Secretary Norman Y. Mineta has announced $54 million in grants
to help ensure the safe operation of Mexico-domiciled commercial
motor vehicles in the United States and improve traffic flow
at border crossings in the four border states.
will be distributed among Arizona, California, New Mexico and
Texas under the DOT's Border Infrastructure Program. Of the
$54 million, $2.1 million will be awarded to Arizona; $8.9 million
to California; $2.2 million to New Mexico; and $40.8 million
will fund construction of eight new commercial motor vehicle
safety inspection facilities at the Texas border. It also includes
final construction of an automated port of entry at the Santa
Teresa, NM, border crossing that will increase the number of
commercial motor vehicle safety inspections. In addition, funds
will be used to build additional inspection bays and parking
areas for out-of-service vehicles at the commercial vehicle
enforcement facility at Calexico, CA.