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Border truck traffic on the rise

TORONTO, Ont. - Truck traffic heading across the international border continues to outpace growth in cars and buses, according to June statistics from the U.S.-Canada Bridge and Tunnel Operators' Asso...


TORONTO, Ont. – Truck traffic heading across the international border continues to outpace growth in cars and buses, according to June statistics from the U.S.-Canada Bridge and Tunnel Operators’ Association.

As of June this year, 4.46 million trucks had used the 11 member crossings, accounting for a 6.61 per cent increase (276,722 additional trucks) over the same period in 1999.

That compares to car traffic, which is up 1.46 per cent (294,919 additional cars), and a 3.54 per cent increase in bus and miscellaneous traffic (5,301 extra vehicles).

Outpacing the average growth in truck traffic is the recently twinned Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ont., where truck traffic is up 9.55 per cent over the same period in 1999; the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, where truck traffic is up 9.2 per cent; and the Thousand Islands Bridge, where truck and bus traffic is up 12.36 per cent.n


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