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Group Wants To Link US Fliers To Mexican Airport

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - A group of Mexican and American investors want to build a pedestrian bridge connecting Tijuana's airport to ground transportation on the American side of the border.

The investors are planning a $78 million building and parking lot on the southernmost end of San Diego, where passengers can park their cars, pick up their boarding passes before going through U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoints. From there they can pay a fee to walk across the bridge and reach the Tijuana airport where they can proceed to security check-ins and boarding.

Supporters believe it will help relieve traffic at border crossings, maximize use of the Mexican airport and steer Southern Californians away from other international airports.

They say the cross-border facility will help develop businesses on both side of the fence.