Transportation Secretary Mary Peters on Friday, Feb. 15, announced a new U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Yuma, Ariz. Peters said the new border crossing will make cross-border access easier, which will make Yuma and the State of Arizona better positioned to take advantage of trade with Mexico.
“Hard-working men and women in places like Yuma understand how important trade is to the strength of our economy and the success of our country,” Peters said. “They’ve seen the benefits of increased commerce between the U.S. and Mexico, including some of the $332 billion in shipments that cross our shared border every year.”
Yuma’s border crossing shows that local communities are willing to invest to secure billions of dollars worth of trade, Peters said. “Families and businesses in places like this see competition and trade as a path to opportunity, and a road to success,” she said.