Editor’s note: The success of the Ready Lane(CBP website) program now expands this plan to the world’s busiest border crossing at San Ysidro/Tijuana. One friend and another nearby resident had a 3+ hour wait in the Otay Mesa Ready Lane this week. Per the translated article below, access to the San Ysidro Ready Lanes will only be available from Vía Rápida Oriente or Av Padre Kino, the two east side Tijuana funnels(see our TJ/SY border crossing map). Lanes 8 thru 11(right/east side at TJ/SY will be the designated lanes. With holiday shopping crowding the border, confusion on what documents are accepted and traffic snarls leading to the border, we suggest Otay Mesa or Tecate crossings. Better yet, just sit back, and wait until January to cross the border.
EL MEXICANO/TIJUANA .- The San Ysidro will, from next Tuesday 20 December, Ready Rail Lane, it will work 24 hours 8 to 11 lanes on the right side. Access will only be from Vía Rápida Oriente and Padre Kino.
The Secretary of Urban Development and Ecology, David Navarro Herrera, said that after the good results were obtained in the Otay authorities, Customs and Border Protection (CBP, for its acronym in English) decided to continue this scheme at the port of San Ysidro.
He mentioned that there is full coordination between such authorities and 20 town hall, to implement the new system streamlines the waiting times to cross into the United States.
He said that with this program “will benefit thousands of people, with the aim to reduce by 30 percent per vehicle waiting time.”
Will be Tuesday, December 20 from 10 in the morning when starting up all four lanes of the Ready Lane, ranging from 8 to 11, the right side, next to the Sentri line, though you may be able increased to five. For the first time will operate 24 hours a day.
People who can have exclusive use Ready Lane program must carry a card of four technology-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID, for its acronym in English), such as U.S. passport card, SENTRI, new resident card identifying permanent frontier pass, ie the recent laser visa.
As in Otay, San Ysidro on the card must be placed in the reader device a few feet before reaching the customs inspector, who after review will make the crossing.
It is expected that municipal police elements to guide drivers to access.