Border Crossing in San Diego to See Improvements

Posted: Apr. 24th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Border wait
Fox 5 San Diego

For anyone who's ever waited in line to get to San Diego from the Tijuana border crossing, you know how significant this news is: With $226 million budgeted for expansions to the most trafficked international border in the world, maybe we can actually spend some time in Tijuana without waiting in line three hours to come home.

President Barack Obama’s budget request released Wednesday includes $226 million to fund expansion projects at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to three members of the local congressional delegation.

Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, said the projects are critical to the region’s economic growth. “The completion of this project will facilitate the legitimate and efficient movement of people and goods at our port of entry, create jobs and promote cross-cultural partnerships,” Vargas said. “Investing in our nation’s infrastructure is imperative for a safer and more prosperous border region.”

Colleagues Susan Davis and Scott Peters, both San Diego Democrats, said a larger border crossing would cut wait times and increase economic activity.

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