By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun
The government of Laredo has plans and designs ready to build facilities for buses arriving from the Juarez-Lincoln International Bridge with the objective for the passengers to wait during revision in an enclosed place with amenities.
Currently, about 100 buses cross the bridge daily but the figure continues to rise significantly during vacations and holidays.
Villarreal seeks more pedestrian booths who cross to the American side at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge.
"There are huge lines that form on the Mexican side, and to solve this problem, more booths are required. To make them, we need federal resources,” he said.
At the meeting, there were talks about creating a SENTRI for pedestrian crossings, which is already being used in other border cities with Mexico.
He stressed that more funds are needed to improve the pedestrian crossings in Laredo, but unfortunately the 80 million needed has not arrived.
"The federal government has a special system. You slowly climb the waiting list and when we were next, we got nothing. Funds stalled,” he said.
Villarreal asked for support of the federal government to provide options for financing these projects that are badly needed.
Edited by: C.R.
- bridgeby rolly polly, 21/08/2012 07:18
As I see it there is nothing wrong with the bridge system Laredo has right now if there are long lines is because CBP is doing their job of screening pedestrians and incoming traffic.
Laredo doesn't need the money unless somebody wants a piece of the action if u know what I mean.. ..