Continuing Action – Leverage Crossborder Economic Relationships

In April 2016, SANDAG, in partnership with Caltrans and the Imperial County Transportation Commission, initiated a study to evaluate the economic and air quality/climate impacts of delays at the California-Baja California ports of entry. As part of this study, survey instruments were developed to conduct at-border surveys at pedestrian, passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle lanes.

Also in April 2016, SANDAG Board members and staff participated in the 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative in Mexico City. Participants met with federal officials and business and trade representatives to discuss border infrastructure, renewable energy projects, and other relevant crossborder issues.