4/12/2011 2:20:00 PM
Truck traffic crossing the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, slipped 1.4% in March from a year ago, the company that runs the bridge said Tuesday.
Truck trips totaled 242,765 for the month, compared with 246,234 a year ago, the Detroit International Bridge Co. said in a statement.
Crossings were up 24.2% from the recession-level 195,434 of two years ago, but despite that increase, truck traffic is 28% below the pre-9/11 level of 335,595 crossings in the year 2000.
Total traffic, including automobiles, was up 3% in March but down 41% from 2000, the group said.
The bridgeâ€™s owners oppose a plan, backed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, to build a second crossing between the United States and Canada.
Its release said that â€œnotwithstanding the rhetoric by proponents of [a new bridge,] truck traffic continues to fall.â€�
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