Border traffic update: September traffic down 27 percent

In September, 982,249 passengers crossed southbound into Whatcom County, according to data from Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute. That’s a 27.38 percent decrease from September 2014, when 1,352,286 people crossed southbound into Whatcom County.
So far, border traffic numbers in every month this year have lagged behind 2014′s numbers. The drop in visitors from the north is mostly caused by the Canadian dollar losing value compared to the U.S. dollar, making shopping in the U.S. less worthwhile.

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:08am