2019 VEHICLE VOLUMES
Traffic has decreased by 4% since 2018
Between 2018 and 2019, passenger vehicle traffic decreased 4 percent overall across the Cascade Gateway. 2019 volumes are 20 percent lower than they were five years ago in 2014.
Commercial vehicles remain steady with a 1 percent decrease in volume between 2018 and 2019, and a 1 percent decrease since 2014.
Nearly 50% of all vehicles crossing the border between Blaine and Surrey use NEXUS
The Cascade Gateway region has always had a high mode share with trusted traveler programs. This has continued to grow. In 2019 we see the highest percentage yet, with over 53 percent of vehicles using the NEXUS lane at Peace Arch southbound in 2019, and 50 percent using the lane northbound.
EXCHANGE RATE VS. VOLUME
The exchange rate influences cross-border volume
Although the U.S. – Canadian exchange rate is not the only factor influencing volume changes at the Cascade Gateway border crossings, it does appear to influence some travelers, especially when the U.S. and Canadian dollars are close to par.