Cross Border . The lucky family who traveled from Guanajuato received tickets to the San Diego Zoo and other local attractions to commemorate the occasion.
Since opening in December 2015, CBX has become vital to the economic growth and tourism industry of the Tijuana-San Diego region. Having already served 20 million passengers in less than eight years of operation, CBX is now the preferred option for connecting international travelers between Mexico and California.
The mayor of the city of San Diego, Todd Gloria, commemorated the event with an official message. “The city of San Diego is the proud home of Cross Border tourist industry. “It is a great example of the great things we can achieve through cross-border collaboration.”
The award-winning CBX terminal located in the Otay Mesa area of the city of San Diego, features a 130-meter-long enclosed pedestrian bridge that connects directly to TIJ, offering customers a modern and convenient experience that includes contactless travel options . At the same time, it allows travelers to cross the border quickly, conveniently and safely to avoid long wait times at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry.
For his part, Jorge Goytortúa, CEO of CBX commented that “Cross Border Xpress has forever changed travel between California and Mexico and this achievement reflects the dedication of our team and the unwavering support of our community. We look forward to many more years of facilitating travel, fostering economic ties and making dreams come true.”
Various business, tourism and civil representatives from Mexico and the United States joined the festivities, including Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego; Andrew Grillos, US Management Officer in Tijuana; Sidney Aki, Director of CBP San Diego Field Operations; Mariza Marin Director of the Port of San Ysidro of the CBP; David Pérez Tejada, Delegate of the National Migration Institute in the State of Baja California; Theresa Cunningham of the San Diego Tourism Authority; Jerry Sanders of the
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and Alejandra Mier y Terán of the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce.