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Forward Motion, July 2021

Mobility 21 Virtual Summit Agenda Announced!
Early Bird Registration Closes Aug. 13!

The 2021 Mobility 21 Summit agenda is now available to view online! Click here to plan your day on Thursday, Sept. 30
and Friday, Oct. 1.

Agenda:
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021
(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Expo Hall Open)
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening General Session
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
1: Chairs’ Roundtable: Road to Recovery
2: Southern California’s Global Ports & Supply Chain
3: Carbon Neutral 2045
4: Are Employees Quitting to Reduce Commutes?
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Luncheon General Session
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Face Time with Regional Executives
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Keynote Speaker

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021
(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Expo Hall Open)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
5: Has Revenue Recovered? Where Will the Money Come From?
6: Equity Not Forgotten
7: Contractors Roundtable
8: Planning Transportation and Housing Together
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Closing General Session
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Face Time with Regional Executives

Registration:
Early Bird: $210 (until Aug. 13)
Student/Military Personnel: $165
Late registration is $325 after Aug. 13. Don’t delay!

Virtual Summit Highlights:

  • Full educational content with broadcasts of 3 General Sessions and 8 Breakout Sessions
  • 3D Virtual Expo with special prizes
  • Opportunities for Virtual Networking
  • Mailed to you before the Summit:*
    • Summit Bento Box with curated conference info, snacks and mementos to match program highlights
    • Conference bag with promo items and printed event program

*Depending on ticket eligibility



Mobility 21 Advisory Board Member Spotlight:
Fran Inman
Senior Vice President
Majestic Realty Co.

Fran Inman, Senior Vice President, directs government relations and external affairs activities for Majestic Realty Co., one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development companies. With a real estate portfolio totaling approximately 84 million square feet of commercial properties, Majestic Realty has offices in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Bethlehem, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Laredo and Phoenix.

Inman has also served on the California Transportation Commission since 2010 and just recently completed a two-year term as Chair and two years as Vice Chair (2016-2020). In 2013, Inman was also appointed as a founding member of the National Freight Advisory Committee and co-chaired the sub-committee on project delivery and operations.

Inman served as the chair of the board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as vice chair for the California Business Properties Association (CBPA). She is the former chair of the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership (SGVEP) and is also a founding board member of FuturePorts and a board member of Inland Action and the California Business Roundtable.  She is also a long-time member of the Coalition of America’s Gateway and Trade Corridors.

Also recognized as a leader in the philanthropic community, Inman is the founding president of the Majestic Realty Foundation. Established in 2002, the Majestic Realty Foundation provides grants and other support to various charitable community partners that work the areas of youth, family, education, health, and violence prevention in the communities where Majestic Realty Co. does business.

Inman further demonstrates her commitment to active community engagement through her service as board member and former board chair of THINK Together, nationally-recognized non-profit providing extended learning programs that serve more than 150,000 at-risk and low-income students daily across California. She serves on the board of QueensCare, a $400 million foundation dedicated to providing healthcare for the underserved.   Inman is also a trustee for Three Square, the regional food bank in Las Vegas, Nevada, and serves on the board of trustees for the University of Redlands as well as a member of METRANS and the UC-ITS Advisory Boards.  Inman also serves on the Executive Committee of The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall.

A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Inman holds both a BA and a MBA in finance. In 2010, Inman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Woodbury University. She was recently awarded the Peter Drucker Award for Excellence in Logistics and the California Trucking Association Annual Leadership in Logistics Award. 


Mobility 21 Advisory Board Member Spotlight:
Lisa Maurath
Senior Vice President
Parsons

Lisa Maurath serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for the West Region for Parsons (NYSE: PSN). In this role she is responsible for the continued growth and development of their Critical Infrastructure sector on the West Coast. This focus includes providing innovative customer solutions in the transportation and water/wastewater markets. Parsons is a long-time member of the Mobility 21 Advisory Board and Lisa is pleased to continue the partnership with all of the M21 member agencies.

Lisa has more than 30 years of experience in project and program management, business development and operations, project controls, construction management, engineering, and procurement.  Prior to joining Parsons in 2018, she worked in leadership positions for several large engineering firms in Southern California and the Midwest.

“Over the course of my career, I’ve had the pleasure of working in literally every sector of traditional transportation: aviation, BRT, highways, express lanes, ports, LRT, HRT, passenger rail, high speed rail, and even aerial gondolas.  And I actually started my career in the vertical transportation field, as an elevator engineer!  I’m excited that with the evolution of new mobility I can continue to add to my roster of transportation modes.”

