The Chamber visited Baja Railroad’s offices in Tijuana and received a tour of their daily activities. Baja California Railroad (BJRR), is the railway company that operates the Tijuana-Tecate short line in Baja California. They transport freight and goods between both sides of California’s border.
The tour started with the exchange operations at the San Ysidro station. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers walked the group across the border and explained the current challenges for efficient operations which included staff shortage and insufficient infrastructure if operations continue to increase.
Every year, the company handles more than 3,400 rail cars a year because of its location in one of the most prominent industrial corridors in Mexico. BJRR shared that their biggest limitations in business are collaboration and reliability from their U.S. counterparts for which they requested the Chamber’s assistance in advocacy.