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Bridge traffic still climbing

Monday, December 09, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE ADMINISTRATION

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The International Bridge Administration today announced that one-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie totaled 161,876 for the month of November 2013.

This represents a decrease of 1.3% as compared to November 2012.

Traffic statistics for the month are as follows:

Vehicle Classification

One-Way Crossings

Change from November 2012

Percent of Total Crossings

Full-Fare Passenger Cars:

64,573

-3.4%

39.9%

Commuter Fare:

88,984

0.9%

55.0%

Car Pulling Trailers

1,218

-4.2%

0.8%

Commercial Trucks:

7,101

-6.9%

4.3%

Totals:

161,876

-1.3%

100.0%

       

Traffic for calendar year 2013 has totaled 1,936,333 vehicles; this represents an increase of 1.9% as compared to 2012. 

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habfan 12/9/2013 12:14:55 PM Report

If traffic is steadly increaseing. One question. Why must the cost to cross keep going up? If it stays lower it helps Americans and Canadians
harry dick 12/9/2013 12:31:39 PM Report

Personally, I believe the reason the traffic on the bridge keeps increasing is that more people every day are realizing the savings on a gallon of gasoline is reaching $1.70 a gallon right now. There are also a lot of savings on Christmas presents and a lot more things in the U.S . The government of Canada doesn't care because most people in the country are too far away from a border crossing to make the trip profitable. We on the other hand are lucky that we do have this outlet in which to use when needed.
tba 12/9/2013 12:37:09 PM Report

Hey habfan,
The bridge operates like any business!
It needs increased revenue annually,by way of increased crossings, or increased bridge fares, or both!
If you are an employee of some company here,
Were your wages fixed....or were there raises from time to time.
Costs always go up......with the exception of
Electronic devices.They thrive on volume,and
Chinese automation,labour,low production costs.

If the Chinese did not supply Sam Walton's stores
With less expensive product,you and I would have
Had much less buying power,for our hard earned
Dollars.
Sure....it cost the labour jobs lost as a result,but our work force was re-educated to do other things
Instead, to earn a living,just like the blacksmith had to discard his anvil!
crashed13 12/10/2013 8:07:19 AM Report

bridge traffic Climbing?

Then what's with a minus signs next to 2012 figures of last year?

Would that mean a decrease?
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