Born and raised in the Boston area, Lisa graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She also holds a certificate in business management from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.

In addition to serving on the advisory board of Mobility 21, she is on the Dean’s Advisory Board for California State University, Los Angeles College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology; the ACEC-CA State PAC Board; and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a past president for the Los Angeles chapter of ACEC and also served on the board of directors for the national Women’s Transportation Seminar Foundation. Her current industry organization memberships include CMAA, WTS, APTA, and the Railway Association of Southern California.


Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:
Arcadis

Arcadis’ I-15/Railroad Canyon Interchange Project

For over 25 years, Arcadis has been transforming the way we live and work in Southern California by supporting our client’s visions for better mobility. Our work has enabled us to help transform regional connectivity, improve livability, and boost economic development by providing better access to employment, educational opportunities, healthcare, and cultural activities for all Southern Californians.

Arcadis’ work focuses on more than just CM services for transportation infrastructure—it aims to bring communities together in sustainable, equitable ways. For example, the Regional Connector project, which Arcadis is providing CM support services, will ultimately connect three LRT systems, delivering more efficient operations and ridership convenience, while improving air quality and lessening LA’s carbon footprint. Similarly, our work on the I-15/Railroad Canyon Interchange project will enhance safety conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular/truck traffic, while reducing congestion and trip times in and around the community of Lake Elsinore.

Projects like these are why we do what we do¾helping to shape a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future for mobility. Together, we can provide transportation solutions that help people and goods move around efficiently and organically, without stress, challenges, or uncertainties.

Our passion is strong, but our message is simple—Improving the Quality of Life.


Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:
Mott MacDonald

Making Connections in LA

Over the years, four light rail transit lines have been built to serve Los Angeles, each one ending at the edge of the downtown area. Since the 1980s, planners have talked about a rail link that would offer easy transfers between the north/west and east/south LRT systems.

LA Metro selected Mott MacDonald to be the Prime Designer for the Regional Connector: is a 1.9-mile line that will run from the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station on the Gold Line to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown LA.

This is a major and highly complex design-build delivery project. Construction must avoid disrupting the existing Gold Line, and the new line must be earthquake-resilient. We’re using 3D modeling to design stations and tunnels.

LA Metro estimates that the Regional Connector will open in 2022 and handle 60,000 or more trips each weekday. It’s just one example of how Mott MacDonald’s leadership in transportation engineering is transforming communities


SCE recently completed the largest Charge Ready pilot project to date, installing 200 ports at Fairplex in Pomona, the 487-acre site used for the Los Angeles County Fair and 400 other events throughout the year.

Summit Platinum Sponsor Spotlight:
Edison International

SCE Launches Program to Install 38,000 EV chargers

Businesses, government agencies and other organizations in Southern California can now sign up to participate in Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program, the largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure program in the nation run by an investor-owned electric utility.

The $436-million program, launched on July 12, will add approximately 38,000 new electric car chargers throughout SCE’s service area over the next five years.

Through Charge Ready, SCE, an Edison International company, installs and maintains supporting EV charging infrastructure and provides rebates to reduce charging station costs, while site hosts, who are non-residential SCE customers, typically own, operate and maintain qualified charging stations.

The large-scale program is modeled after a much smaller pilot that concluded in May, in which SCE partnered with businesses, local governments and other organizations to add more than 2,700 charge ports at nearly 150 sites.

SCE will continue to focus on providing charging at workplaces, public parking lots, schools, hospitals and destination centers, with an added emphasis on multifamily dwellings.

In the interest of making EV charging available to all Californians, Charge Ready sets a target to locate 50% of the chargers in economically impacted communities that suffer most from the effects of air pollution.


Darren Kettle Named Metrolink Chief Executive Officer

On July 23, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority named Darren Kettle chief executive officer (CEO) of Metrolink. Kettle is currently the executive director of the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), one of the five regional transportation agencies that comprise the joint powers authority that governs Metrolink.

“I am pleased to announce that today we have selected Darren Kettle to serve as our next CEO,” said Metrolink Board Chair and Glendale Councilmember Ara Najarian. “Darren’s breadth of leadership experience includes executive roles in three of our five member counties. From the inland areas to the coastal communities of Ventura County, Darren’s transformative vision and passion for public transportation will well serve Metrolink as the agency continues to meet the needs of and provide more opportunities to Southern Californians.”

At VCTC, Kettle was responsible for working with cities within Ventura County and the county government to plan, fund and manage a wide array of activities designed to give residents access to jobs, schools, shopping centers and essential services. Kettle has been the executive director of VCTC since 2007.

