Development of cross-border trolley is moving forward, informs Marina del Pilar

The governor is working in coordination with San Diego authorities

The governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda emphasized the efforts and joint work her administration has had with the government of San Diego County, California; this occurred after the state administration participated in a work session with the board of directors of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) , where Nora Vargas was named the president of this organization. A historical event as she is the first Latino woman leading this organization holding this important position.

Marina del Pilar highlighted that in the meeting several mobility projects were addressed, especially in regards to transporting cargo and passengers with Clarissa Reyes-Falcón, member of the California Transportation Commission, and Mario Orso, Chief Deputy District Director-Capital at CALTRANS, as well as Sharon Cooney, CEO of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).

The Secretary of Economy of Baja California, Kurt Ignacio Honold Morales explained that, as part of this session’s agenda, progress of the cross-border trolley project towards a third phase was determined which means sharing information, developing technical studies, binational plans of communication, and comprehensive governing infrastructure to carry out this project, with one of the proposals being that this San Diegan transportation system reaches the city of Tijuana.

It should be noted that, as part of the SANDAG regional plan, a transformative vision was established for the future of the region’s mobility, which includes connection services to face the challenges of a more agile, safer, and cleaner transportation system.

The secretary explained that to determine the proposal’s reach it is necessary to work in the involved areas with participants from both sides of the border. Among them there are the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, the Secretariat of Mobility of Tijuana, the Secretariat of Territorial, Urban, and Environmental Development of Tijuana, the Metropolitan Institute of Planning (IMPLAN), the Institute of Sustainable Mobility of Baja California (IMOS), and the Secretariat of Economy and Innovation (SEI).

The current proposal has had good acceptance among local authorities, business organizations, and the community, which is why it was submitted for approval at the board of directors to move forward with the feasibility and compatibility of this project.

At this meeting, the following people were present: Alternate Consul of Mexico in San Diego, Gilberto Luna Moisés, the Coordinator of the Municipal Administration Cabinet of Tijuana, Eli Topete Robles, and the Director of Binational Issues, Ernesto Chávez Domínguez, as well as David Pérez Tejada Padilla, the Director of Binational Economy of Baja California.


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