2021 Data Digest

Passenger traffic has dropped 81 percent across the Cascade Gateway.

As seen in the national data, traffic volumes have been dramatically impacted by the border travel restrictions. Each crossing saw a 75-85% drop in passenger vehicles each direction. And commercial traffic dropped 5% in response to the pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn.

The largest drop in commercial vehicles was at Point Roberts/Boundary Bay, with a 67% reduction in truck volumes.

The exchange rate wasn’t a factor in cross-border volumes.

Since the exchange rate average remained the same in 2019 and 2020, the drop in traffic clearly wasn’t related to higher exchange rates.

NEXUS was not used in 2020.

The numbers used in this chart are from 2019, since the closure of the borders to all but essential travel also stopped operation of the NEXUS program.