“I am excited to join Metrolink as the new CEO and want to thank the Board for their vote of confidence and partnership,” said Kettle. “Over the years I’ve had the chance to work with Metrolink as a regional partner. Now, I look forward to leading the executive team and the entire staff to continue its customer-first approach and rebuild ridership lost during the pandemic. We will showcase the agency’s value and essential role in connecting people seven days a week to their places of work and recreation. Metrolink is an integral part to the lives of Southern Californians. I am also enthusiastic to be part of Metrolink as we prepare to welcome local and global fans to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.”

Metrolink has embarked on the Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) Program, a $10 billion capital campaign to improve rail safety and service prior to the 2028 games. The agency has received $2.8 billion in SCORE funding to date.

At Metrolink, Kettle will lead a 283 employee-strong regional passenger railroad that services 62 stations in six southern California counties across a 538-mile network. Kettle’s expected start date is Sept. 7.

Prior to joining VCTC, Kettle was employed by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG – now known as the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority) beginning November 2000 and served as the director of freeway construction from July 2003 through October 2007.

Before becoming the director of freeway construction, Kettle was the director of intergovernmental and legislative affairs for both SANBAG and the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) where he managed a collaborative government affairs program for the two counties.

His professional career spans 32 years working for local and regional government agencies including the City of Rialto, the County of San Bernardino, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), his positions with the transportation agencies of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, and his position with VCTC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, San Bernardino.

Kettle replaces Stephanie Wiggins, who became CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in May. Arnold Hackett has recently served as Metrolink’s interim CEO.

“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Arnold Hackett, who stepped in as interim CEO in May,” Najarian said. “Arnold has served Metrolink with enthusiasm and dedication, first as a consultant helping identify ways to improve our business practices, then as the interim chief financial officer where he tackled the fiscal realities of revenue losses due to pandemic-related ridership declines all while keeping the Board and our member agencies informed. His transparency and candor allowed us to make the decisions needed to get through an unprecedented time of uncertainty.”


The OCTA Board of Directors recently voted to offer free OC Bus rides to all Orange County youth for a six-month program beginning in September. With funding from Caltrans through California Climate Investments, the program is intended to encourage ridership among Orange County youth to help them discover how convenient public transit can be to reach school, jobs and other OC destinations. Photo courtesy of OCTA.

OCTA Moves Toward Offering Free Rides for all OC Youth

Orange County youth will soon be able to ride free on OC Bus under a promotional program approved in July by the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors.

The Youth Ride Free pass, which also got funding approvals from the state the same week, will allow passengers ages 18 and under to ride any OCTA fixed-route bus in Orange County for free during the six-month program, scheduled to begin in September.

Originally intended for youth up to 13 years old, OCTA board members directed staff to work to expand the pass to reach high-school-age teens, as well.

“Allowing our youth in Orange County to ride OC Bus for free will encourage a new generation of riders to discover how convenient and affordable the bus system is,” said OCTA Chairman Andrew Do, also the county’s First District Supervisor. “Expanding the free pass to 14 to 18-year-olds means we also reach high school students, helping them access education and jobs as they enter the workforce.”

Approvals were granted after the OCTA board vote from Caltrans and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which will fund the pass through California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

The pass program is scheduled to begin in September and run through the end of February 2022. At that point, ridership and costs will be evaluated for potential next steps.

The new Youth Ride Free pass will expand on the recent success of OCTA’s Community College Pass Program, which allows thousands of students enrolled at several community colleges throughout the county unlimited rides on OC Bus anywhere in the county.

Based on the student pass program’s success at Santa Ana College and the School of Continuing Education, OCTA has expanded the program to Santiago Canyon College in Orange, Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Fullerton College, Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, and Cypress College. More than 36,000 students have used the community-college pass at least once, so far.

The planned Youth Ride Free pass is part of a phased campaign to encourage riders to return to OC Bus as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to recede.

The pass, which will be available by request from parents, will be a physical pass with a magnetic stripe. OCTA will work to distribute the pass in partnership with local K-12 schools, as well as at the OCTA store and online.

More details will be announced in advance of the September launch. For more information, visit www.OCBus.com.


SCAG Go Human Summer Series

SCAG’s Go Human campaign is excited to announce the continuation of our Traffic Safety Peer Exchange summer series in July and August! The series is designed to bring together practitioners from jurisdictions and non-governmental organizations throughout the six-county region.
Connect, learn from, and engage with traffic safety experts across Southern California this summer at SCAG’s Go Human Traffic Safety Peer Exchange series! Register today for these free, regionally-focused, virtual events designed to bring together practitioners from jurisdictions and non-governmental organizations throughout the six-county region, taking place in July and August.

