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SANDAG in the News

As a major newsmaker in the San Diego region, SANDAG programs, projects, and perspectives are consistently featured in local, national, and even international media. Links to the articles and/or coverage received are listed below.

Friday, July 14, 2017

State Supreme Court Sides with SANDAG in environmental lawsuit

SANDAG Wins Executive Order Lawsuit

California Supreme Court Backs SANDAG in Transportation Plan Lawsuit

State Supreme Court OKs SANDAG climate change study

Calif. Justices Reverse Toss Of $200B San Diego Transit Plan

Thursday, July 13, 2017

SANDAG Misled Voters On 2004 Tax Measure, Showing Pattern Of Deception Goes Back At Least 13 Years

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Morning Report: SANDAG Deception Goes Back Many Years

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Encinitas conducts ‘walkability study’ of El Camino Real

Alcalde San Diego quiere hacer oír “historia de éxito” de región binacional

Officials gamble with the public’s money, and sometimes lose big

Monday, July 10, 2017

In Patchwork Of Transportation Agencies, What Makes SANDAG Unique?

Traffic more hassled headed down I-15

Friday, July 7, 2017

Audobon Society acquires old Oceanside dairy land

Cardiff Rail Trail moves forward

Desciende uso de Drogas en Adolescentes Detenidos

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SANDAG Considering Ballot Measure to Counter State Reform Bill

Future trolley stop could bring big changes to Pacific Beach

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

San Diego Signs on to SANDAG Reform Bill

Drug Use Among Juvenile Arrestees Hits 17-Year-Low

SANDAG Closes on Federal Loan for Mid-Coast Trolley Extension

At last, an easy way to get to Mission Valley

Friday, June 30, 2017

Housing task force to meet July 6

City Data Helps San Diego News Outlet Map Crime in Region

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SANDAG to Push New Ballot Measure?

Decision on Buena Vista Lagoon Is on the Horizon

SANDAG Reform Bill Wins Backing Of San Diego City Council

MTS Adds Long-Delayed ‘Stored Value’ To Compass Card

Split council backs SANDAG changes on party-line vote

AIA: Support the Morena Corridor Specific Plan

Monday, June 26, 2017

SANDAG Bet Against Big Banks — and Taxpayers Are on the Hook for Millions

Friday, June 16, 2017

Agencies Reaffirm SANDAG's AAA Credit Ratings

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Southern California Mountain Lion's Genetic Connectivity Dangerously Low

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

$6M grant to help drug abusers, mentally ill after arrest

Mayor's Minute: City to offer remnant of land for affordable housing

Driverless cars to be tested in San Diego County

Widened Highway 76 open from Interstate 15 to Interstate 5

County, City get $6 million grant for Prop. 47 community treatment

Letter: Oceanside station third track

Monday, June 12, 2017

Third railroad track completed in Oceanside

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Carlsbad sees benefits from trenching train tracks through village

MTC Wins Transportation Planning Excellence Award for Plan Bay Area and One Bay Area Grant Program

Poway climbs up list of safest California cities

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MTC Wins Transportation Planning Excellence Award for Plan Bay Area and One Bay Area Grant Program

Monday, June 5, 2017

California Senate Considers SANDAG Reform Bill

Friday, June 2, 2017

San Diego Lags Behind Its Peers on Housing Production

The California Supreme Court Has a Banner Week, Hearing Argument in Three CEQA and Land Use Cases

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Report: For SDPD, Low Priority Means Slow Response

Widened Highway 76 open from I-5 to I-15

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

California Mayor's Firsthand Account of the Need for Surveillance Tech Transparency

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Car Wars Are bikes lanes bad for business?

State Route 76 East Project Celebrates Grand Opening

Carlsbad kicks off cycle season with Bike to Work Day

Friday, May 26, 2017

SANDAG is Ailing; Assembly Bill 805 Could Be the Cure

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Woman claims train crossing in Carlsbad is deadly, wants safety upgrades

Higginson: The value of community sports

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Morning Report: Big-City Mayor Has Little Pull With SANDAG

This Mayor Boosts Housing, Highway and Transit Projects But Still Takes a Backseat at SANDAG

Monday, May 22, 2017

CA: NCTD Approves Route Changes, Proposes Fare Hikes

VOSD Podcast: The Case for Bro-ing Out at SANDAG

NCTD approves route changes, proposes fare hikes

Friday, May 19, 2017

San Diegans Celebrate ‘Bike To Work Day’

Which San Diego Organizations Will Receive a Golden Fleece Award?

