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Table 1-49: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 1-49: U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Truck or Railcar Crossings

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Truck 2001
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,304,959
Total top 5 gateways 3,398,053
Laredo, TX 1,403,914
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 708,446
El Paso, TX 660,583
Hidalgo, TX 368,395
Calexico East, CA 256,715
Truck 2002
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,426,593
Total top 5 gateways 3,544,815
Laredo, TX 1,441,653
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 731,291
El Paso, TX 705,199
Hidalgo, TX 390,282
Calexico East, CA 276,390
Truck 2003
Total U.S.-Mexican border 4,238,045
Total top 5 gateways 3,378,199
Laredo, TX 1,354,229
Otay Mesa/San Ysidro, CA 697,152
El Paso, TX 659,614
Hidalgo, TX 406,064
Calexico East, CA 261,140
Rail 2001
Total U.S.-Mexican border 582,652
Total top 5 gateways 572,034
Laredo, TX 273,935
Brownsville, TX 101,787
Eagle Pass, TX 93,108
Nogales, AZ 58,667
El Paso, TX 44,537
Rail 2002
Total U.S.-Mexican border 602,322
Total top 5 gateways 591,255
Laredo, TX 296,782
Eagle Pass, TX 98,236
Brownsville, TX 96,591
Nogales, AZ 52,236
El Paso, TX 47,410
Rail 2003
Total U.S.-Mexican border 607,475
Total top 5 gateways 596,773
Laredo, TX 313,244
Brownsville, TX 98,622
Eagle Pass, TX 88,329
El Paso, TX 50,893
Nogales, AZ 45,685


Truck: Data represent the number of truck crossings, not the number of unique vehicles. Data are for both loaded and empty trucks.

Rail: Data includes both loaded and unloaded railcars.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, special tabulation, July 2004. Based on the following primary data source: U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Field Operations, Operations Management Database, special tabulation (Washington, DC: 2003).