Pharr Bridge International Breaks its All-Time Record for Crossings in January 2017, Increases Continue
PHARR, TX – Pharr International Bridge has broken its all time record for total number of southbound crossings. January marked the auspicious occasion for the international point of entry, with the city’s Mayor, Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and other city leaders ready to celebrate at the scene.
"Our bridge continues to be a valuable asset to Pharr, to our region, to our country, and to our neighbors, as shown by the steady and continued increase in crossings," said Mayor Hernandez, in a press release from the Pharr International Bridge. "Here in Pharr, we are constantly working toward decreasing bridge wait times and have made great strides to improve the infrastructure, facilities, and processes at the bridge to get our trucks, vehicles, and goods crossing quickly, safely, and efficiently."
In January, total southbound truck crossings reached 47,660—an increase of 3,727, 8.48% up from the same period a year prior. This was the highest number of crossings ever recorded at the bridge in one month according to data from the Bridge’s monthly Crossings and Revenue report.
The bridge has seen a steady increase in monthly crossing numbers this year, and year-to-date totals are up, as well. Total crossings by both cars and trucks were up 8,327 (7.6%)—from 109,573 in January 2016 to 117,900 last month.
Year-to-date totals for FY 16-17 (October to January) were 469,164—up 20,539 (4.58%) from the same period a year prior. And total year-to-date revenue increased by $196,471 (4.61%) compared with the same four-month period last fiscal year.
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