August 06, 2014
Developers have started work on the Cross Border Xpress, a 390-foot-long pedestrian bridge to Tijuana International Airport. The project is the first facility in the United States that connects directly to a foreign airport terminal. Plans call for a 95,000-square-foot project, of which 65,000 square feet will be designated as indoor and outdoor patio area. It will offer retail, food and beverages, bilingual customer service, and both short and long-term parking. According to Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the project aims to remedy border crossing delays and wait times. Cross Border Xpress will also provide travelers with access to the 30 routes available at Tijuana International Airport. Backers say that the project will boost Tijuana’s industrial, tourism and commercial platform while consolidating its position as a Maquiladora destination.