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Freight Facts and Figures 2013

Table 3-21. Average Truck Transit Times at Selected U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings: 2012

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 3-21

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Month Bridge of the Americas - El Paso, Texas (minutes) Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge - Pharr, Texas (minutes)
January 53 60
February 47 63
March 54 62
April 57 56
May 45 48
June 46 43
July 48 43
August 44 45
September 42 45
October 42 55
November 47 55
December NA NA


NA = not available.


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, 2013.


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