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SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves

10/22/2019 - SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves Public and Private Industry Experts Share Insights on Strategies to Develop a Bold New Transportation Vision October 22, 2019-- SANDAG is hosting a series of 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies se... Full Story...

Full Rail Closures from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for the Next Two Weekends

10/15/2019 - Significant Rail Construction is Planned for San Diego County October 15, 2019-- To accommodate scheduled work along the rail line that carries passengers and freight from Oceanside to San Diego, there will be two full rail closures during the next two weekends. The full rail clo... Full Story...

Governor Newsom Signs Assembly Bill 1730

10/9/2019 - October 9, 2019-- Legislation Allows SANDAG More Time to Develop Visionary Regional Transportation Plan Late Tuesday night, October 8, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1730 (AB 1730), which allows SANDAG additional time to develop a visionary Regional Plan that ... Full Story...

SANDAG Report Finds Drug Use is at a 19-Year High Among Adult Female Arrestees

10/3/2019 - October 3, 2019-- SANDAG Report Finds Drug Use is at a 19-Year High Among Adult Female Arrestees Drug use among adult female arrestees in the San Diego region is at its highest rate since 2000, with 79% testing positive for at least one illicit substance, according to a report released by... Full Story...

SANDAG Recognizes 131 Local Employers for Embracing Green Transportation Choices

9/27/2019 - The SANDAG Diamond Awards Reception Officially Kicks off Rideshare Week September 30 – October 4 September 27, 2019-- The SANDAG Diamond Awards reception celebrated employers all over San Diego County on Thursday for embracing methods to reduce traffic and greenhouse gas emissions. ... Full Story...

SANDAG Partners with Waze Carpool to Celebrate Rideshare Week

9/24/2019 - $1 rides in San Diego County all week long (Sept. 30 – Oct. 4) September 24, 2019-- The SANDAG iCommute program has partnered with Waze Carpool to encourage commuters in the region to reimagine their commute and share the ride during Rideshare Week, September 30 through October 4. ... Full Story...

SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves

9/24/2019 - Local Leaders Share Insights about How Data is being Used to Develop A Bold New Transportation Vision September 24, 2019- - SANDAG is hosting a series of 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for San... Full Story...

Violent Crimes Up for the First Half of 2019

9/10/2019 - SANDAG Report Finds Violent Crimes up and Property Crimes down in the San Diego Region September 10, 2019 -- Violent crime rates in San Diego County are up slightly compared to the same time in 2018, according to a new report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Divi... Full Story...

Board Actions - September 2019

9/4/2019 - The actions from the September 2019 SANDAG Board of Directors meetings will be posted to this page once completed.... Full Story...

SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves

8/20/2019 - Public and Private Industry Experts Share Insights on Strategies to Develop a Bold New Transportation Vision August 20, 2019-- SANDAG is hosting a series of 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for San Dieg... Full Story...

SANDAG Successfully Prices $335 Million in Capital Grant Receipts Revenue Bonds for the Mid-Coast Trolley Project

8/16/2019 - Green Bonds to Provide Final Financing Required to Deliver Regional Project August 16, 2019-- SANDAG has issued $335 million of its Series 2019 Capital Grant Receipt Revenue Bonds to help finance the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley Project. The bonds will accelerate SANDAG’s receipt... Full Story...

SANDAG Executive Director Visits Mid-Coast Trolley Overnight Construction

8/16/2019 - August 16, 2019-- On Thursday night, SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata observed an overnight concrete pour for the Mid-Coast Trolley Project. The pour, which formed the deck for the elevated Trolley bridge, took place at the intersection of Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive, a signi... Full Story...

SANDAG Celebrates News Vision Lab

8/14/2019 - Innovative Space to Create A Bold New Transportation Vision Now Open August 14, 2019-- SANDAG celebrated the launch of the new Vision Lab with an open house on Tuesday. At the open house, SANDAG staff and industry leaders were on hand to discuss San Diego Forward: The 2021 Region... Full Story...

SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves

8/6/2019 - Public and Private Industry Experts Share Insights on Strategies to Develop a Bold New Transportation Vision August, 6, 2019-- SANDAG is hosting a series of 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for San Dieg... Full Story...

SANDAG and Caltrans Celebrate Major Border Infrastructure Milestones

7/31/2019 - Future State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project to Increase Connectivity and Economic Growth in Border Region July 31, 2019 - SANDAG and Caltrans, together with federal, state and local officials from United State and Mexico celebrated breaking ground on the final segm... Full Story...

SANDAG Report Finds Marijuana Use is at a 19-Year High Among Juveniles

7/30/2019 - July 30, 2019 - Marijuana use in the San Diego region is at its highest rate since 2000 and remains the drug of choice for youth in the juvenile justice system, according to a report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division on Monday. The SANDAG report, Full Story...

SANDAG Continues Series of Webinars on the 5 Big Moves

7/23/2019 - Public and Private Industry Experts Share Insights on Strategies to Develop a Bold New Transportation Vision July 23, 2019-- SANDAG is hosting a series of 45-minute webinars to discuss the 5 Big Moves. These strategies set the framework for a bold new transportation vision for San Diego F... Full Story...

Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee Releases Annual Report on TransNet

7/10/2019 - July 10, 2019-- On Friday, June 28, the SANDAG Board of Directors received a presentation on the annual report from the TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC). The ITOC

4/26/2019 - Board and Policy Advisory Committees receive milestone update on development of San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan  April 26, 2019 - This morning, the SANDAG Board of Directors, Policy Advisory Committees, and the TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee received ... Full Story...

