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SANDAG Board accepts proposed modifications to
Draft 2050 RTP and its SCS

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Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project takes a major
step forward
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Overall crime rates continue decline, homicides up underline spacerArea schools gear up for International Walk & Bike
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I-15 Express Lanes construction nears completion
SANDAG and Caltrans have more great news about the I-15 Express Lanes.

This October - leave your solo drive behind
The Rideshare 2011 Commuter Challenge is a great way to save gas, beat traffic, and win prizes! Challenge yourself to make a difference at least one day a week — try carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, biking, walking, or teleworking. Weekly prize drawings will be held during the entire month of October.

SANDAG Board accepts proposed modifications to Draft 2050 RTP
and its SCS

At its September 16 meeting, the SANDAG Board of Directors accepted proposed modifications to the Draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan and its Sustainable Communities Strategy. These changes will be incorporated by SANDAG staff into the final documents prior their presentation for Board certification and adoption on October 28, 2011.

Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project takes a major step forward
SANDAG announced this month that the Federal Transit Administration has approved the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project’s entry into Preliminary Engineering. This milestone means that the project is officially in the pipeline and eligible to receive federal New Starts funding.

Overall crime rates continue decline, homicides up
While overall crime rates in San Diego County have continued to decline, the number of homicides reported in the region in the first half of 2011 was up 65 percent compared to the same period in 2010, according to a SANDAG report released this month.

Area schools gear up for International Walk & Bike to School Day
October 5, 2011 is International Walk and Bike to School Day. Across the San Diego region, 22 schools have registered to participate by hosting an event on campus. Other area schools also plan to promote walking and biking to school in honor of the international event.

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