Tijuana is home to one of three pre-inspection pilot projects initiated as an outcome of the US-Mexico High Leven Economic Dialogue. At this initial stage, trucks carrying products from the National Agricultural Release Program (NARP),are inspected in Tijuana by both CBP and Mexican Customs. This program has reduced wait times for both users of the program, as well as users of the commercial port of entry since it has removed trucks from the Otay Mesa Commercial Port of Entry.
Successfully spearheaded advocacy efforts to obtain $4.2 million in federal funding for the Otay Mesa Truck Route now under development.
The Otay Mesa Chamber successfully advocated and assisted MTS in developing the first transit route in Otay Mesa, Bus Route-905.
The Otay Mesa Chamber successfully spearheaded efforts to build Otay Mesa Road, which once served as the main arterial to Otay Mesa.
Cross Border Xpress (CBX), an unprecedented border crossing that connects a new terminal in San Diego directly into the Tijuana International Airport, opened its doors on December 9, 2015. The facility features a 390-foot enclosed pedestrian sky-bridge that spans the U.S./Mexico border, and a full-service airline passenger terminal in Southern San Diego for ticketed passengers.
Since the initial stages of this unprecedented public/private infrastructure development, the Otay Mesa Chamber aggressively advocated and supported this unique project. “The [Otay Mesa] Chamber’s assistance was invaluable to the development of this project.” Project Director, CBX
Considered, the Otay Mesa Chamber’s signature priority project due to the Chamber’s leadership in every step of the development of this project.
This well known trusted traveler program, precursor to Global Entry, started as a pilot program in Otay Mesa with the support and advocacy efforts of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
Successfully spearheaded a binational effort to increase wait times at the Otay Mesa Commercial Port of Entry.