SANDAG Unveils 100 Pit Stops for 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day

4/24/2019 - Thousands of Bike Commuters are Registered to Bike to Work on Thursday, May 16 April 24, 2019-- The 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day, celebrated throughout the San Diego region, will fall on Thursday, May 16 from 6-9 a.m. The regional event has been hosted by SANDAG for decades to pro... Full Story...

Time Lapse Video: Mega-Ton Beam Placement Over Rose Canyon for Future Mid-Coast Trolley

4/19/2019 - April 19, 2019 - SANDAG reached another significant construction milestone as Mid-Coast Trolley crews set twelve 140-foot-long concrete girders, or beams, to form the flyover structure for the future extension of the Blue Line Trolley. The flyover will allow the Trolley to travel over pr... Full Story...

Overnight Closure of Interstate 5 Scheduled Thursday Night for Mid-Coast Trolley Bridge Deck Pour

4/11/2019 - Freeway lanes to be closed for Mid-Coast Trolley bridge deck pour April 10, 2019 - Starting Thursday, April 11, at 9:30 p.m., and running through Friday, April 12, at 5 a.m., all southbound lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) will be closed to vehicular traffic from the interchange of I... Full Story...

Full Rail Closures from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for this Weekend

4/11/2019 - Significant Rail Construction in North County and San Diego April 11, 2019 - A scheduled closure of the region’s coastal rail line will be in effect this weekend to allow SANDAG crews to work on rail and station improvements. The rail closure will occur this weekend – f... Full Story...

SANDAG teams with UC San Diego for Mid-Coast Trolley Mobility Hub Designathon

4/10/2019 - April 10, 2019 - SANDAG collaborated with UC San Diego to host the Pepper Canyon Mobility Hub Designathon on April 6-7. More than 200 students, professionals, and community members participated in the two-day event. SANDAG Chair and Mayor of Poway Steve Vaus was in attendance, as well as San Dieg... Full Story...

Board Actions - March 2019

4/8/2019 - SANDAG Executive Director’s Report A lot has happened since the February SANDAG Board meeting. On March 11 and 12, I was joined by Caltrans District 11 Director Cory Binns for very productive meetings in Mexico about the State Route 11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project. We met ... Full Story...

SANDAG Awards More than $55,000 for Free Family Bike Events

4/5/2019 - April 5, 2019 - In celebration of Bike Month in May, SANDAG has awarded 20 grants to organizations around the San Diego region to fund events that encourage biking. The GO by BIKE Mini-Grants, issued by the SANDAG iCommute program, will fund Full Story...

SANDAG Board Unanimously Approves Development of Bold New Transportation Vision

2/22/2019 - New plan will strive to transform transportation in San Diego region and exceed state greenhouse gas reduction targets February 22, 2019-- This morning, the SANDAG Board of Directors unanimously approved an action plan to develop a transformative transportation vision for the San Diego re... Full Story...

La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue Reopens Ahead of Schedule

2/14/2019 - University City Intersection to reopen one day early following the installation of four mega-ton girders February 14, 2019-- On Friday, February 8, crews closed the east-west access of La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue in University City to set 60- to 70-foot-long concrete girders... Full Story...

Video Time Lapse Available of Mega-Ton Girder Placement Over La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue

2/11/2019 - Halfway Through Six-Day Partial Road Closure for Mid-Coast Trolley Construction February 11, 2019-- Last Friday night, crews closed La Jolla Village Drive to thru traffic at Genesee Avenue in University City to set 60-foot-long concrete girders, or beams, to construct the elevated guidewa... Full Story...

Full Rail Closures from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for This Weekend

2/7/2019 - Significant Rail Improvements to Occur in North County and San Diego February 7, 2019 - A scheduled closure of the region’s coastal rail line will be in effect this weekend to allow SANDAG crews to work on rail and station improvements and conduct rail maintenance.   Th... Full Story...

La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue to Close for Trolley Construction

2/6/2019 - Six-day partial closure to set mega-ton girders across intersection February 6, 2019 - Starting Friday night, crews will close the east-west access of La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue in University City to set 60-foot-long concrete girders – weighing up to 200,000 pounds.... Full Story...

Board Actions - January 2019

1/30/2019 - Executive Director’s Report As I continued my efforts to meet stakeholders and learn more about the issues important to the San Diego region, the SANDAG team has continued to make progress on important initiatives. Milestones over the last month included the opening of a ... Full Story...

Media Event Celebrates New Transit Connections in South San Diego County

1/28/2019 - New Transit Service and Transit Center near Otay Mesa Port of Entry Enhances Cross-Border Connectivity January 28, 2019 - SANDAG, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and Caltrans District 11, together with the cities of Chula Vista and San Diego celebrated the launch... Full Story...

Community Event Celebrates Launch of New Transit Connections for South San Diego County

1/26/2019 - Free Rides on New Rapid Route January 27 – February 2 January 26, 2019 - SANDAG, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and Caltrans District 11, together with the City of Chula Vista and local community members, celebrated the grand opening of the new South Bay Rapid s... Full Story...

Second Railroad Track Now in Service in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

1/23/2019 - Coastal Community Primed for a Railroad Quiet Zone January 23, 2019-- This month, SANDAG construction crews brought a new railroad track into service and completed necessary rail-crossing improvements for a planned Quiet Zone in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, a coastal community located within the C... Full Story...

Full Rail Closure from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled this Weekend

1/11/2019 - Significant Rail Improvements to Occur in North County and San Diego January 11, 2019-- A scheduled closure of the region’s coastal rail line will be in effect this weekend to allow SANDAG crews to work on rail and station improvements, improve at-grade crossings, and connect new railroa... Full Story...

