 9.9 13.0 8.1
Blaine-Pacific Highway, WA 7.5 11.9 11.6 10.6 9.6 7.3
Calais-Ferry Point, ME 2.7 2.2 2.3 5.0 7.5 3.7
Sweetgrass, MT 6.3 3.8 6.1 6.5 8.4 8.0
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, MI 2.3 3.4 2.8 3.7 7.3 7.4
Detroit-Ambassador Bridge, MI 16.5 10.8 2.0 3.6 6.2 6.0
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 0.4 2.6 2.6 5.4 4.2 3.6
Pembina, ND 2.4 3.6 4.1 7.0 4.7 4.1
Sumas, WA 3.4 3.8 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.0
Houlton, ME 3.7 3.1 1.4 2.0 4.7 2.5
Highgate Springs, VT 1.7 3.9 3.0 5.5 3.4 1.3
Derby Line, VT 3.2 5.6 3.2 2.2 3.1 0.8
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Peace Bridge, NY 13.3 8.5 2.9 1.3 1.5 0.9
Champlain, NY 4.5 8.3 3.9 8.7 0.8 0.3
Jackman, ME 0.1 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.3
Buffalo/Niagara Falls-Lewiston Bridge, NY 11.0 3.0 0.7 1.9 0.5 1.2
Average 5.5 5.3 3.4 4.6 4.6 3.2

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
United States-Mexico border            
Otay Mesa, CA 16.5 18.0 26.9 48.0 41.4 20.2
Laredo-World Trade Bridge, TX 14.3 24.9 25.6 34.5 38.7 27.2
Nogales-Mariposa, AZ 16.6 24.1 23.5 29.4 21.2 22.2
Calexico-East, CA 10.7 7.1 9.1 27.9 22.1 16.4
Hidalgo/Pharr, Pharr, TX 7.9 7.5 11.7 18.3 15.5 13.9
El Paso-Ysleta, TX 13.5 17.0 16.5 11.8 20.4 11.4
Laredo-Colombia Solidarity, TX 3.5 4.7 7.0 12.5 13.4 6.5
Progreso, TX 2.0 1.3 3.1 10.1 18.0 21.6
Brownsville-Veterans International, TX 11.1 10.2 7.8 10.3 11.2 10.9
El Paso-Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), TX 8.6 8.7 13.5 15.4 9.3 9.1
Del Rio, TX 5.4 2.8 2.3 4.2 6.5 4.7
Tecate, CA 8.9 14.2 10.7 24.3 8.2 5.9
Brownsville-Los Indios, TX 1.2 1.4 1.2 2.0 2.5 2.1
Santa Teresa, NM 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 2.1 0.6
Rio Grande City, TX 3.1 2.5 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.0
Presidio, TX 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.2
Eagle PassBridge I, TX 2.0 1.1 5.0 U U U
Average 6.2 7.1 8.3 13.3 13.4 10.0

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

NOTES: 2003 data are for October through December 2003 only. 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. 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.