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Latest Design Plans for Border Transportation Center Being Reviewed

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    TIJUANA, MEXICO - JUNE 27: Traffic in the US enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, the world?s busiest, on June 27, 2008 in Tijuana, Mexico. With the cost of gasoline in California around $4.60 per gallon, many drivers are buying their fuel in Mexico for about $3.20. There is a price to pay for cheaper gas though. Mexican gas is formulated with more sulfur than California gas and that can damage the emission control equipment on US cars, causing them to fail emissions tests and leading to expensive repairs. In addition, unless a driver has other business in Mexico, part of their fuel savings will be burned up idling in a line that can easily last for hours to get back into the US. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

    The San Diego Association of Governments, the regional planning agency also known as Sandag, will unveil a new design alternative on Wednesday for a proposed intermodal transportation center in San Ysidro.

    Officials said the last in a series of public meetings to gather input from residents and business operators about designs for the project is planned for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at San Ysidro Civic Center, 212 W. Park Ave.

    The latest design concept was created with input gathered from the community over the past 10 months, as officials review ideas for improving the gateway area at the border between San Diego and Tijuana.

    The transit center provides bus and trolley service for travelers from both sides of the border.

    Officials are considering options for developing a proposed “grand gateway” to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world’s busiest land port based on traffic flow, by consolidating several types of transportation into one hub. Trolley, taxi and bus operations are located at multiple points within a constrained area surrounding the port of entry.

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