Board Actions - December 2018

12/31/2018 - SANDAG Executive Director’s Report I am happy to report on the actions of the SANDAG Board of Directors over my first month as Executive Director and look forward to informing you of the Board’s decisions over the years to come. During the last few weeks since ta... Full Story...

Chesterfield Drive Rail Crossing to Temporarily Close

12/28/2018 - Only East/West Rail Crossing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea to Close to Motorists for Three Weeks December 28, 2018 - The road that crosses the train tracks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea – linking the Encinitas community with Coast Highway 101 – will be shut down to motorists for three weeks star... Full Story...

SANDAG 2018-2019 Holiday Schedule

12/21/2018 - Downtown Offices Closed to the Public Between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day December 21, 2018 - The SANDAG business offices, located in Downtown San Diego, will officially close to the public on Christmas Eve and re-open on January 2, 2019. Core business functions will continu... Full Story...

New SANDAG Report Reveals Juvenile Arrests Continue to Decrease in the San Diego Region, Continuing 10-Year Trend

12/14/2018 - December 14, 2018-- Juvenile arrest rates in the San Diego region are at their lowest since 2008, according to a new report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division. The SANDAG report, Arrests 2017: Law Enforcement Response to Crime in the San Diego Region, found that on ... Full Story...

Overnight I-5 Closure Scheduled to Construct New Trolley Overpass at Voight Drive

12/12/2018 - Mid-Coast Trolley Bridge Will Span I-5 December 12, 2018-- Crews will complete temporary metal and wooden structures, also known as falsework, to support the construction of the Trolley overpass spanning Interstate 5 (I-5) at Voigt Drive during an overnight closure on Thursday. B... Full Story...

Palm Trees Removed as part of the Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail Realignment

12/10/2018 - Alignment Preserves Historic Piece of Former Cardiff-by-the-Sea Train Station December 10, 2018-- Construction crews removed four palm trees in the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea in the City of Encinitas last week, as a part of the Coastal Rail Trail project. The removal of the t... Full Story...

Hasan Ikhrata, New SANDAG Executive Director, Joins the Agency and Attends his First Board of Directors Meeting

12/7/2018 - Board Creates Committee to Explore Transportation Options to San Diego International Airport December 7, 2018-- Hasan Ikhrata, hired by the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors, stepped into his new role as executive director on Monday, December 3 and attended his firs... Full Story...

Board Actions - November 2018

11/29/2018 - SANDAG Executive Director's Report Congratulations to the new leaders stepping in to help guide SANDAG into the future. Earlier this month, the Board unanimously selected Poway Mayor Steve Vaus to serve as chair and Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear to serve as vice ch... Full Story...

SANDAG Receives $80 Million in Supplemental Appropriation from FTA for the Mid-Coast Trolley Extension

11/29/2018 - Federal Funding Will Save the Agency Money in Long-Term Financing Costs November 29, 2018 - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that SANDAG will receive an $80 million supplemental appropriation in Capital Investment Grants (CIG) funds to build the Mid-Co... Full Story...

Reminder: Series of Overnight I-5 Closures Scheduled to Construct New Trolley Overpass at Voigt Drive

11/16/2018 - Mid-Coast Trolley Bridge Will Span I-5 November 16, 2018-- This month, crews will set temporary wooden and metal structures, also known as falsework, to support the construction of the Trolley overpass spanning Interstate 5 (I-5) at Voigt Drive.  Starting last week and running t... Full Story...

SANDAG Board of Directors Unanimously Chooses New Leadership

11/16/2018 - November 16, 2018-- During its regular meeting today, the SANDAG Board of Directors unanimously selected two of its members to serve as chair and vice chair of the regional government agency. The Board chose its current vice chair, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, to serve as chair. Encinitas Mayo... Full Story...

SANDAG 2018 Holiday Schedule

11/16/2018 - SANDAG 2018 Holiday Schedule Downtown Offices to Close in Observance of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day November 16, 2018-- The SANDAG business offices, located in Downtown San Diego, will officially close to the public Thanksgiving week and from Christmas though New ... Full Story...

Board Actions - October 2018

11/13/2018 - SANDAG Executive Director’s Report As part of an ongoing effort to keep our member agencies and everyone in the region informed about SANDAG initiatives, as well as promote tranparency, this month the agency is launching a new publication – “SANDAG boardinfo.” This monthl... Full Story...

Program That Groups Veterans Together at Vista Detention Facility Reduces Recividism

11/9/2018 - SANDAG Study Shows Positive Outcomes at Veterans Moving Forward Housing Unit November 9, 2018-- Military veterans serving jail time in a special veteran-only housing unit are less likely to be convicted for a new crime within 12 months after being released from custody compared to a grou... Full Story...

Series of Overnight I-5 Closures Scheduled to Construct New Trolley Overpass at Voigt Drive

11/9/2018 - Mid-Coast Trolley Bridge Will Span I-5 November 9, 2018-- This month, crews will set temporary wooden structures, also known as falsework, to support the construction of the Trolley overpass spanning Interstate 5 (I-5) at Voigt Drive.  Starting Tuesday, November 13 and running t... Full Story...

SANDAG Makes $60K Available to Encourage People to GO by BIKE

11/8/2018 - Grant Applications Accepted through December 21 November 8, 2018-- SANDAG is helping the San Diego region gear up for National Bike Month in May by offering $3,000 grants for programs or projects that promote biking through outreach and education. The SANDAG iCommute program will ... Full Story...

