State Dept. Receives Petition for New U.S.-Mexico Bridge
The Department of State recently received an application for a Presidential permit to construct, operate, and maintain a new international pedestrian bridge, the “San Diego-Tijuana Airport Cross Border Facility (CBF),” to be located on the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Otay-Tijuana Venture, L.L.C., consists of companies owned by U.S. and Mexican investors and is undertaking the project as a for-profit, commercial activity. The CBF would enable ticketed airline passengers to travel between Mexico’s Tijuana International Airport and San Diego via an enclosed, elevated pedestrian bridge. The CBF would allow such travelers to bypass San Diego’s ports of entry and to avoid driving through the city of Tijuana.
Written comments are invited by December 31, 2009, and should be sent to the person named in the notice (PDF)