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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.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Interactive map: A week of crime in San Diego County

Morning Report: SANDAG Is Betting On Technology That Doesn’t Exist Yet, first story

It's Been a Rough Road for Program to Get Addicted Offenders Off the Street

NCTD Encourages Project Funding by Giving State and Local Representatives Tour of Del Mar Bluffs

North County Transit District Seeks Funding To Stabilize Del Mar Bluffs

SANDAG Goes Back To The Future: The 2007 Vision For A “Grand Central Station”

NCTD Encourages Project Funding by Giving State and Local Representatives Tour of Del Mar Bluffs

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SANDAG’s Techno-Futurist Transportation Vision May Run Into Reality Check

County changing approach to juvenile justice

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Buscan ideas para optimizar el cruce en la frontera, hay premios para las mejores

Desmond, a Union Guy, Blasted Unions on Airport Vote

Monday, April 15, 2019

What is congestion pricing exactly? And can it solve traffic jams in San Diego as experts promise?

Weekend Rail Service Suspended for Track Repairs and Improvements

Full rail closures from Oceanside to San Diego this weekend

Politics Report:Desmond, a Union Guy Blasting Unions, third story

Friday, April 12, 2019

Planning group moves forward on roads, buildings

I-5 closure scheduled Thursday night for trolley project

I-5 road closures tonight for construction of trolley extension

Planning group moves forward on roads, buildings

Consejo Asesor de Servicios Sociales en el Transporte (SSTAC, por sus siglas en inglés) Aviso de Reunión Pública

Road Closures Planned For I-5 Stretch Near La Jolla Village Drive

Thursday, April 11, 2019

I-5 closure scheduled Thursday night for trolley project

I-5 Road Closures Scheduled Thursday Evening For Trolley Extension Construction

Construction Prompts I-5 Lane Closures in Both Directions Thursday Night

Working group to determine possible road treatment innovations

Overnight Closure of I-5 Set for April 11

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Horton Plaza Project Would Breathe New Life Into Downtown

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SANDAG Schedule Shift Allows Worker Flex Time

Politics Report: The Way Things Are Now

The Politics of Project Labor Agreements Are Changing

Morning Report: More Census Funding on the Way

SANDAG Shifts to Compressed Work Schedule to ‘Walk the Walk’ on Commuting

SANDAG Makes the Move to Reduce Traffic Congestion with New Work Schedule

SANDAG AWARDS MORE THAN $55,000 FOR FREE FAMILY BIKE EVENTS

SANDAG AWARDS MORE THAN $55,000 FOR FREE FAMILY BIKE EVENTS IN APRIL AND MAY

Mayor’s Minute: The truth about Encinitas housing

Councilmember Corner

3rd Annual Progressive Labor Summit 2019 in San Diego, Saturday April 13th

Preparan Censo 2020 a un año del conteo poblacional; buscarán llegar a la población más “difícil de contar”

Why cars and produce are taking a hit from Trump’s latest border moves

Construction Reaches Half-Way Point on San Diego's $2.1 Billion Mid-Coast Trolley

Produce shipments slowing at U.S.-Mexico border

Trump’s Threat to Shutdown Southern Border Puts the Food Industry at Risk

Buscan agilizar cruce fronterizo

EXPONE GOBIERNO DEL ESTADO PROYECTOS DE INFRAESTRUCTURA FRONTERIZA ANTE EL SENADO DE LA REPÚBLICA

Friday, April 5, 2019

Traffic Backed Up As Otay Mesa POE Lanes Remain Closed

Morning Report: Sign of the Times: Airport Authority Inks Project Labor Agreement for Terminal 1 Revamp

Preparan Censo 2020 a un año del conteo poblacional; buscarán llegar a la población más “difícil de contar”

Border Maneuvers Slowing Movement of Food: Industry

Elezioni 2020, Trump punta sulla politica contro i migrant

Trump e i migranti: minacce e poi retromarcia

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Interactive map shows crimes around San Diego County

