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Fewer freight trains, more passengers crossed U.S. borders in '08, BTS data shows
Truck crossings in 2008 totaled 10.8 million, down 6 percent year over year. Loaded rail containers fell from 1.75 million in 2007 to 1.3 million.
However, the number of train passengers crossing the borders increased from 2007’s 253,552 to 260,609.
To access more of BTS’ border-crossing data, including information from 1995 to 2008, log onto http://www.transtats.bts.gov/BorderCrossing.aspx.
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