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No reduction in full-fare passenger car crossings this month

But, number of crossings overall are still dropping
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Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Traffic Building at the Canadian border crossing of the Sault Ste. Marie Internal Bridge. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

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 150,784 for the month of August 2017. This figure represents a decrease of 1.1 per cent, a difference of 1,664 crossings as compared to August, 2016.

An analysis of traffic statistics for the month reveals the following:

Vehicle Classification

One-Way Crossings

Change from August 2016

Percent of Total Crossings

Full-Fare Passenger Cars:

71,679

0.0%

47.5%

Commuter Fare:

61,794

-4.7%

41.0%

Car Pulling Trailers:

9,610

15.6%

6.4%

Commercial Trucks:

7,701

1.3%

5.1%

Totals:

150,784

-1.1%

100.0%

The International Bridge has processed 99.4 million vehicles and is forecast to exceed the major milestone of 100 million bridge crossings in January of 2018.

The International Bridge self-funds operations with toll revenue. Operations include the bridge structure, the Bridge Authority plaza, all maintenance facilities, and all ongoing building support costs and maintenance for the Canada Border Services Agency facility.

As for the construction of the Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project, it is a Canadian capital project which is financed separately by The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL), through the Canadian Gateways and Border Crossings Fund.

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