By SDCN Editor
Otay Mesa, CA–The U.S. General Services Administration and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Sunday have opened a new northbound pedestrian bridge extension and reopened the MTS transit center at the Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry.
This new northbound pedestrian ramp extension will reduce the distance pedestrians are required to travel by more than 525 feet as they proceed from the port to the Otay Mesa Transit Center.
The Metropolitan Transit System will, simultaneously, shift terminals for bus routes 905, 950, and Rapid 225 back to the Otay Mesa Transit Center and cease operations at the intersection of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad. Scheduled bus stops for route 909 will continue at Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad.
Pedestrians traveling from the port to the Metropolitan Transit Center will cross the pedestrian bridge going westbound and will then take the new northbound pedestrian bridge extension to the transit center. Directional signage will be in place to guide travelers.
The work is part of the port’s $137.2 million modernization and expansion project which includes the modernization of the existing pedestrian inspection facility and increases the number of inspection booths from six to 12. This portion of the project highlights General Services Administration’s commitment to including better connections to transit as part of their Land Ports of Entry projects.