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Comprehensive Borders Projects

California-Baja California Border Crossing and Trade Statistics

The California - Baja California region has seven operating land ports of entry (POEs).

In the San Diego region these include: San Ysidro-Puerta México/Ped West-El Chaparral, Otay Mesa-Mesa de Otay, Tecate-Tecate, and the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) which is a privately operated paid-use facility for travelers accessing the Tijuana International Airport.

In Imperial County these include: Calexico West-Mexicali I, Calexico East-Mexicali II, and Andrade-Los Algodones.

An eighth POE, Otay Mesa East-Mesa de Otay II, will be constructed two miles east of the existing Otay Mesa port and will accommodate passenger and cargo vehicles.

Every year the Committee on Binational Regional Opportunities (COBRO) includes a summary of border crossings and trade statistics in its agenda. Data for the report is gathered primarily from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which reports border crossing and trade information relevant to the U.S. POEs between Mexico and Canada. The annual report to COBRO summarizes key findings and highlighted analysis to provide an overview of relevant trends in people crossings, vehicle crossings, and crossborder trade.

For key analysis and related charts, please see the 2019 California-Baja California Border Crossings and Trade Statistics highlights report and presentation. For detailed tables and charts, please see the full report (coming soon).

Project Manager

Zach Hernandez, Regional Borders Planner
Phone: (619) 699-6912, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or