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Progress continues on 2050 RTP underline spacer
Rideshare Week 2010 Corporate Challenge winners announcedunderline spacer
Be safe over the holidays – call 511 for a taxi
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Quarterly progress report on transportation projectsunderline spacer
Study shows increases in arrestee meth use
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SANDAG sells $350M in transportation bonds
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the rEgion

Stocks elected Chair of SANDAG Board
As a public service, SANDAG distributes rEgion, a free, monthly newsletter. To subscribe to rEgion, visit www.sandag.org and enter a valid e-mail address in the box at the bottom left corner of the page. Each month, you will receive information to keep you updated on important projects and services underway and planned in the San Diego region. It's a great way to stay in the loop!

Progress continues on 2050 RTP
Progress continues on the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) as the SANDAG Board moves toward selecting a preferred transportation network scenario in December. Four transportation network scenarios have been presented to the public, working groups, SANDAG Policy Advisory Committees, and the Board of Directors for review and comment. The SANDAG Board will adopt the 2050 RTP in 2011.   

Rideshare Week 2010 Corporate Challenge winners announced
This year, the SANDAG iCommute program hosted its first-ever Rideshare Week Corporate Challenge. The winning companies had the largest percentage of their staff members participate in and log alternative commute trips during October. Alternatives to solo driving included carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, walking and/or biking to work, and teleworking.

Be safe over the holidays – call 511 for a taxi
The arrival of the holiday season means holiday parties and celebrations. If you or someone you know needs a taxi, just dial 511. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s easy to remember. No more looking up numbers. No more waiting on hold. Just dial 511 from any phone in the county and say “Taxi,” and you will be connected directly to a dispatcher.

Quarterly progress report on transportation projects
Each quarter, SANDAG issues a transportation progress report to its Board of Directors to keep them apprised of the many projects underway in the region. By leveraging state, federal, and local TransNet dollars, SANDAG funds transportation improvements and services designed to give commuters more choices and reduce growing traffic congestion

Study shows increases in arrestee meth use
Adult male and female arrestees testing positive for methamphetamine increased slightly in 2009 after several years of steady declines, according to two recent SANDAG reports.

SANDAG sells $350M in transportation bonds
Taking advantage of historically low interest rates and declining construction costs, SANDAG sold $350 million in bonds in late October to finance major transportation infrastructure projects throughout the region.