Overnight Northbound I-5 Closures Scheduled for Next Two Weeks

11/2/2018 - New Bridge Spanning Over I-5 to be Unveiled November 2, 2018 - Hidden behind a large wooden support structure for more than a year, the new Gilman Drive Bridge over Interstate 5 (I-5) will soon be unveiled following the last two weeks of a series of overnight highway closures beg... Full Story...

SANDAG Board Awards More Than $27M to Increase Smart Growth and Improve Neighborhoods Across the Region

10/31/2018 - October 31, 2018 - Last week, the SANDAG Board of Directors awarded $22.3 million to jurisdictions throughout San Diego County to fund transportation-related infrastructure improvements that support smart growth development through the TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP). The ... Full Story...

Overnight Southbound I-5 Closures Continue Next Week for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction

10/25/2018 - New Bridge Spanning I-5 to be Unveiled in the Coming Months October 25, 2018-- Hidden behind a large wooden support structure for more than a year, the new Gilman Drive Bridge over Interstate 5 (I-5) will soon be unveiled following a series of highway overnight closures through November.... Full Story...

SANDAG Completes Final Phase of SuperLoop Rapid Transit Station Construction

10/24/2018 - High-Frequency Service Connects University City Area to UC San Diego Campus October 24, 2018 - SANDAG, MTS, and UC San Diego students and staff gathered in University City today to celebrate the completion of upgrades to the remaining five SuperLoop Rapid stations. ... Full Story...

Overnight Southbound I-5 Closures Scheduled for the Next Two Weekends for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction

10/19/2018 - New Bridge Spanning Over I-5 to be Unveiled in the Coming Months October 19, 2018 - Hidden behind a large wooden support structure for more than a year, the new Gilman Drive Bridge over Interstate 5 (I-5) will soon be unveiled following a series of highway overnight closures ove... Full Story...

Full Rail Closures from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled this Weekend

10/19/2018 - Significant Rail Construction in North County and San Diego October 19, 2018-- In order to accommodate scheduled work along the rail line that carries passengers and freight from Oceanside to San Diego, there will be a full rail closure this weekend. The scheduled closure will oc... Full Story...

SANDAG Seeks Public Input on Future of Transportation in Region

10/12/2018 - Seven Mayors and Three City Councilmembers to Host Conversations with Residents about the 2019 Regional Plan October 12, 2018 - As part of the development of San Diego Forward: The 2019-2050 Regional Plan, SANDAG has launched an interactive survey and will hold a series of public... Full Story...

Full Rail Closures From Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for this Weekend and Next

10/11/2018 - Full Rail Closures From Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for this Weekend and Next for Significant Rail Construction in North County and San Diego October 11, 2018 - In order to accommodate scheduled work along the rail line that carries passengers and freight from Oceanside to ... Full Story...

SANDAG Recognizes 94 Local Companies for Embracing Green Transportation Choices

10/1/2018 - October 1, 2018-- SANDAG has recognized 94 employers from around the county for their outstanding efforts in encouraging employees to use environmentally sustainable transportation options to get to and from work.  Administered through the SANDAG iCommute program, the Diamond Awards prog... Full Story...

SANDAG Teams Up with Rideshare Partners to Offer Free Rides the First Week in October

9/27/2018 - National Rideshare Week is October 1-5, Free Ride Day is October 2 September 27, 2018-- To celebrate National Rideshare Week, the SANDAG iCommute program encourages commuters to pledge to share the ride Full Story...

SANDAG Partners with Lyft and Uber to Celebrate Rideshare Week

9/25/2018 - Discounted Rides Available to and from Transit Stops on Free Ride Day September 25, 2018--  In celebration of National Rideshare Week – October 1 through 5 – the SANDAG iCommute program is encouraging people in the San Diego region to choose alternative methods of transportation. Full Story...

SANDAG Legislation to Promote Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Signed Into Law

9/21/2018 - September 21, 2018 - Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1151 into law, which will enable San Diego County or any city in the county to establish a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plan to serve the transportation needs of its residents, while supporting a sustainable and healthy ... Full Story...

SANDAG Partners with Waze Carpool to Celebrate National Rideshare Week

9/21/2018 - Free rides in San Diego County all week long (October 1-5) September 21, 2018-- The SANDAG iCommute program has partnered with Waze Carpool to encourage commuters in the region to share the ride during National Rideshare Week, October 1 through 5. To celebrate, Waze Carpool will... Full Story...

Full Closure of Interstate 5 Required for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction Sunday Night

9/19/2018 - Removal of the Wooden Falsework Begins Across All Lanes of Traffic September 19, 2018-- From Sunday, September 23, at 9:30 p.m. through Monday, September 24, at 5 a.m. all southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed as crews begin the process to remove the wooden falsew... Full Story...

Major Traffic Improvements to the Balboa Avenue to Morena Boulevard On-Ramps Set to Open Wednesday

9/18/2018 - September 18, 2018-- Improvements to the Morena Boulevard loop ramp to and from eastbound Balboa Avenue will be opened for use on Wednesday, September 19.  The reconfiguration of the interchange was required to accommodate construction of the future Balboa Avenue Trolley Station parking lot.  Full Story...

SANDAG Board Hires New Executive Director

9/14/2018 - Respected Leader of Planning Agency in L.A. Area Coming to San Diego September 14, 2018 - After a nationwide search, the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors announced Friday that it has hired Hasan Ikhrata, the current executive director of the Southern Calif... Full Story...

Violent Crimes Up for the First Half of 2018

9/13/2018 - SANDAG Report Finds 30 Violent Crimes and 153 Property Crimes Reported Per Day in the Region September 13, 2018 -- Violent crime rates in San Diego County are up 2 percent at mid-year 2018 compared to mid-year 2017, according to a new report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justic... Full Story...