Go Human is a community outreach and advertising campaign with the goals of reducing traffic collisions in Southern California and encouraging people to walk and bike more. We hope to create safer and healthier cities through education, advocacy, information sharing and events that help residents re-envision their neighborhoods.


A Journey Into the Fabrication and Installation Process for Artwork at Willowbrook/Rose Parks Station

Metro’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project is providing significant upgrades to the fourth busiest station in the Metro system, including two newly commissioned artworks.
With the state-of-the-art transit hub almost complete, we’re sharing behind-the-scenes images of the fabrication and installation of Second Line, a series of sculptural parasols by the artist brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre.

The artwork pays homage to Rosa Parks by including her iconic image and meaningful symbols from the Civil Rights movement in the pattern of the cut metal canopies, seen here in shadows projected on the ground. Glass pieces inserted in the canopy refract light into colorful rainbow-like prisms that play in the shade.

Let’s tour the site and take a journey into the artwork fabrication process:

Located in the plaza adjacent to the Metro Customer Service and Transit Security centers and the Metro Bike Hub, the Second Line sculptures offer shade during the day and will include lighting for a glow at night. The plaza will serve the community and offer a space for events.

The fabrication of Second Line included waterjet cutting, forming and welding metal sheet into custom artwork components.

One of the artists, Einar de la Torre, and fabricator Craig Stewart inspect the metal parts at the fabrication shop prior to finishing alongside Metro Arts & Design Senior Manager Mayen Alcantara.

Jamex and Einar de la Torre insert glass gems into the artwork parasols. Over the more than twenty years the brothers have collaborated as an artist team, they have developed a signature style featuring mixed media work with blown glass sculpture and installation art.

Powder-coated, cut metal wedges are bolted together to create each parasol canopy. The parasols reflect folk art traditions, referencing the warmth of home and strength of communal gathering in the form of papel picado and doilies.

Here, six parasol canopies are ready for lifting onto the poles. The intricate patterns are typical of the artists’ style, who have been quoted saying, “We’re very comfortable with the baroque and quite uninterested in minimalism.”

Each parasol artwork was lowered onto a pole and bolted into place. The custom sculptures were engineered for rigging and lifting.

LED lighting integrated into the parasol canopies of Second Line creates an ethereal appearance at night. The artists recognized that parasols are featured in processions in the ancient and modern worlds, and intentionally angled the poles to reflect the dynamic feeling of parasols on parade.

In addition to the new outdoor artwork in the plaza, indoors customers can also find Gifts of Freedom and Knowledge, by artist George Evans. The photo mural greets transit customers in the lobby above the Customer Service Center window. It features a layered composition celebrating South Los Angeles’ distinct neighborhoods, personalities, landscapes and cultural traditions.

You can read more about artworks and the station improvements in previous articles on the Source, in the links below.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program. You can also follow Metro Art on InstagramFacebook, and Tumblr.


Wildlife refuge included in INVEST in America Act underscores the strong link between habitat conservation and transportation infrastructure and would benefit the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Western Riverside County Wildlife Refuge Bill Clears Hurdle: Now Included in INVEST in America Act

A bill to establish a wildlife refuge in western Riverside County was added to the federal surface transportation reauthorization bill this month, boosting federal support for the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Rep. Ken Calvert introduced H.R. 972 in the House of Representatives in February to establish the Wildlife Refuge Conservation and Recreation for the Community Act (Refuge bill). With Rep. Mark Takano as an original cosponsor of the bill, this bipartisan legislation creates the federal government’s framework to meet its land acquisition obligations in western Riverside County under the MSHCP Implementing Agreement, while allowing local governments to take the lead on development and transportation decisions.

Habitat conservation is vital for growing regions like Riverside County and does not have to conflict with fixing bridges, alleviating traffic, addressing the housing shortage, and growing our economy.  Indeed, open space, cleaner air, and protecting wildlife complement land and economic development.  The MSHCP aims to acquire and permanently conserve 500,000 acres of open space and habitat in western Riverside County to protect 146 native plant and animal species. This allows for a streamlined permitting process for the development of commercial, industrial, residential, and infrastructure projects, which accelerates project delivery and saves taxpayer dollars.

Because of the MSHCP’s benefit to infrastructure development, the Refuge bill was added in July to the House surface transportation reauthorization bill, known as the INVEST in America Act. Including the Refuge in the reauthorization bill underscores the strong link between habitat conservation and transportation infrastructure. Rep. Calvert, Riverside County Transportation Commission Chair Jan Harnik, and Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) Chair Natasha Johnson wrote an op-ed for The Press-Enterprise that outlined the need for the Refuge and the regional benefits it will provide, from open space preservation and recreation, to sustainable development and economic prosperity.