Con la participación de líderes locales, arranca iniciativa para un conteo real en censo 2020

CBP Reduces Lanes at Otay Mesa POE, Businesses Brace for Full Closure

Activists Rallying For Protected Bike Lanes In North Park

Morning Report: More Census Funding on the Way, fifth story

Avocado market buying the rumor of border shutdown

Trump e la miopia sui migranti: una politica solo sui sintomi

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Collaboration of local leaders launches effort to reach hard-to-count populations for 2020 Census

California State Census Awards $3.2M to ‘Count Me 2020 Coalition’ and SANDAG

City Leaders Making Sure Every San Diegan Counts

LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Mid-Coast trolley project hits midpoint, first story

Pacific Beach Planning Group welcomes new members: EcoDistrict history

Coronado Ferry Landing Part of Port Chairman’s ‘Renaissance’ Vision

Mid-Coast Trolley project reaches halfway point

How a US-Mexico border shutdown could hurt the food industry

United Fresh warns border shutdown will harm produce industry

United Fresh Produce Association Encourages Action On Border Issue

CERRAR LA FRONTERA AFECTARÍA MÁS A CALIFORNIA QUE BAJA CALIFORNIA

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Collaboration of local leaders launches effort to reach hard-to-count populations for 2020 Census

Backstory: How the ‘Crime Counts’ project came about

Mid-Coast Trolley expansion celebrates halfway to completion milestone

San Diego group encourages women to buy guns

$2.17B Mid-Coast Trolley Project Reaches Milestone: It’s Halfway Finished

SANDAG Chief Wants More Mass Transit, Fewer Highways in San Diego

Politics Report: Mayor Roasts the Town (and Scott), second story

SANDAG Receives $1.5 Million Grant in Preparation for 2020 Census

‘Monumental’ $2.1 Billion Mid-Coast Trolley Project Reaches Halfway Point

City of San Diego wants dockless scooter secrets

Daily Business Report-April 2, 2019: Census awards $3.2 million to groups to reach ‘hard to count’ populations, sixth story

Mid-Coast Trolley Celebrates Halfway Point Milestone By Thanking Construction Workers

Encinitas OKs redesign of Streetscape project

EVERYBODY COUNTS: LOCAL LEADERS LAUNCH 2020 CENSUS OUTREACH

U-T: Violent Crime In San Diego On The Decline, But Not In All City Neighborhoods

Everything you need to know about the San Diego Trolley Extension

United Fresh: Proposed border shutdown will create “economic uncertainty”

DHS orders CBP officer ‘surge’ at southern border

United Fresh encourages broader discussion on reforming our immigration system for path forward

Border shutdown would cause significant harm to produce industry

President Trump Suggests U.S.-Mexico Border Shutdown, U.S Customs and Border Protection Mobilizes 750

Cierre de la frontera de EU sería un desastre comercial: investigador

Friday, March 29, 2019

State of the City: Encinitas has much to celebrate, mayor says

Mid-Coast Trolley expansion celebrates halfway to completion milestone

Mid-Coast Trolley expansion celebrates halfway to completion milestone

State of the City: Encinitas has much to celebrate, mayor says

SANDAG BOARD AWARDS $7.2 MILLION IN SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION GRANTS

Thursday, March 28, 2019

How the Union-Tribune analyzed violent crime data in San Diego

SANDAG Board Awards $7.2m in Specialized Transportation Grants

Local transit efforts continue despite SANDAG plan reset

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Search for ‘Grand Central’ station to serve airport narrowed to 2 San Diego sites

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

No new stories

Monday, March 25, 2019

San Diegans could face two tax hikes to fund world-class transit system. But will they foot the bill?

