San Diego Business Journal

Latest Design Plans for Border Transportation Center Being Reviewed

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The San Diego Association of Governments, the regional planning agency also known as Sandag, will unveil a new design alternative on Wednesday for a proposed intermodal transportation center in San Ysidro.

Officials said the last in a series of public meetings to gather input from residents and business operators about designs for the project is planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at San Ysidro Civic Center, 212 W. Park Ave.

The latest design concept was created with input gathered from the community over the past 10 months, as officials review ideas for improving the gateway area at the border between San Diego and Tijuana.

The transit center provides bus and trolley service for travelers from both sides of the border.

Officials are considering options for developing a proposed “grand gateway” to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world’s busiest land port based on traffic flow, by consolidating several types of transportation into one hub. Trolley, taxi and bus operations are located at multiple points within a constrained area surrounding the port of entry.

— SDBJ Staff Report