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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Border Traffic Rises Above Near-Depression Levels---Barely

Here are the numbers that DRIC-ites will gloat over.

Here are some other numbers that they will conveniently forget to mention as well

From the Bridge Co. Press Release:
  • Although increases are reported over 2009, remember that economic activity was severely depressed then because of the global crisis. Compared with 2008, the 2010 traffic volume is down considerably. Ambassador Bridge traffic during the first four months of 2010 is 43 percent lower overall compared with the same period of 2000 (car traffic down 50 percent, truck traffic down 28 percent).

  • 1—Traffic in the first four months of 2010 continued to improve from the same period last year, when the global economic meltdown was under way.
    2—However, January through April 2010 traffic is down 10 percent overall from the same period of 2008. (Cars down 6 percent, trucks down 15 percent).
    3—The Bridge Co. is still on a pace to have its second-worst annual traffic volume in the last decade.
    4—Traffic for the first four months of 2010 is down 43 percent overall compared with the same period of 2000. (Cars down 50 percent, trucks down 28 percent).
    5—All border crossings are seeing similar trends.