In the weeks leading up to the inclusion of the Refuge in the surface transportation reauthorization bill, many partners expressed interest in the concept, including Senator Alex Padilla, who highlighted the importance of habitat conservation during a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing earlier this year.

The RCA and RCTC will continue to educate members of Congress on the importance of the Refuge and work to address Riverside County’s transportation, conservation, and economic needs.

Learn more about the RCA’s implementation of the MSHCP by subscribing to The Vista e-newsletter and following @WesternRCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


LA Metro Begins Work on $900M Airport Metro Connector Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has begun construction on the $898.6-million Airport Metro Connector Project that will directly connect the County’s transit system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), providing a reliable, fast and convenient connection for passengers and airport-area employees.

“The Airport Metro Connector is a historic step toward reimagining how travelers experience our airport — a turning point that will be a source of jobs and economic growth, reduce congestion, and help our airport realize its potential as a world-class gateway to Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti.

Metro’s Airport Metro Connector

The Airport Metro Connector Project (AMC) is the ninth station along the 8.5-mile Crenshaw/LAX Line currently under construction. Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Project is one of 12 transit projects funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008.

The new transport hub, planned for completion in 2024, includes platforms to access Metro light rail trains and an expansive 16-bay bus plaza that will serve Metro and other municipal bus operators in the region. Metro says the AMC will serve as a true “Multi-Modal Transit Gateway” to LAX by connecting travelers directly with the Automated People Mover (APM) project presently being built at the airport, which in turn connects directly with passenger terminals.

LAX’s Automated People Mover

The APM, slated to be fully operational in 2023, is a 2.25-mile elevated electric train system that will deliver passengers and employees between LAX and new facilities for transit, car rental and offsite parking.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) says the $2 billion APM project is “an historic investment in Los Angeles’ emerging businesses and workforce.” Noting that, “more than $585 million has been identified for local, small or disabled veteran-owned businesses,” LAWA says the project “will create more than 2,000 construction jobs, with 30% of those opportunities being reserved for residents of Los Angeles as well as highly impacted communities near LAX.”

“Everyone traveling to or from LAX should have access to modern, reliable public transportation that gets them to their destination on time,” added Mayor Garcetti.

Source: LA Metro


Dignitaries from California and Mexico gathered to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding to support development of the Otay Mesa East – Mesa de Otay II Port of Entry

Otay Mesa East – Mesa de Otay II Port of Entry
Project Celebrates Milestone

On June 28, dignitaries from California and Mexico joined the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 11 to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support development of the Otay Mesa East – Mesa de Otay II Port of Entry. The agreement expresses a shared commitment to complete the port of entry by September 2024 and marks a momentous step forward in delivering a project that will help boost binational trade, reduce border wait times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance interconnectivity in the California-Baja California region.

Signatories of the MOU included: Lieutenant Governor of California Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis; California State Transportation Agency Secretary David S. Kim; SANDAG Chair and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear; SANDAG Vice Chair and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Unit Chief for North America Roberto Velasco Álvarez; Ministry of Communications and Transportation of Mexico Road Development Director General Rogelio Mauricio Rivero;  and Ministry of Finance of Mexico Customs Central Administrator for Customs Eliseo Rosales and General Administrator of Customs Horacio Duarte Olivares.

What’s next?

In addition to the MOU signing, this year the State Route 11 (SR 11)/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project will reach other significant milestones. In August, Caltrans and SANDAG crews will open a diverging diamond interchange to the public. This new type of interchange is the first of its kind in the San Diego region and the first in California to cater to freight. The diverging diamond interchange, located at the intersection of Enrico Fermi Drive and SR 11, will create a seamless transition for drivers, help reduce congestion, improve traffic flow, and enhance mobility in the region. The interchange is one of several transportation infrastructure improvements currently underway to support mobility to and from the future port of entry, all of which will help fuel economic growth, enhance mobility, and bolster binational trade. 

Construction is also currently underway on the final segment of SR 11, the future toll road, and the SR 125/SR 11/SR 905 southbound connector ramps. The connector ramps, which are anticipated to be completed this fall, are a critical component of completing SR 11, which will ultimately provide a direct connection to the new port of entry.

Stay up-to-date on the SR 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project by making sure you’re subscribed to the project’s email list for the latest news and updates. Additional project information can also be found by visiting KeepSanDiegoMoving.com/SR11.


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