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Freight Facts and Figures 2012

Table 3-18. Average Truck Transit Times at Selected U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings: 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation also measures transit times from Mexico to the Unites States at the Bridge of the Americas and the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. The data are collected using radio frequency identification technology installed at the start of the crossing (typically the end of the queue) and at the vehicle safety inspection station exit (the end of the crossing trip). Vehicle identification information is anonymously collected and time-stamped at each reader station, and travel time is calculated between the reader stations.

Table in Excel format

Month Bridge of the Americas - El Paso, Texas (minutes) Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge - Pharr, Texas (minutes)
January 55 57
February 48 66
March 64 73
April 60 65
May 57 63
June 45 60
July 47 52
August 40 53
September 40 47
October 49 50
November 46 58
December 49 52


U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office; and Texas Department of Transportation, 2012.


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