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Trolley renewal construction continues in downtown
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$21 million federal grant
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Promotional fares
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Acquisition of South Bay Expressway complete
The transaction that transferred ownership of the lease to operate the State Route 125 toll road was completed Dec. 21, and on Dec. 22 SANDAG became the operator of the South Bay facility.

Make a New Year's resolution to rideshare & receive rewards
Beginning January 2012, the SANDAG iCommute program will start rewarding commuters who decide to use alternative means of getting to work or school rather than driving alone.

Trolley renewal construction continues in downtown San Diego
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Blue and Orange Trolley lines are currently undergoing a major renovation.

$21 million federal grant boosts coastal rail improvements
Plans to add an additional track along the second busiest passenger rail corridor in the nation recently received a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded SANDAG $21 million, through Caltrans, to begin early engineering and design of three coastal rail projects. The funds will help pave the way toward the eventual double-tracking of the majority of the rail system from Orange County to downtown San Diego.

Promotional fares become permanent
On December 16, 2011, the Board of Directors of SANDAG adopted changes to the Regional Comprehensive Fare Ordinance. The changes affect fares for services provided by the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the North County Transit District (NCTD). All changes take effect January 20, 2012.

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