New National City police chief: 'It’s incumbent on me to keep lines of communication open'

Poll shows support for new sales tax to support San Diego transit

Binational meeting discusses plans for new port of entry

VOSD Podcast Live: Transit San Diegans Might Actually Use

Politics Report: New SANDAG Chief, the Quote Machine

SDPD Quietly Stopped Sharing License Plate Data With the Feds

Morning Report: Politics Roundup, third story

Where Can You Get A Wheel Cramping Ticket In San Diego? (Hint: Almost Anywhere)

Overnight Lane Closures Planned on Interstate 805 in South County

Identifican a Tijuana como la Ciudad más Violenta del Mundo; Alcalde lo Niega

Friday, March 22, 2019

Editorial | MTS touts pro-tax poll but hides details — so don't trust the poll

Despite opposition, La Mesa relaxes rules for 'granny flats'

Desmond, Gallo address Escondido Republicans

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MTS says polling shows strong support for raising taxes to expand bus and trolley service

Interactive map shows crimes around San Diego County

Half-cent sales tax proposed for San Diego transit upgrades

MTS Proposes New Ballot Measure to Increase Sales Tax

Daily Business Report-March 21, 2019: San Diego officials: Poll shows strong support for new sales tax for public transit, third story

Reduced speed limit on I-5 between Encinitas & Carlsbad in construction zone

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

CIUDAD DE SAN DIEGO SOBRESALE POR NÚMERO DE ARRESTOS.

SR-163/Friars Road Interchange Project Underway in San Diego

Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NCTD wants permanent maintenance road at San Elijo construction site (blog)

Monday, March 18, 2019

Column | San Diego: A city of big thinking, big risks, big controversies

SANDAG crews to begin constructing trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive

SANDAG crews to begin constructing trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive

SANDAG Crews to begin constructing trolley underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive

San Elijo Lagoon temporary road headed for permanence

VOSD Podcast: See You Next Week! (bottom blurb)

Crews Beginning Work on Trolley Underpass at La Jolla Colony Drive

PASSAGES: FORMER LA MESA MAYOR AND COUNTY SUPERVISOR GEORGE BAILEY: 1919-2019

Ridership Rebounding, Public Transit In San Diego Is Having A Moment

Friday, March 15, 2019

One contested race in Rancho Bernardo Planning Board election

SANDAG pushing for record-breaking participation in Bike to Work Day

Trolley Tunnel Construction to Begin in La Jolla Ridership Rebounding, Public Transit In San Diego Is Having A Moment

LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Trolley tunnel construction at La Jolla Colony, first story

Political Column #46 – The Public Transportation Conundrum

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Levine: The public transit conundrum

29TH ANNUAL SANDAG BIKE TO WORK DAY IS THURSDAY, MAY 16!

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: San Diego County employs new “optioning” signage to ease congestion

TRANSIT: Feds award $1 billion grant to build San Diego trolley line

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Planners report progress on SR-67 widening

Column | San Diego transportation agencies struggle to get in sync on big plans

Get out of the car

Speed Limit on Portion of I-5 to Be Reduced for Three Years During Carpool Construction

Hike to the Audubon Nature Center and Buena Vista Lagoon in Carlsbad

Trolley Extension, Highways Repairs Force Series of Overnight Road Closures

Former County Supervisor George Bailey dies at 100

North County lane closures begin tonight, continue throughout week

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fault Lines Emerge in Push to Connect Airport to Trolley

North, south county lane closures to begin Tuesday evening

Trolley Extension, Highways Repairs Force Series of Overnight Road Closures

Work begins on Mid-Coast Trolley tunnel underpass in San Diego

Lane Closures Planned In South Bay & North County

Monday, March 11, 2019

I-5 speed limit to fall to 55 in North County on Monday

Homicides in San Diego County by the numbers: 2018

Speed limit to be reduced to 55 MPH along 8-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in North County

Rail work to impact traffic along SoCal coast through Monday

Caltrans reduces speed limit to 55 along I-5 construction zone

Temporary speed limit reduction along Interstate 5 in Encinitas, Carlsbad takes effect Monday

Speed Limit on Portion of I-5 to Be Reduced for Three Years During Carpool Construction

