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GSA Doubles Pedestrian Crossing Capacity at Tecate Land Port of Entry

TECATE, Calif. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of a project designed to increase northbound pedestrian inspection capacity at the Tecate Land Port of Entry (LPOE) from two pedestrian inspection booths to four. The new pedestrian inspection booths are housed inside the main lobby of the pedestrian building and replace two previously outdated and space inefficient inspection booths.

The $664,000 project was planned and executed in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to increase the inspection agency’s operational efficiency, reduce northbound pedestrian wait times and provide CBP officers with new modern inspection booths to allow them to fulfill their mission requirements. Additionally, the project will make a positive impact on the more than 2.8 million travelers who pass through the port every year.

U.S. General Services Administration:
“This project, developed and delivered for CBP, provides more efficient space utilization and adds processing capacity for pedestrian travelers,” said GSA’s Pacific Rim Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner Dan Brown.  
U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
“It was rewarding to work with GSA to ensure the project met our needs and keep the historic qualities of the building,” said Pete Flores, CBP’s director of field operations in San Diego. “CBP officers at Tecate now have upgraded systems, more secure workstations, and increased capacity to process travelers and citizens.”