Traffic Through U.S. Customs Shows Slight Decrease From 2011

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 By Marla Hoffman

 According to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, there has been a slight decrease in the number of vehicles passing through U.S. Customs in the past four months compared to the same time frame in 2011.

In August and October 2,771 more vehicles passed through U.S. customs, compared to the numbers reported from those months in 2011. In July and September, 6,901 fewer vehicles passed through U.S. customs compared to the numbers reported from those months in 2011.

These figures have been compiled from reports from Ferry Point, Milltown and International Avenue border crossings.

In July, August, September and October of this year, International Avenue saw increases in commercial traffic, while non-commercial traffic decreased at that crossing in all four months.

The Ferry Point Bridge crossing saw a decrease in traffic in every month but October, which saw an increase of 5,544 more vehicles.

The Milltown crossing also saw a decrease in every month except for August, which saw an increase of 3,829 more vehicles.

In total, 462,788 passed through customs in 2011 and 458,658 passed through in 2012.