Thousands Particpate in Bike to Work Day

Many San Diegans participated in Bike to Work Day

Bike Month puts cyclists in the spotlight

Taxpayers' 2017 'Fleece Award' Nominees: SANDAG; School District; MTS; Supes

CA: Small Cities Oppose Bill that Would Strip Them of Power on SANDAG

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Small cities oppose bill that would strip them of power on SANDAG

SANDAG Expects Thousands To Take Part In ‘Bike To Work Day’

Thousands Particpate in Bike to Work Day

Bike Month puts cyclists in the spotlight

Thousands bike to work across San Diego County

Thousands to ride on Bike to Work Day in San Diego

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Proof is in the Pedal: Annual Bike Day Really Does Make A Difference

North County drivers to ride on a safer Highway 76

Plenty brewing in Point Loma for bicyclists in May

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Route 76 now four lanes between Interstates 5 & 15

Modernization of Route 76 celebrated

Finished: Route 76 Project Linking Interstates 5, 15

State Route 76 East Project Unveiled in Caltrans Grand Opening

Route 76 now four lanes between I-5 and I-15

Monday, May 15, 2017

Coastal Rail Trail to be built on east side of tracks in Cardiff, after all

Friday, May 12, 2017

Coastal Commission reverses city on long-debated Cardiff rail trail

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Planners mull concrete barrier for SR-67 curve

Cardiff bike path plan pits neighbor against neighbor

Encinitas hires its housing consultant

California Case May Add New Climate Obligations for Planners

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Chula Vista's growth oversight panel issues annual report card

SoccerCity's tax bill: $8.2M to city, county

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coronado Seniors Out And About Program Benefits Residents 60 And Over

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jacob Dekema, who oversaw most of county's freeway construction, dead at 101

How they voted, May 7

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SANDAG needs reform. Why AB 805 is just the ticket

Make no mistake. AB 805 an 'all-out assault' on SANDAG

Morning Report: What to Do with SDG&E’s Long Contracts

County Treasurer Crows Over Record for Investment Pool: $10.5B

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Monday, May 1, 2017

Crowds in San Diego, across nation protest Trump policies at People's Climate March

State Legislation Targets SANDAG for Reforms

Friday, April 28, 2017

Rebel With a Cause: Masada Disenhouse and Saturday’s People’s Climate March San Diego

Good news on crime-fighting scene

People's Climate March in San Diego Saturday comes with demands for local politicians

Thursday, April 27, 2017

SANDAG Bill Would Set Up a Classic Case of Taxation Without Representation

Morning Report: Top Cop Points Finger at Media Once More

Regional crime rate dips 4 percent to 2nd-lowest level since 1980

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

San Diego crime rate report released by SANDAG

33% Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported in San Diego County

San Diego’s 2016 Violent And Property Crime Rates Remain Low

SANDAG Lacks Focus, Communication: Report

Metrolink Orange County and Inland Empire Orange County weekend service will be delayed

SANDAG’s Measure A Projections Prompt Calls for Transparency

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SANDAG: SDCTA Recommendations to Improve Clarity and Transparency for the Taxpayer

Homicide rate increases despite lower crime rates overall

Metrolink: Limited Service in San Juan, San Clemente This Weekend

San Diego crime rate report released by SANDAG

Monday, April 24, 2017

Familiar Conflicts Surround Linda Vista Trolley Development Plans

Friday, April 21, 2017

Escondido mayor boos bill to sandbag SANDAG

Familiar Conflicts Surround Linda Vista Trolley Development Plans

Yellow OFO Bikes to be Removed from Campus by Friday

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Morning Report: What the Scandal Probe Might Miss

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SANDAG’s Investigation Might Not Investigate Several Major Issues

North County Transit Hikes Fares For Special Shuttle Service

Monday, April 17, 2017

Supervisors express opposition to proposed legislation reducing local control

Ride the trolley straight from San Ysidro to University City in one trip

Friday, April 14, 2017

Encinitas begins eco-friendly employee ‘Try Transit’ program

SANDAG Considers Hiring Enron Investigator to Probe Flawed Measure A Revenue Forecast

