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International Bridge traffic continues to increase

Thursday, January 02, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff
NEWS RELEASE
 
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE AUTHORITY
 
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The International Bridge Administration today announced that one-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie totaled 168,125 for the month of December 2013.
 
This represents a decrease of 0.8% as compared to December 2012.
 
Traffic statistics for the month are as follows:
 
 
Vehicle Classification
One-Way Crossings
Change from December 2012
Percent of Total Crossings
Full-Fare Passenger Cars:
69,156
-4.5%
41.1%
Commuter Fare:
91,726
2.6%
54.6%
Car Pulling Trailers
891
-8.3%
0.5%
Commercial Trucks:
6,352
-5.7%
3.8%
Totals:
168,125
-0.8%
100.0%
 
 
 
 
Traffic for calendar year 2013 has totaled 2,104,458 vehicles; this represents an increase of 1.6% as compared to 2012. 

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harry dick 1/2/2014 3:36:00 PM Report

There s an easy answer the increase in commuter traffic. Gasoline prices in Sault Saint Marie Michigan are close to $2.00 a gallon cheaper than in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario , when the extra 1/5 of a gallon is added and the exchange is calculated . In southern Ontario , gas prices are $1.18 a liter. In the Soo they are $1.33 a liter. There are also big savings to be had at the Soo Mich. Walmart compared to our Walmart. There are savings on big ticket items also. Gasoline is reaching very outrages prices for smaller centres in Ontario compared to larger centres. People are looking to save some money on gasoline and other items .
If our Premier goes through with her talks about raising the gasoline tax and raising the province's portion of the H.S.T. to pay for more subways in Toronto , there will be even more people crossing this bridge to save money.
thera 1/2/2014 3:53:00 PM Report

Yup, I've been going across for gas for about 1 1/2 years. Probably saving $20-30 every time...
Leftheel 1/2/2014 3:57:36 PM Report

Absolutely, save $45.00 in gas every 2 weeks. Not to mention paying only $12 for half a case of beer. I pay too much in taxes already to be making the sacrifice of paying more at the pumps. Golf is a lot cheaper for better courses in the summer too.
rcssm69 1/2/2014 4:35:00 PM Report

Amen to that!
You will always spot me over there carrying a 12-pack of beer, 2 gallons of milk, a turkey or two and a 5-gallon gas can under my arms while filling my truck!!!
If it weren't for Soo, Mich, I don't think we'd be living a half-decent life!!!
Alystr 1/2/2014 11:41:12 PM Report

Yep Amen to these comments. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure the obvious out. Canada is hurting at border towns.
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