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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

SANDAG newsletter provides information on key projects & services
As a public service, SANDAG distributes rEgion, a free, monthly newsletter. To subscribe to rEgion, visit 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!

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Mid-year crime report shows declines
Despite speculation regarding the possible affect the current economic situation might have on crime, the annualized regional violent and property crime rates per 1,000 population in the San Diego region were both at ten-year lows during the first six months of 2010, according to the annual report released by SANDAG.

Construction continues on BREEZE Rapid bus route
Over the next four months construction crews upgrading NCTD Route 350 will temporarily move and/or close more than two dozen bus stops and rebuild them with modern amenities.

Draft Sustainable Communities Strategy framework under way
The Sustainable Communities Strategy is a new element that will be included in the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, as required by SB 375. It will demonstrate how development patterns and the transportation network, policies, and programs can work together to achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for cars and light trucks that have been established by the California Air Resources Board.

Stimulus to fund SR 905/I-805 interchange
The U.S. Department of Transportation has released $20.2 million in stimulus funds to SANDAG and Caltrans to pay for an interchange between SR 905 and I-805, completing a freeway connection between the Otay Mesa Port of Entry (POE) and the rest of the highway system.

iCommute celebrates one year anniversary
October 2010 marks the one-year anniversary of the SANDAG iCommute program. iCommute is the gateway to commute choices in the San Diego region with the goal to reduce traffic congestion during peak times, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental pollutants that result from commuters driving alone to work each day.

Murph Express launches November 1
A new Premium Express bus service, known as the Murph Express, launched on Monday, November 1, 2010. SANDAG, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and the Navy are collaborating to implement this pilot bus service that serves the military housing area in Murphy Canyon and Naval Base San Diego.

The Rideshare Week first annual corporate challenge
The SANDAG iCommute program would like to thank those companies and jurisdictions that registered for the Corporate Challenge! They are: Active Network, Naval Base Coronado, Point Loma Nazarene University, Qualcomm, SAIC, Sharp Health Care, Tri-City Medical Center, the San Diego Zoo, La Costa Glen, AECOM, San Diego Regional Airport Authority, City of Coronado, North County Transit District, California Center for Sustainable Energy, City of Solana Beach, and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

October Board of Directors meeting actions available online
The next SANDAG Board of Directors business meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 19, 2010, at 9 a.m. Members of the public not in attendance may listen live to this meeting by accessing the "Listen Live" link from the SANDAG Web site home page approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

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