Construction to Begin on Desert Line

The 70-mile rail line will run between the U.S. - Mexico border

An old rail line in southeastern San Diego County that connects the U.S–Mexico border will be restored this summer.

A binational agreement was reached Thursday between the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Pacific Imperial Railroad and Baja California Railroad.

The San Diego region loses approximately $6 billion every year because of delays in getting trucks carrying freight across the border, according to MTS. 

The 70-mile Desert Line railway will help cut down on those long delays.

The line is also expected to reduce air pollution, ease congestion and promote commerce on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border.

Construction on the Desert Line is scheduled to begin sometime this summer.

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