SANDAG Website Offline September 12, 9-11 p.m.

9/12/2018 - September 12, 2018 – The SANDAG website will be offline for maintenance this evening between 9-11 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.... Full Story...

First Passenger Train Crosses the New San Elijo Lagoon Rail Bridge

9/10/2018 - September 10, 2018-- Just after dawn Monday, the first passenger train crossed the newly-built rail bridge over the San Elijo Lagoon. The modern concrete bridge in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is replacing the 80-year-old wooden trestle bridge, which will be removed over the coming months.   For t... Full Story...

Federal Transit Administration awards SANDAG a perfect score in 2018 Triennial Review

9/7/2018 - Zero deficiencies found in 20 areas of review September 7, 2018 - SANDAG received a perfect score from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in its 2018 Triennial Review. The FTA found SANDAG to be fully compliant with zero deficiencies in 20 different areas of review,... Full Story...

Weekend Rail Closure from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled for September 8-10

9/7/2018 - Significant rail construction activity in Encinitas and rail bridge work over the San Diego River in San Diego September 7, 2018 - A scheduled closure of the region’s coastal rail line will be in effect this weekend to allow SANDAG crews to work on rail improvements, test signal... Full Story...

New Transit Service for South County Commuters Began Today

9/4/2018 - Free Rides Offered to Celebrate First Week of South Bay Rapid Service September 4, 2018 -- Local elected officials and community members joined SANDAG, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Caltrans, and the City of Chula Vista to celebrate and launch the start of the... Full Story...

TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee Releases Annual Report and Welcomes New Member

8/29/2018 - Gregg Sadowsky Selected as Newest Committee Member August 29, 2018 - The SANDAG TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) released its Annual Report highlighting the Committee’s milestones and SANDAG accomplishments during fiscal year 2018. ITOC C... Full Story...

Meth Remains Drug of Choice in the Region According to New SANDAG Report

8/24/2018 - August 24, 2018-- While much of country is experiencing an opiate crisis, methamphetamine (meth) is still the drug of choice in San Diego County for adults in the justice system, according to a report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division this week. The new SANDAG rep... Full Story...

State Allocates Over $300 Million to SANDAG and Caltrans for Interstate 5 Upgrades in Encinitas and Carlsbad

8/23/2018 - $8.7 million allocated for design work on future Otay Mesa East Border Crossing and State Route 11 in South County August 23, 2018-- Meeting in San Francisco, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated more than $300 million last week for projects to improve the Interstate 5... Full Story...

Free Ride Day Announced for San Diego Transit Systems

8/21/2018 - Free Ride Day being celebrated in cities across San Diego  August 21, 2018-- The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) announced today that the agencies will hold “Free Ride Day” on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Fixed-route bus and rail services will be ... Full Story...

SANDAG Partners with Waze for Nation's First-Ever Military Carpool Incentive

8/6/2018 - August 6, 2018-- The SANDAG iCommute program has collaborated with Waze Carpool and military bases around the region for the nation’s first-ever, free-ride offer for anyone who works on a San Diego military base.  “The San Diego region is home to one of the largest military populations i... Full Story...

SANDAG Will Preserve Nearly 112 Acres of Habitat in Carmel Valley

8/3/2018 - August 3, 2018-- SANDAG recently acquired nearly 112 acres of native habitat and old agricultural lands in the Carmel Valley community of the City of San Diego.  The old agricultural lands will be restored to wetland habitat and the remaining land will be preserved as open space. The lan... Full Story...

SANDAG to Grant $7 Million to Improve Transportation for Seniors & Disabled

8/1/2018 - St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Awarded New Vehicles August 1, 2018 - The SANDAG Board of Directors released a ”call for projects” for the Specialized Transportation Grant Program late last week. The Cycle 10 Call for Projects makes $7 million available in grant funding f... Full Story...

Temporary Delays on Santa Fe Street Scheduled for Rose Creek Bikeway Bridge Installation

7/30/2018 - July 30, 2018--  Motorists and cyclists will experience temporary delays on Santa Fe Street on Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, August 1, as crews install a bridge for the Rose Creek Bikeway. Full Story...

SANDAG Board Awards $5.6M in Environmental Mitigation & Active Transportation Grants

7/27/2018 - 34 Projects Will Enhance Critical Habitat and Improve Infrastructure for Walking, Biking, and Transit July 27,2018 -- The SANDAG Board of Directors awarded $5.6 million to jurisdictions and organizations throughout San Diego County today to fund projects that protect native wildl... Full Story...

Cardiff State Beach Named One of Nation's Best Restored

7/17/2018 - North County Beach Sand Replenishment Efforts Complete July 17, 2018-- As surfers and early morning beachgoers made their way down the Cardiff State Beach strand, local elected officials and representatives from SANDAG, Caltrans, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, Califo... Full Story...

SANDAG Report Finds Marijuana Use in Juvenile Population Continues Regional Rise

7/13/2018 - Study Shows More Than Half Tried Marijuana Before Alcohol & Tobacco July 13, 2018 - Marijuana remains the drug of choice for youths in the juvenile justice system according to a report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division on Friday, but new data show changes ... Full Story...

First Meeting of Audit Committee to be Held Friday

7/11/2018 - New five-member SANDAG policy advisory committee will convene on July 13 July 11, 2018 - The first meeting of the newly formed Audit Committee of the San Diego Association of Governments will take place on Friday at 12:30 p.m. One of the first items on the agenda is the recruitme... Full Story...

