Study about building an elevated trolley from Revolución Avenue to the San Ysidro Border Crossing was conducted

The idea is that this trolley has a terminal at Revolución Avenue and that passengers pay from $5 to $8 dollars

Can you imagine saying “goodbye” to waiting times? Not to mention how comfortable it would be that there is a trolley that crosses the border all the way to Tijuana. Although this sounds impossible, it could become a reality according to the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

This agency is currently backing a study by the private sector that is looking to expand the trolley’s blue line to go beyond San Ysidro all the way to Tijuana. Those who have proposed this concept have argued that this is no different from the Cross-Border Xpress.

The current goals are the following: decrease border crossing waiting times and reduce pollution created by cars who sometimes wait for hours to cross to the US.

If you think this is currently only an idea, it should be noted that $50,000 dollars have already been invested to study this possibility. SANDAG gave this money to Cordoba Corporation which is headquartered in Los Angeles for the research.

Regarding this, there are still many questions that need to be answered. For example: will this be a public, private, or mixed investment? What is known and certain is that there needs to be a solution for the current border crossing issue.

According to the Director of the Mobility and Innovation Department of SANDAG, Antoinette Meier, there are several issues with border planning with a lot of problems that can be exacerbated such as crime and the air quality issue.

The proposal states that the elevated trolley will have a terminal at Revolución Avenue and passengers will pay from $5 to $8 dollars. According to the study, it is estimated that 2 million people will use this transport during the first year, which could turn a profit for whoever’s managing it.

For those who cross to the American side of the border, there is no other word that suffices but “chaos”. This chaos lasts around 3 to 4 hours and makes the border life more difficult for both cities, especially for those people who have close personal relationships there such as friendships, family, or even work.

What do you think about this idea? Do you think this could solve all traffic problems when it comes to crossing to San Diego?

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With information by Voice of San Diego


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