Ongoing Trolley Bridge Construction Leads to Weekend Closure of Nobel Drive

Temporary speed limit reduction along Interstate 5 in Encinitas, Carlsbad takes effect Monday

Speed Limit on I-5 Cut to 55 MPH in North County Construction Zone

Weekend Coastal Rail Service Suspended Again for Track Work

Politics Report: A Kinder, Gentler Airport-Transit Debate, second story

55-mph limit returns to Interstate 5 from Encinitas to Carlsbad

Normal Street Promenade project approved, can finally move forward

words HNTB adds transit experts to Santa Ana and Chicago offices

Friday, March 8, 2019

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond Guest Speaker at Republican Club of Ocean Hills Luncheon- March 20

FULL CLOSURE OF NOBEL DRIVE THIS WEEKEND

words After Pearl Harbor, Would We Have Avoided Getting Into World War 2? (blog)

California Coastal Commission Meeting Thursday March 7 2019

HNTB adds transit experts to Santa Ana and Chicago offices

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Highway upgrades promised to voters headed for chopping block with SANDAG facing $10 billion shortfall

La Mesa may loosen restrictions on granny flats, rental units

Interactive map shows crimes around San Diego County

SANDAG Executive Director Discusses New Vision For Transportation

Transit Advocacy Group pushes for measure to fund transit, street repairs

Transportation Groups Explore Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase Ballot Measure

Circulate SD propose MTS ballot measure, could generate $10 billion

Morning Report:: Study Examines What an MTS Ballot Measure Could Buy, seventh story

North County Report: Activists Want to Avoid Being 'Underserved and Undercounted' in Next Census

Circulate San Diego: New Sales Tax Could Raise $10 Billion for Transit Improvements

Transit Advocacy Group pushes for measure to fund transit, street repairs

Meet the Candidates: La Jolla resident Joe LaCava enters 2020 City Council race

Transit and Rail Expert Thomas Jenkins Joins HNTB in Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Uptown Planners vote to give their approval for Normal Street Promenade

Normal Street Promenade Project One Step Closer to Reality

Dockless bikes and scooters in San Diego get new rules in June

Report Imagines What 2020 Tax Measure Could Bring MTS

LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Ready to roll? Bike to Work Day: May 16, seventh story

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dockless bikes and scooters in San Diego get new rules in June

City Council Approves Measure Eliminating Parking Requirements for Some Housing Developments

City Council eliminates parking requirements for new homes near public transit stops

San Diego City Council Votes to Repeal Minimum Parking Requirements for New Housing

Report Shows It Will Take 1,000 Years For Some California Jurisdictions To Meet Affordable Housing Goals

CP&DR News Briefs March 5, 2019: SANDAG Transportation Plan, first story

Monday, March 4, 2019

Editorial | From SANDAG leader Hasan Ikhrata, a bold — and expensive — vision

Report: San Diego public safety cost reach $2.2 billion in 2018

Leucadia 101 project to be tweaked to resolve conflicts with railroad-related plans

Your Opinions | San Diego's streets, Election 2020 and more in Top Comments

Register Now for 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day

Weekend rail work to necessitate closures along San Diego coast

Politics Report: The Democrats’ New SANDAG Strategy, fourth story

What We Learned This Week

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

Mid-Coast Trolley Construction Update

Study: California Cities Lagging on Low-Income Housing Goals

OPINION: U-T 'news' story a puff piece for SANDAG and mass transit (blog)

Friday, March 1, 2019

Column | San Diego's plans for housing, homeless, transportation run into resistance

George Bailey, East County icon, turns 100

Significant Rail Construction is Planned for North County and San Diego Next Two Weekends

SANDAG warns of overnight closure along I-5

Waze, SANDAG Partner on Carpool Option for Commuters

Southbound Lanes of I-5 at Merge to Close for Trolley Bridge Construction

Bridge work to force overnight I-5 closure through La Jolla

Bridge work to force overnight I-5 closure from I-805 to La Jolla Village

I-5 Closure: Southbound Stretch To Shut Down Over Night

SANDAG Aprueba Nueva Visión de Transporte

Aeropuerto de San Diego Rompe Récord de Pasajeros

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Commentary | Q&A with Hasan Ikhrata, SANDAG executive director