SANDAG to consider hiring law firm to examine faulty revenue forecast

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A vision for Poway Road

City Council opposes change in SANDAG structure

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The public’s growing fear and loathing of government

State Of Emergency Extended; Civic Center To Get New Windows

Coronado Bridge Bicycle/Pedestrian Tube Project Faces Long Odds

Ride the trolley straight from San Ysidro to University City in one trip

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Orange County-Based Law Firm Tops SANDAG Investigation List

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brown's gas-tax win shows needed sanity on roads

Small Cities Pan SANDAG Reform Bill, But Author Fights on

Sacramento Report: San Diego’s Partisan Split on State Gas Tax Hike

Friday, April 7, 2017

Imperial Beach cannot keep surfing in sewage-polluted water

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Morning Report: Mayor’s Whiff

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SANDAG Chair Says He Would Have Done Crucial Op-Ed Differently Now

San Diego area agencies ignore Proposition 59's ‘be open’ admonition

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Board members get paid for meetings that aren't public

Blakespear sounds optimistic note on her first-ever State of the City address as mayor

SANDAG budget has money to study bluff removal

Monday, April 3, 2017

Why aren't we spending more to expand bus, train, trolley systems in San Diego?

Every Question, Concern and Criticism from SANDAG’s Board When it Learned of Its Massive Shortfall

North County Transit Proposes Cuts To Bus Routes

Sneak Peek: SANDAG's Pedestrian Tube Over Coronado Bay

Thursday, March 30, 2017

San Diego’s Rapid Bus System Doesn’t Meet the Standards of Regular Buses in Other Cities

Want a $200M bike lane across Coronado Bridge? It might cost you $1 in tolls

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Popular Senior Transportation Program Gets $1.8 Million SANDAG Grant

Seven Firms Competing For SANDAG Investigation Contract

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Popular Senior Transportation Program Gets $1.8 Million SANDAG Grant

NAFTA, border crossings, border tax broached at SD Chamber Mexico City meetings

Monday, March 27, 2017

Otorgan Fondos Para Transporte

MTS Updating Bus and Trolley Schedules, Seeks Public Input

Friday, March 24, 2017

California panel OKs $50 million to double track part of LOSSAN rail route

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CTC allocates $60 million to California rail projects

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Supervisors slam proposed election changes

Supervisors ‘Stand Up’ to Sacramento’s ‘Assault on Local Control’

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bill could lead to more tax money for local mass transit systems

Monday, March 20, 2017

Car Wars: Dude, where's my bus?

Morning Report: Fixing the System Behind San Diego’s Transportation System

State Awards San Diego $63M to Fund Transportation Projects

Friday, March 17, 2017

This Change Could Rein in Costs on the Wildly Expensive Mid-Coast Trolley Project

SANDAG Calls for Independent Review of Flawed Measure A Revenue Forecast

Gonzalez Bill Would Reform SANDAG – and Make San Diego’s Mayor Way More Powerful

Oceanside, Losing Ground On Affordable Housing, Touts New Units

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SANDAG Launches Program to Promote Walking, Riding Bikes to School

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Outside probe of SANDAG’s bad math should expand

New California Assembly Bill Would Reform SANDAG, Local Transit Agencies

Assemblywoman’s Bill Would Change SANDAG, Transit Agencies

Carlsbad Considering Putting Trains In Deep Trench

Monday, March 13, 2017

SANDAG to hire lawyers to investigate Measure A problems

SANDAG To Hire Law Firm To Investigate Flawed Revenue Forecasts

SANDAG Proposes Law Firms to Investigate Faulty Tax Projections

Friday, March 10, 2017

SANDAG Surveys Traffic Behaviors

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The SANDAG Investigation Needs to Be Truly Independent

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What is This Huge Wooden Structure in Solana Beach?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Car Wars: San Diego's efforts to cut greenhouse gases would make small but measurable difference

SANDAG Afronta Retos Fronterizos

SANDAG Sat for a Year on News That Transnet’s Price Tag Rose by $8 Billion

Friday, March 3, 2017

How will $1-Trillion infrastructure bill impact San Diego?