Tuesday Overnight I-5 Closures in University City for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction

7/9/2018 - Concrete Pours to Build Bridge Deck July 9, 2018-- Starting tomorrow, July 10, at 9 p.m. through Wednesday, July 11, at 5 a.m. all southbound lanes and several northbound lanes of Interstate 5 will be closed as crews pour the concrete to create the deck of the new Gilman Drive Bridge. Full Story...

Interstate 5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project Complete

6/29/2018 - Ten lanes, widened freeway ramps, and a new separated bike and pedestrian path and bridge June 29, 2018 - With vehicles streaming across the Genesee Avenue overpass nearby, elected leaders and officials from SANDAG and Caltrans celebrated the opening of the $117.4 million I-5/Gen... Full Story...

Southbound Interstate 5 Closures Tonight

6/5/2018 - Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Project Work Underway June 5, 2018-- From Tuesday night, June 5, at 11 p.m. to Wednesday morning, June 6, at 5 a.m., all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the University City and La Jolla areas will be shut down from the Interstate 805 merge to Gilman Driv... Full Story...

Palm Trees Removed to Make Way for Encinitas Coastal Rail Trail Improvements

6/5/2018 - June 5, 2018-- Construction crews today removed the trunks and tops of 12 palm trees located within the Coastal Rail Trail project area in the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea in the City of Encinitas. The palm trees were removed in order to build a new 1.3-mile segment of 10-foot-wide bik... Full Story...

Reminder: Interstate 5 Closures This Sunday Night

6/1/2018 - June 1, 2018-- Starting Sunday, June 3, from 9:30 p.m. to Monday, June 4, at 5 a.m., all southbound lanes on Interstate 5 in the University City and La Jolla areas will be shut down while construction crews build a column for the Mid-Coast Trolley project in the center divider. Motorists ... Full Story...

Overnight Closures of Interstate 5 for Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Project

5/30/2018 - May 30, 2018-- Southbound Interstate 5 in the University City and La Jolla areas will be closed tomorrow night through Friday morning and Sunday night through Monday morning while construction crews build a column for the Mid-Coast Trolley project in the center divider. The closures will ... Full Story...

Postponed: Overnight Closures of Interstate 5 for Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Project

5/23/2018 - May 23, 2018 - The scheduled closures of Interstate 5 that had been planned for this week and next have been postponed and a new schedule is due for release soon. The closures were to have occurred Thursday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 29. Construction schedules can shift due to the coordinat... Full Story...

Overnight Closure of the South Bay Expressway/ State Route 125 Between Olympic Parkway and Birch Road on May 23 and May 24

5/23/2018 - May 23, 2018-- The South Bay Expressway/State Route 125 (SR 125) will be closed overnight between Olympic Parkway and Birch Road on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to accommodate construction activities. Crews will perform sandblasting of the new guideway br... Full Story...

San Diego Region Awarded $312 Million in SB 1 Gas Tax Funds

5/18/2018 - Local Leaders Gather to Detail How the Awarded Funds Will Reduce Congestion, Fix Local Streets and Roads, and Improve the Environment May 18, 2018-- The California Transportation Commission awarded an additional $312 million in Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) funds this week during its regular month... Full Story...

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction to Require Overnight Closures of I-5 Over the Next Two Weeks

5/18/2018 - Large support column will be built in freeway center divider May 18, 2018-- Beginning Sunday night, May 20, and running through May 30, there will be five overnight closures of either the northbound or southbound lanes of Interstate 5 due to the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley for t... Full Story...

Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue Closures Scheduled Through July

5/17/2018 - Balboa Avenue Railroad Bridge to be Demolished; Work Begins Tonight May 17, 2018 – Starting tonight, May 17, construction crews will begin to dismantle the old railroad bridge that spans Garnet Avenue (before it turns into Balboa Avenue) just east of Interstate 5. The work will c... Full Story...

Thousands Used Pedal Power Rather Than Gas Power on SANDAG Bike to Work Day

5/17/2018 - More than 10,950 visits were recorded at 100 SANDAG iCommute Pit Stops providing encouragement and refreshments May 17, 2018 - Those who chose to GO by BIKE this morning during SANDAG Bike to Work Day found enthusiastic support along their routes, lots of donuts, and fun giveawa... Full Story...

SANDAG Releases New Bike Map in Time for Bike to Work Day This Thursday

5/14/2018 - 200 miles of bikeway added to updated bike map May 14, 2018-- SANDAG released a new version of its free San Diego Region Bike Map on Friday, delineating an additional 200 miles of bikeway since its last update in 2015. The new bike map features more than 1,500 miles of bikeway th... Full Story...

SANDAG Closes on Short-Term Notes for Trolley Project

5/10/2018 - Low Rate to Save Taxpayer Dollars on Major Construction Project May 10, 2018-- SANDAG completed the process of issuing a large short-term note last month to help finance the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley Extension, providing a very low borrowing cost that will save taxpayer dollar... Full Story...

San Diego Region in Line to Receive $311 Million in SB 1 Gas Tax Funds

5/1/2018 - May 1, 2018-- The staff of the California Transportation Commission has recommended that the San Diego region be awarded $311 million in funds to be generated by the passage of Senate Bill 1, which recently increased the state gas tax to fund a wide variety of transportation projects throughout t... Full Story...

Construction to Begin on the Encinitas Segment of the Coastal Rail Trail

4/30/2018 - April 30, 2018-- Construction broke ground today on a 1.3-mile segment of the Coastal Rail Trail bikeway in Encinitas, with crews beginning preliminary construction activities along San Elijo Avenue in the community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Preliminary construction activities include remov... Full Story...

