As part of SANDAG’s commitment to keep the region’s residents informed about how TransNet sales tax dollars are spent, SANDAG has released the annual TransNet Update brochure.
The brochure highlights transit, highway, local road, and bicycle and pedestrian projects, as well as open space acquisitions, that were accomplished through 2010 and early 2011, using TransNet money to leverage state and federal funds.
The original TransNet measure, first instituted in 1988, was extended by voters in 2004 for 40 years. The measure is expected to raise $14 billion for transportation enhancements throughout the region.
Some notable TransNet funded projects highlighted in the brochure include: the completion of the SR 52 extension from SR 125 to SR 67, which closes the gap for East County residents headed for the coast; the I-15 Express Lanes from SR 163 to SR 56, which opened more than a year ahead of schedule; a six-mile bus line between the Escondido Transit Center and Westfield North County shopping center; and the West Bernardo Drive bike path from the David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge to Rancho Bernardo Community Park.
For more information visit sandag.org/transnet.
Kim Kawada, TransNet and Legislative Affairs Program Director