September 20, 2022
The U.S. and Mexican sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission held a ceremony last month to announce a shared commitment to invest $474M in sanitation projects on both sides of the border to address transboundary wastewater flows in the Tijuana River. Following the ceremony, Baja Governor Marina del Pilar and water authorities hosted a public meeting to share an overview of infrastructure projects in Tijuana that will help mitigate polluted flows. These projects include a new wastewater treatment plant in San Antonio de los Buenos and rehabilitating sewer lines and pump stations.
The Chamber team joined SANDAG, Caltrans, and regional elected officials and stakeholders to celebrate at a groundbreaking event for the Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry. With 90% of California’s exports to Mexico traveling through our land ports and over 1 billion travelers crossing the border within our region each year, the project will help reduce wait times that cost nearly $2B to our region’s economy.
South of the border, Baja Governor Marina del Pilar announced the largest transportation project in the history of the state: the Tijuana-Rosarito elevated train. Sky Train Baja will service a 13-mile route from the San Ysidro port of entry to downtown Rosarito, fully financed with investment from the Jeca Railway Corporation.