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction to Require Overnight Closures of I-5 Over the Next Two Weeks

4/27/2018 - April 27, 2018-- Beginning next week and running through May 11, there will be five overnight closures of either the northbound or southbound lanes of Interstate 5 due to the construction of the Mid-Coast Trolley. A support column for a future Trolley bridge that will cross I-5 will be b... Full Story...

Free & Fun Bike Events Regionwide Funded by SANDAG

4/26/2018 - SANDAG Awards $40,000 in Grants to Support Bike Month in May April 26, 2018 - SANDAG has awarded $40,000 in small grants to 14 organizations throughout the San Diego region to put on a variety of events encouraging participation in Bike Month this May. Recipients of the G... Full Story...

Work Begins on Poinsettia Station Improvements Project

4/25/2018 - Improvements include lengthened platform and rail undercrossing for bicyclists and pedestrians April 25, 2018 - The San Diego Association of Governments, Caltrans District 11, and North County Transit District (NCTD) announced the start of construction on nearly $34 million of im... Full Story...

SANDAG Annual Regional Crime Report Shows Property Crime at a 38-Year Low, While Several Categories of Violent Crime Crept Higher in 2017

4/20/2018 - The San Diego Region continues to be one of the safest in the country April 20, 2018-- The San Diego region remains one of the safest areas of the country compared to the United States overall, with the fourth lowest violent crime rate since 1980, and the lowest property crime ra... Full Story...

Rail Closure from Oceanside to San Diego Scheduled This Weekend

4/20/2018 - Significant rail track replacement in North County and rail realignment in San Diego for Mid-Coast Trolley construction  April 20, 2018-- A scheduled closure of the region’s coastal rail line will be in effect this weekend to allow SANDAG crews to complete significant construction, insta... Full Story...

SANDAG Invites Public to Share Ideas for the Region's Transportation Future

4/19/2018 - Community input needed for 2019 Regional Plan Transportation Network Themes April 19, 2018 - SANDAG will host a series of open houses starting Monday, April 23 and running through Thursday, May 3 to gather ideas and input from participants about the future of transportation in th... Full Story...

SANDAG Settles Remainder of 2050 Regional Transportation Plan EIR Lawsuit

4/6/2018 - April 6, 2018-- The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) announced today that it has agreed to pay attorney’s fees to settle the remainder of a lawsuit challenging the environmental review of its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan – winding up a years’ long case during which SANDAG prevai... Full Story...

Ocean Beach Bike Path Closed Through April

3/29/2018 - Construction Work Delays Reopening March 29, 2018-- The Ocean Beach Bike Path will continue to be temporarily closed through the end of April to allow crews to complete demolition of a bridge abutment to make way for the extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City.... Full Story...

Caltrans and SANDAG Receive $215 Million in Funding from the California Transportation Commission for Projects in the San Diego Region

3/28/2018 - March 28, 2018-- Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) received nearly $215 million in funding from the California Transportation Commission (CTC), benefiting multiple transportation projects throughout the region. The CTC awarded nearly $160 million in State Tran... Full Story...

Traffic Closures Scheduled for I-5 Sunday Morning and Late Monday Night to Early Tuesday Morning

3/23/2018 - March 23, 2018 - The following closures are scheduled for San Diego Trolley expansion work and Gilman Drive Bridge construction. SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 Motorists will encounter a series of short, intermittent traffic closures on the northbound and southbound lanes... Full Story...

Mexican Secretary Of Foreign Affairs Makes Historic First Visit To SANDAG

3/23/2018 - Visit underscores importance of SR 11 Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project March 23, 2018 - For the first time ever, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Honorable Luis Videgaray, visited the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the San Diego region’s metropolita... Full Story...

SANDAG Rail Projects Awarded $18.9 Million In SB 1 Local Partnership Program Funds From The California Transportation Commission

3/21/2018 - March 21, 2018-- In January, as part of the first round of Local Partnership Program formula funds under Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), a major state transportation funding program, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) awarded $173.4 million to 57 projects statewide, including several San Diego ... Full Story...

Freeway Call Boxes Going The Way of Landline Telephones

3/16/2018 - SANDAG To Remove Freeway Call Boxes Where Cell Service Is Dependable March 16, 2018 - SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increas... Full Story...

SANDAG Installs New Signs on I-15 Express Lanes

3/15/2018 - March 15, 2018 - SANDAG began installing new signs along the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes this week that will more clearly display who can use the Express Lanes, estimated travel times to upcoming freeway connectors, and real-time FasTrak toll rates. A recent research effort determ... Full Story...

Ocean Beach Bike Path Closed Through March For Bridge Construction Near San Diego River

3/14/2018 - March 14, 2018-- The Ocean Beach Bike Path is temporarily closed and is expected to re-open on April 1 after crews demolish a bridge abutment to make way for the extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City. The closure effects the portion of the bike path that runs... Full Story...

SANDAG Seeks Public Members for Audit Committee

3/9/2018 - Application Period Extended from March 9 through April 20 March 9, 2018-- The San Diego Association of Governments is seeking three public members and potential alternates to help make a difference in the San Diego region by serving on its newly formed Audit Committee. Members are being s... Full Story...

Rail Closure This Weekend For Significant Work in Encinitas and San Diego

3/8/2018 - Chesterfield Avenue closed at the rail crossing in Cardiff-by-the-Sea; new rail to be installed in San Diego near Santa Fe Street   March 8, 2018 - A scheduled rail closure will be in effect this weekend to complete significant construction and mainframe work that can only be do... Full Story...

