Personal Vehicle Crossings

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Northbound

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

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Note: Graphs depict a 6 period moving average. The most recent observation is December 2018. Please source appropriately if graphs or data are used. Additional data may be provided upon request.

X pv nb total month 2000

  • Total crossings include Standard, READY and Dedicated Commuter Lanes (DCL also known as SENTRI).
  • Northbound personal vehicle crossings continue below pre-9-11 levels but have witnessed an upward trend since 2012.
  • In 2018, total monthly average crossings are 1,089,500 (36,317 daily).

 

X pv nb month 2000

  • Figure includes Standard, READY and DCL vehicles except at Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) where there is no DCL.
  • BOTA experienced a substantial decrease of vehicle crossings from the mid-2000s to the end of the Great Recession.
  • Ysleta-Zaragoza Bridge (Ysleta) is capturing more vehicle traffic (36% percent in 2018) as regional population expands east.

 

X pvnondcl nb month 2000

  • Figure includes Standard and READY vehicles (no DCL at BOTA).
  • In 2018, BOTA accounts for 39 percent of Standard and READY vehicles.

 

X pvdcl nb month 2000

  • Ysleta DCL is growing more rapidly than Stanton DCL.
  • In 2018, Ysleta DCL monthly average crossings are 101,684 (3,389 daily).
  • Stanton DCL 2018 monthly average crossings are 113,817 (3,794 daily).

 

Southbound

Source: City of El Paso International Bridges Department.

Note: Graph depicts a 6 period moving average. The most recent observation is December 2018. Please source appropriately if graph or data are used. Additional data may be provided upon request.

X pv sb month 2000

  • BOTA southbound crossings do not represent actual counts, rather, an estimate of personal vehicle crossings that assumes that northbound and southbound crossing volumes are equal.
  • Most southbound vehicle traffic uses the BOTA (non-tolled) bridge. Volumes at Ysleta and Stanton remain steady over time.
  • Ysleta 2018 monthly average is 221,915 (7,397 daily).
  • In 2018, Stanton monthly average is 90,203 (3,007 daily).
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