Table 3.3 Land Border Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: Passenger and Personal Vehicle Crossings: 2000–2004

Table 3.3
Land Border Crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico: Passenger and Personal Vehicle Crossings: 2000–2004

(Thousands of crossings)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
FROM CANADA          
Total, passenger crossings 95,775 80,431 74,536 67,089 69,789
By train 270 254 255 235 223
By bus 4,873 4,456 4,213 3,780 3,891
On foot (pedestrian) 585 750 1,082 937 826
By personal vehicle 90,047 74,971 68,987 62,137 64,848
Total, personal vehicle crossings 36,915 34,308 32,545 30,245 30,636
FROM MEXICO          
Total, passenger crossings 290,368 263,993 253,240 246,121 242,422
By train 18 19 15 12 13
By bus 3,466 3,367 3,926 3,747 3,389
On foot (pedestrian) 47,090 51,501 50,278 48,664 48,084
By personal vehicle 239,795 209,106 199,021 193,697 190,937
Total, personal vehicle crossings 91,157 89,527 89,849 88,068 91,134

NOTES: The data in this table are not comparable to data in tables 1-1, 1-3, 1-4, 3-1 and 3-2. The data in this table do not distinguish between same-day and overnight travel, include passengers regardless of country of residency, and cover land crossings only.

Passengers in trains includes both passengers and crew arriving by train and requiring U.S. Customs processing. Passengers in buses includes persons arriving by bus requiring U.S. Customs processing. Pedestrian crossings include persons arriving on foot or by certain conveyances (e.g., bicycles, mopeds, or wheel chairs) requiring U.S. Customs processing. Passengers in personal vehicles (privately owned vehicles) includes persons arriving by private automobile, pick-up truck, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, taxi, ambulance, hearse, tractor, snow-mobile, and other motorized private ground vehicle; data also include the driver. Personal vehicle crossings include automobiles, minivans, sports utility vehicles, and pickups.

Air and water data are not included.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, July 2005; based on data from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Management Reporting, Data Warehouse CD-ROM, May 2005.