Overnight Closure of Southbound I-5 From I-805 Merge to La Jolla Village Drive on Thursday

3/7/2018 - Freeway Closure Scheduled for Gilman Drive Bridge Construction March 7, 2018 -  All the southbound lanes of I-5, from the I-805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive, will be temporarily closed for bridge work from Thursday, March 8, at 9:30 p.m. to Friday, March 9 at 5 a.m. Crews will... Full Story...

Bike and pedestrian improvements underway in Encinitas

3/5/2018 - March 5, 2018 - SANDAG and Caltrans began construction on two bike and pedestrian improvement projects in the City of Encinitas in late February, breaking ground on both the Santa Fe Drive and Encinitas Boulevard intersections at I-5. The projects will provide pedestrians and bike riders with sep... Full Story...

Bike To Work Day Is Thursday, May 17

3/2/2018 - March 2, 2018 - The San Diego region’s Bike to Work Day, coordinated annually by SANDAG, will fall on Thursday, May 17. Last year’s riders welcomed the switch from Friday to Thursday, driving participation to a record high of 10,793 pit stop visits. May is National Bike Month, and each y... Full Story...

Community Celebrates Completion Of Region's First Freeway-level Transit Stations

2/24/2018 - February 24, 2018-- Elected leaders and regional transportation officials joined the Mid-City community Saturday to celebrate the completion of the region’s first freeway-level transit stations. The grand opening celebration and community block party were held in City Heights on Saturday.... Full Story...

National City Segment of SANDAG’S Bayshore Bikeway Opens To The Public

2/17/2018 - 16 of 24 miles of separated bike path around San Diego Bay are now complete February 17, 2018-- Local officials and community members celebrated the opening of the San Diego Association of Governments’ newest section of the Bayshore Bikeway in National City on Saturday with a... Full Story...

Application Period For SANDAG Executive Director Is Now Open

2/16/2018 - February 16, 2018-- Following a month-long public input period on the preferred skills and experience for a new executive director, the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors released the executive director recruitment brochure, officially opening the application period. ... Full Story...

Temporary Delays on Rose Canyon Bike Path Scheduled for Thursday Night

2/14/2018 - February 14, 2018-- Cyclists will experience temporary delays on the Rose Canyon Bike Path while SDG&E crews remove utility poles near the pathway on Thursday evening.  Intermittent, temporary delays will occur from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. These delays are necessary to ensure the safety of cre... Full Story...

New 900-Foot Bridge Over San Diego River Opens to Rail Traffic

2/5/2018 - February 5, 2018--  First new track in double-tracking project over San Diego River completed A new bridge over the San Diego River opened to rail traffic today. The first train over the bridge was the 4:00 a.m. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, heading north from Santa Fe Depot. The 900-... Full Story...

TransNet, The Half-Cent Sales Tax, Undergoes Ten-Year Review

1/26/2018 - SANDAG Has Completed Or Is Underway On More Than 60 Percent of Program Projects January 26, 2018 - A performance review of the San Diego Association of Governments TransNet Extension program show... Full Story...

SANDAG Begins Work on Bikeway Linking University City and Downtown San Diego

1/25/2018 - January 25, 2018 - Officials from the San Diego Association of Governments and the City of San Diego broke ground today on a two-mile segment of the Coastal Rail Trail bikeway that will link the greater University City area with points south, including Mission Bay and Downtown San Diego. ... Full Story...

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Begins New Phase in University City

1/18/2018 - First column drilled for construction of the Trolley line going down the middle of Genesee Avenue January 18, 2018 - With more than a year of construction completed, the extension of the Mid-Coast Trolley to University City started a new phase this week as crews moved from constr... Full Story...

Ways To Get Downtown On Saturday For Women's March 2018

1/18/2018 - North County participants can take buses to avoid railroad closure that keeps major construction projects on track January 18, 2018 - A scheduled rail closure, planned for six months, is in effect this weekend to complete significant construction and mainframe work. The rail clo... Full Story...

SANDAG seeks public input on next Executive Director

1/10/2018 - Board meeting and five community meetings set for January January 10, 2018 - The SANDAG Board of Directors is conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director to lead the agency. As part of that process, the Board is seeking input from the community at a series of pub... Full Story...

SANDAG Seeks public members for Audit Committee

1/5/2018 - January 5, 2017 - SANDAG is seeking three public members and potential alternates to serve on its recently authorized Audit Committee. The three public members will serve with two SANDAG Board members for a two-year term, beginning in approximately March 2018. All committee members will b... Full Story...

Rolling Ramp and Lane Closures Along I-5 Scheduled for Mid-Coast Trolley Construction

10/27/2017 - October 27, 2017-- On Sunday and Monday nights and early mornings, October 29 and 30, motorists on or connecting to Interstate 5 in the La Jolla/University City area will encounter a series of rolling closures of ramps and I-5 lanes. The closures are necessary to accommodate work on over... Full Story...

Draft Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan available for comment

8/1/2011 - Public comments will be accepted through August 24 on the Draft Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan (AMAP), a document that evaluates various options to improve surface transportation to the San Diego International Airport and other aviation hubs in the region. The report is focused on ... Full Story...

New minimum FasTrak toll starts May 1

4/17/2007 - Starting May 1, 2007, commuters not using their transponder to pay tolls on the I-15 in San Diego will be charged a new monthly fee to offset the cost of maintaining their account. Customers who use the I-15 lanes regularly will not be affected by this change. Customers who spend at least $4.50 p... Full Story...

Population growth outpaces housing construction

4/7/2005 - It’s more difficult than ever to find a place to call home in the San Diego region, according to a report just released by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Numbers don’t lie. The SANDAG rep... Full Story...