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Border Crossing Database (BCD)

Fields Dictionary

Border Crossing Report
Port Facility:
Defined as the area in which operations and oversight is the jurisdiction of the inspection agencies.
United States Port Fields
Port ID:
United States port identification number, used by CBP.
Port Name:
Port name used by CBP.
State:
State (not abbreviated) in which the port is located.
Facility Owner:
Agency that owns the Port Facility. In the case of international bridges and tunnels, the entity that owns the crossing structure.
Facility Operator:
Agency in charge of operating the port facility. In the case of international bridges and tunnels, the entity that is contracted to operate and maintain the crossing structure.
Facility Completion Year:
Completion year for port facility and international crossing structure (if applicable), or year of last major redesign of the facility.
Connecting Highway:
Name/number of the major highway that connects to the port facility.
Agency Responsible:
Agency responsible for the connecting highway.
Completed Vulnerability Assessment:

Has a vulnerability assessment for the border crossing structure been completed? (Check the box if answer is yes).

Approach Lanes:
Total number of approach highway lanes leading to a port facility.
  • Dedicated Passenger Lanes: Total number of dedicated passenger highway lanes.
  • Dedicated Commercial Lanes: Total number of dedicated commercial highway lanes.
  • Dedicated FAST Lanes: Total number of dedicated highway FAST-only lanes.
  • Dedicated NEXUS Lanes: Total number of dedicated highway NEXUS-only lanes.
Primary Inspection Booths:

Total number of inspection booths at the port facility.

  • Dedicated Passenger Booths: Total number of dedicated passenger booths.
  • Dedicated Commercial Booths: Total number of dedicated commercial booths.
  • Dedicated FAST Booths: Total number of dedicated FAST-only booths.
  • Dedicated NEXUS Booths: Total number of dedicated NEXUS-only booths.
  • Designated FAST Booths: Total number of booths that are capable of processing both regular and FAST traffic.
  • Designated NEXUS Booths: Total number of booths that are capable of processing both regular and NEXUS traffic.
Toll Lanes:
Total number of toll lanes at the border crossing.
Canadian Crossing Fields
Port ID:
Canadian port identification number, used by CBSA.
Port Name:
Port name, used by CBSA.
Province:
Province (not abbreviated) in which the port is located.
Facility Owner:
Agency that owns the Port Facility. In the case of international bridges and tunnels, the entity that owns the crossing structure.
Facility Operator:
Agency in charge of operating the port facility. In the case of international bridges and tunnels, the entity that is contracted to operate and maintain the crossing structure.
Facility Completion Year:
Completion year for port facility and international crossing structure (if applicable), or year of last major redesign of the facility.
Connecting Highway:
Name/number of the major highway that connects to the port facility.
Agency Responsible:
Agency responsible for the connecting highway.
Completed Vulnerability Assessment:
Has a vulnerability assessment been completed for the crossing? (Check the box if answer is yes).
Approach Lanes:

Total number of approach highway lanes leading to a port facility.

  • Dedicated Passenger Lanes: Total number of dedicated passenger highway lanes.
  • Dedicated Commercial Lanes: Total number of dedicated commercial highway lanes.
  • Dedicated FAST Lanes: Total number of dedicated highway FAST-only lanes.
  • Dedicated NEXUS Lanes: Total number of dedicated highway NEXUS-only lanes.
Primary Inspection Booths:

Total number of inspection booths at the port facility.

  • Dedicated Passenger Booths: Total number of dedicated passenger booths.
  • Dedicated Commercial Booths: Total number of dedicated commercial booths.
  • Dedicated FAST Booths: Total number of dedicated FAST-only booths.
  • Dedicated NEXUS Booths: Total number of dedicated NEXUS-only booths.
  • Designated FAST Booths: Total number of booths that are capable of processing both regular and FAST traffic.
  • Designated NEXUS Booths: Total number of booths that are capable of processing both regular and NEXUS traffic.
Toll Lanes:
Total number of toll lanes at the border crossing.
Traffic Volume Fields
Year:
The calendar year that the data was collected.
Bi-Directional:
Total bi-national annual traffic volume, categorized by Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles and Bus/Other.
To USA:
Total annual traffic volume flowing from Canada into the United States, categorized by Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles and Bus/Other.
To Canada:
Total annual traffic volume flowing from the United States into Canada, categorized by Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Vehicles and Bus/Other. *Please note: in the To Canada column, we are presently displaying U.S. Fiscal Year data, with the intention of inputting U.S. Calendar Year data at a later time.
Commodity Volume Fields
Year:
The calendar year that the data was collected.
Total Value of all Commodities:
Total value for all commodities crossing the port.
To USA:
Total annual commodity volumes of the top 5 commodities flowing into the United States for the port.
To Canada:
Total annual commodity volumes of the top 5 commodities flowing into Canada for the port.
General Comments:
Space provided for general comments for the port, or to add information that is not specified by any of the above fields.
Border Projects Report
Project:
Permanent infrastructure change that will significantly impact upon traffic flows at the port. Maintenance projects, such as painting, roofing (etc.) that do not impact traffic flows are deemed insignificant, and therefore should not be included.
Port ID:
United States port identification number used by CBP or Canadian port identification number used by CBSA.
State/Province:
State or province (not abbreviated) in which the project is located.
Project Type:

Must be one of the three following options:

  1. Approach: Improvements being considered along the approaches within 5 kilometers of a port facility that would improve access, safety or mobility to highways, bridges, ITS and or CVO.
  2. Corridor: Improvements considered along approach corridors within 100 kilometers of a port facility to support trade and travel between the two countries.
  3. Facilities: Improvements being considered directly on the port facility. Improvements can be transportation and/or security improvements.
Project Status:

Must be one of the four following options:

  1. New: Projects that have been approved with specified funding sources, but for which construction has not yet begun.
  2. Ongoing: Projects that have been approved, with specified funding sources, for which construction has already begun and is presently on-going.
  3. Short-Term Planned: Projects that are under development or will be considered for implementation within 5 years.
  4. Long-Term Planned: Projects that are under development or will be considered for implementation within 10 years.
Scheduled Completion Date:
Expected completion date of the project.
Cost Estimate:
Total project cost estimate: specify the cost details in field if necessary.
Currency:
Currency of the cost estimate, either in Canadian or U.S. dollars.
Primary Funding Source:
Name of the primary funding source.
Secondary Funding Source(s):
Name(s) of the secondary funding source(s).
Project Summary:
Overall objective of the project, and brief justification.
Detailed Scope:
Describe the project in detail.
Primary Contact:
  • Name: First and last name of the person for whom to contact for further information on the project. Usually the Project Officer.
  • Department/Agency: Department or Agency where the contact works.
  • Telephone: Contact's telephone number, including area code and extension.
  • E-Mail: Contact's e-mail address.