A recent SANDAG study showed that inadequate infrastructure capacity at the border results in delays that cost the region $6 billion in economic activity. But the border should not be looked at as just a mechanism for commerce to flow between our countries, but also an opportunity to look at the San Diego region as a binational region.

To that end, the Cross Border Airport Terminal is something the South County EDC has been pursuing for more than 8 years. The time has come to look across the border and establish a new port of entry so we can address our air traffic needs in a regional manner, by using the existing Tijuana airport for additional air capacity. By placing a terminal on the U.S. side of the border, passengers can enter the Tijuana airport through a new port of entry and depart to their destinations from Mexico. This will relieve some of the capacity pressure off Lindbergh Field and Rodriguez International Airport offers direct connecting flights to Japan and, later this year, to China.

— CINDY GOMPPER-GRAVES

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