Cargo Truck Crossings

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Northbound

Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, compiled by City of El Paso International Bridges Department.

Note: Click inside graphs to expand.

  • Region Total crossings include Ysleta-Zaragoza, Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), Tornillo, and Santa Teresa.

  • El Paso Total crossings include Ysleta-Zaragoza and Bridge of the Americas (BOTA).

Notes:

  • Graphs depict a 6 period moving average; include Standard and FAST, laden and empty trucks.
  • Cargo operation days are Monday through Saturday (or approximately 26 days per month) for Ysleta-Zaragoza (Ysleta) and Monday through Friday at Bridge of the Americas (BOTA), Tornillo, and Santa Teresa.
  • On August 7, 2023, CBP initiated the processing of commercial traffic at the Marcelino Serna port of entry (best known as Tornillo). Although the cargo lot had initially opened in March 2016, trade operations were temporarily suspended in May 2017 due to limited traffic.
  • P3 is a reimbursable program that allows the City of El Paso to pay for Customs and Border Protection overtime, ensuring all lanes of City-owned ports are staffed during peak hours in an effort to reduce wait times.
  • The most recent observation is November 2023. Please source appropriately if graphs or data are used. Additional data may be provided upon request.

 

Southbound

Source: City of El Paso International Bridges Department.

Notes:

  • Graph depicts a 6 period moving average; includes laden and empty trucks.
  • Cargo operation days are Monday through Saturday (or approximately 26 days per month).
  • BOTA southbound crossings do not represent actual counts, rather, an estimate that assumes that total El Paso northbound and total El Paso southbound crossing volumes are equal.
  • P3 is a reimbursable program that allows the City of El Paso to pay for Customs and Border Protection overtime, ensuring all lanes of City-owned ports are staffed during peak hours in an effort to reduce wait times.
  • Paisano Dr. Closure refers to all access removal from Paisano Dr. to BOTA, that began on 11/09/2020, as part of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) I-10 Connect project.
  • The most recent observation is January 2024. Please source appropriately if graph or data are used. Additional data may be provided upon request.

  Page last updated on 02/05/2024

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El Paso International Bridges
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