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Public workshops set for transit opportunities

SANDAG will host a series of workshops around San Diego County this month to solicit public input on where and how specialized public transportation can fill the gaps – especially for seniors, low-income, and disabled individuals -- in the existing transit system.

SANDAG will hold the public meetings as part of its update of the region’s Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. SANDAG is asking the public to help identify transit needs from the passenger perspective. The comments from these meetings will become part of the Short Range Transit Plan, a framework for transit system development over the next five years.

Each year, approximately $3.6 million to $5 million in grant funds are available to finance specialized transportation solutions that fill the gaps in the overall transportation system.

A key goal of this year’s plan is to further refine the specific needs of people who are most likely to use transit and or specialized transportation, such as vanpools, and mini-bus and van services. Accordingly, SANDAG has gathered information from more than 120 transportation providers on the types of populations being served by specialized transportation, as well as the service types and programs utilized within the region.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

April 23, 2012
North County Transit District
810 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054
3 to 4:30 p.m.

April 24, 2012
Mountain Empire Community Center
976 Sheridan Road
Campo, CA 91906
3 to 4:30 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Community Center
195 East Douglas Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
6 to 7:30 p.m.

           
April 25, 2012
Valley Center Community Hall
28246 Lilac Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Ramona Senior/Community Center
434 Aqua Lane
Ramona, CA 92065
3:30 to 5 p.m.

April 26, 2012
Caltrans
4050 Taylor St.
San Diego, CA 92110
12:30 to 2 p.m.

Chula Vista City Hall
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
3 to 4:30 p.m.

More information on the Coordinated Plan is available at www.sandag.org/coordinatedplan.

Project Manager(s)

Philip Trom, Senior Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-7330, E-mail: phil.trom@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.