Bridge Could Reduce Congestion At US-Mexico Border
A 390-foot terminal connecting San Diego and the Tijuana International Airport is set to open Wednesday.By Katie Link | December 8, 2015
An estimated 59 million people travel back and forth from San Diego and Tijuana each year. That makes it the most congested land border in the Western hemisphere.
But this bridge could change that. This is the Cross Border Xpress in San Diego. The Xpress terminal, set to open Wednesday, is basically a giant bridge with a security check on each side. (Video via KGTV)
In the past, passengers arriving to the Tijuana International Airport had to drive 15 minutes to the nearest land crossing to gain entry to San Diego. Now, they pay just $18 to walk the 390-foot bridge onto American soil. It works the same way for people in San Diego who want to fly out of the Tijuana airport. Just park out front, pay for a ticket to cross and off you go.