Border traffic into Whatcom County continues to slow
Southbound border traffic continues to slow as the Canadian dollar hovers around an 11-year low.
Around 1.4 million people crossed the five border crossings into Whatcom County in August, according to data gathered by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute. That’s about 400,000 fewer people than in August 2014.
For the first eight months of 2015, the total is slightly more than 9.4 million people crossing into Whatcom County, a whopping 1.5 million less than the same period in 2014.