1. What/Who is SANDAG?
SANDAG is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, transit construction, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and transit construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG directors are mayors, councilmembers, and a supervisor from each of the region’s 18 cities and county government.
2. Where are meeting schedules and agendas posted?
Meeting schedules and agendas are posted on the SANDAG Web site at www.sandag.org/meetings.
3. Is your budget available online?
Yes, the SANDAG budget and overall work program are available on our Web site.
4. Who do I contact for more information?
For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or email@example.com.
5. What is TransNet?
On November 2, 2004, more than 67 percent of voters countywide approved Proposition A, the 40-year extension of TransNet — the local half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. This funding source is critical to help reduce the region’s growing traffic congestion. The local sales tax extension will generate $14 billion for transportation improvements. For more information, go to www.sandag.org/transnet.
6. How do I order publications?
Publications can be ordered directly from the SANDAG Web site. Most of our publications also are available online in PDF format.
7. How do I order maps? Is there a fee? What about custom maps? What about aerial photos?
Most maps are $10. Use the online order form to obtain a large, hardcopy map. SANDAG also has a variety of useful interactive mapping applications.
There is typically a fee for customized maps. To learn more, contact the SANDAG Service Bureau at (619) 699-1900.
8. Can I download hi-res images off your site? What about the SANDAG logo?
Hi-Resolution images can be downloaded from the SANDAG Web site and used free of charge.
9. Where is information about Traffic volumes/Traffic Forecast Information Center?
Visit the Transportation section under Demographics & Other Data.
10. Where is information on housing?
SANDAG maintains information on persons per household, own/rent house, median rent, income, etc. in the Profile Warehouse. The San Diego Union-Tribune Web site posts information about housing prices, average rents, and other information.
11. Where is information on vanpools, carpools, and other commute choices?
Visit iCommuteSD.com for information on joining/forming a vanpool, carpool, or SchoolPool. Employers also will find information on developing an employee transportation program and the tax benefits available.
12. How can I join FasTrak?
For information on becoming a FasTrak customer which allows solo drivers to use the I-15 Express Lanes and pay a toll visit the FasTrak portion of the SANDAG Web site. Carpools continue to use the Express Lanes for free.
13. Where is information on San Diego regional airports?
The San Diego Regional Airport Authority.
14. Where can I find the Annual Crime Report, the Arrest Report, and other crime statistics?
The reports are featured at sandag.org/publications under the Criminal Justice section. Other crime statistics can be found at Demographics & other Data under Criminal Justice.
15. How can I apply for a job with SANDAG?
Please visit the Careers section of the SANDAG Web site for current job openings, application procedures, or to subscribe to our job e-mail notification service.
16. Where are RFPs posted?
Requests for proposals, statements of qualifications, and bids are posted to the Contracts section of the SANDAG Web site.
17. Where can I find demographic information?
Demographic information is available through SANDAG’s Data and Profile Warehouses. The Data Warehouse allows users to manipulate data for a customized response. The Profile Warehouse returns data “profile” sheets in a PDF format. Data are available by geographic area for the 1990 Census, 2000 Census, Current Estimates, and 2030 Forecast.
18. Where can I download GIS data?
Administrative Boundaries, Base Map Features, Land Cover and Activity Centers, Transportation, and Sensitive Lands/Natural Resources data are available under GIS Downloads.
19. I need to plan a transit trip. Where can I access public transit schedules and fare information?
Public transit schedules and fare information is available at transit.511sd.com or by calling 1-800-COMMUTE (266-6883). MTS Trolley and bus information is also available at www.sdmts.com. COASTER, SPRINTER and Breeze information is available at www.gonctd.com.