From the Del Mar Mayor: Crime in Del Mar

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wooden structure not permanent

Carlsbad sees benefits from trenching train tracks through village

North County Report: How Your SANDAG Reps Handled the Forecasting Scandal

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lack Of Stable Funding May Cause Slowdown In San Diego Roadwork

Monday, February 27, 2017

Car Wars: Trolley to airport probably not coming anytime soon

Morning Report: Investigation Approved for SANDAG

SANDAG To Launch Outside Probe Into Tax Measure Flaws

SANDAG board members call for probe into a Measure A figures

SANDAG OKs Independent Probe of Faulty Tax Revenue Projections

SANDAG Directors Order Investigation Into Measure A’s Financial Projections

SANDAG board calls for probe of faulty sales tax projections

Possible discrepancy with the economic modeling system, SANDAG to respond

Friday, February 24, 2017

SANDAG’s New Forecast Makes it Clear: Transnet, Measure A Estimates Were Way Off

Sacramento Report: State Lawmakers Eye SANDAG Reforms

Possible discrepancy with the economic modeling system, SANDAG to respond

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Carlsbad delays setting its long-term goals for now

North County Report: Issa’s No-Win Situation

Trenching tracks could cost $335M, study says

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Turko Files: Far Worse Than Expected, It Ain't Right!

San Diego County Awarded AAA Investment Rating

SANDAG Board to Talk Faulty Revenue Projections at Friday Meeting

SANDAG Board To Consider Investigation

SANDAG Board Members Call for Investigation Into Measure A Debacle

Crews making progress on rapid transit project in South County

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

SANDAG Launches New Study Phase

A Reader’s Guide to the SANDAG Scandal

There’s a Major Flaw in SANDAG’s Explanation of Its Scandal

Thursday, February 16, 2017

SANDAG Owes the Public a Full Accounting of Who Knew What

San Diego boosts charging stations for electric vehicles

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bond Watchdogs Don’t Have Much Bite, Says New Report

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Morning Report: The Missing A in IDEA

Monday, February 13, 2017

Transit center gets $24M upgrade

Rep. Scott Peters is getting comfortable in the hot seat

Carpool lanes help — but just how much is up for debate

In Response: SANDAG takes integrity seriously

Unsightly graffiti removed along bikeway wall in Chula Vista

Morning Report: Story Behind SANDAG’s ‘WTF’ E-mails

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Transportation study needs help from military families

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Can SANDAG move past management, forecasting failures?

Did SANDAG conceal revenue debate ahead of controversial tax vote?

Roberts: I Should Have Been Told About SANDAG Errors

Did SANDAG Withhold Information Ahead Of Tax Hike Vote?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Balboa Avenue trolley-stop talk

Friday, February 3, 2017

San Diego Explained: SANDAG’s Shortfall

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Public safety staffing up; spending tops $2 billion

Monday, January 30, 2017

Answers to frequent questions about highway commuting

How San Diego Can Chip Away at Its Housing Deficit

Friday, January 27, 2017

Proposed solutions to housing shortage emerge at brainstorming sessions

Thursday, January 26, 2017

San Diego officials split along party lines over Trump's wall

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Driverless cars to be tested in San Diego County

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

City working to remove tracks from bluffs sooner than planned

Get Ready for Self-Driving Cars on San Diego-Area Roads

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Report: Felony arrests down in San Diego County, Prop. 47 a factor

Del Mar seeks to move tracks from bluff more quickly than planned

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Del Mar wants to get trains off its bluffs

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Morning Report: In Vista, ‘Mixed-Use’ Is Not

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thanks to a Loophole, There’s Not Much Mix to Vista’s Mixed-Use Development

Lt. Gilmore leaving Sheriff’s Fallbrook substation

Monday, January 9 ,2017

VOSD Podcast: The Hot Messes Facing the Chargers, SANDAG and Stormwater Regulations

SANDAG Can Still Deliver on TransNet Promises

San Diego’s Public Transit Growth Hits Speed Bump

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Re-Organization Day Comes For Coronado City Council

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

San Diego county's first toll road turns 10 years old, still not complete

I-805 East Palomar Street direct access ramp In Chula Vista opens to traffic

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

After sales tax hike's failure, SANDAG anticipates delays to long-term highway improvements

While You Were Out: A Very Newsy Two Weeks

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