A new fixed-base operations facility will be among the first elements in a multiphase development at Brown Field Municipal Airport, expected to include $1 billion in total improvements spanning 331 acres. Rendering courtesy of Brown Field Municipal Airport

A new fixed-base operations facility will be among the first elements in a multiphase development at Brown Field Municipal Airport, expected to include $1 billion in total improvements spanning 331 acres. Rendering courtesy of Brown Field Municipal Airport

— After years of major upgrades to accommodate automobiles, infrastructure improvements in the San Diego-Mexico border region are about to shift decidedly in favor of planes and trains...

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