Bridge work to force overnight I-5 closure through La Jolla

Southbound Lanes of I-5 at Merge to Close for Trolley Bridge Construction

Southbound I-5 to Close Overnight in University City for Trolley Work

Study Shows California’s Housing Rules Are Exacerbating Housing Shortage as Crisis Grows

Interactive map: A week of crime in San Diego County

Wednesday. February 27, 2019

A New Day at SANDAG’ as Agency Admits it Must Cut Promised Projects–Because it LIED

More Than $2.2 Billion Spent Countywide on Public Safety in Fiscal Year 2018

First female mayor of San Marcos gives State of the City address

Route 67 widening presentation impresses regional agency

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SANDAG BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES DEVELOPMENT OF BOLD NEW TRANSPORTATION VISION

Sandag fined for pumping dirty water into street in Morena area

Environment Report: The Vision for a San Diego Green New Deal

Let the Gravity of the SANDAG Fraud Truly Sink in

Morning Report: Don’t Let the Big SANDAG News Slip By

Your Opinions | Would San Diegans be willing to pay for better roads and mass transit?

Monday, February 25, 2019

Strapped for cash, SANDAG leadership embarks on ambitious new vision for how San Diegans get around

How they voted, Feb. 24

Stabilization, not tunnel, is first priority for vulnerable bluff-top Del Mar tracks

‘A New Day at SANDAG’ as Agency Admits it Must Cut Promised Projects

Morning Report:SANDAG Finally Admits: It Can’t Build Everything Promised in TransNet, third story

Politics Report: County District 2 Race Could Be Amazing, second story

SANDAG Delays Roadmap for ‘Truly Transformative’ Regional Transit Plan

SANDAG Will Delay Transportation Plan Update To Meet Climate Targets

SANDAG Reverses Course On Talmadge Bike Safety Project

Cardiff Living Shoreline Project faces delays, wildlife constraints

Construction to disrupt train service for 2 weekends in March

Friday, February 22, 2019

Commentary | Q&A with Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob

Mayoral Candidate Cory Briggs Wants Immediate Halt to Phony YIMBY Proposals To Relax Rules on High-Density Development

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Interactive map shows crimes around San Diego County

Encinitas council clings to Leucadia streetscape overhaul

Encinitas to seek court guidance on state-mandated housing plan

Vaus running for county supervisor

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, Escondido council member Olga Diaz to run for seats on Board of Supervisors

Will you ride? Transit group hopes to collect ridership data

Del Mar officials discuss tunnel project options, future bluff stability

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

San Diego will study possible bridge over I-5 connecting new trolley line to beaches

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus to run for seat on county Board of Supervisors

Will you ride? Transit group hopes to collect ridership data

Mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

San Diego region way off track to meet state mandates for limiting climate pollution from driving

Video | Time lapse of a mega-ton girder placement over La Jolla Village Drive at Genesee Avenue

Escondido's Grand Avenue enhancement program gets initial funding

How they voted, Feb. 17

Bluff collapse delays train service

Pedestrian Safety Project Completed at Busy North County Intersection

Roundtable: Rethinking Transit In San Diego - Changing San Diego’s transit plan to meet climate goals, first story

Politics Report: About the High Speed Rail, second story

Friday, February 15, 2019

Commentary | How transit hub could be vital step to address housing crisis

La Jolla Village Drive reopened after construction finishes early

Pedestrian Safety Project Completed at Busy North County Intersection

Building Connections: Campus Celebrates Gilman Bridge Opening

San Diego's Blue Line Expands Via $2.1B Mid-Coast Corridor

San Diego Can’t Hit State Climate Goals Without Major Transportation Changes

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