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Board Actions - April 2019

SANDAG Executive Director’s Report

SANDAG has a history of doing big things. In February, our Board took the next step toward a big thing when it unanimously approved an action plan to develop a bold new transportation vision for the 2021 Regional Plan, one that will transform the way people and goods move throughout the region. And to be truly transformative, to really make a difference and reach our goals of reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, we need to consider even bigger ideas than we have in the past.

As the first major step in this process, staff introduced key strategies, known as the 5 Big Moves, at our April 26 joint meeting of the Board of Directors, its Policy Advisory Committees, and the Independent Taxpayers Oversight Committee. The 5 Big Moves will be used to identify transportation solutions for critical connections throughout the region that can help move us forward in the next 20, 30, 50, 100 years – for generations to come. We are at an important point in time, and the technology is emerging that can enable us to create a totally new transportation system.

Feedback from our April meeting and over the coming months, along with input from stakeholders and the public, will continue to inform the 2021 Regional Plan visionary framework. Soon, we’ll be visiting your city councils and the community to talk about our vision - a vision for a transportation system that serves everyone in the region.

Hasan Ikhrata, SANDAG Executive Director
(619) 699-1990,
hasan.ikhrata@sandag.org

April 26 Board Meeting

San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan

Staff introduced key strategies, known as the 5 Big Moves, that will be used to identify transportation solutions for critical connections throughout the region as part of San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan. The 5 Big Moves will set the framework for a new transportation vision for our region that will help meet the San Diego region’s environmental goals, add capacity to the freeway system, and create compelling transportation alternatives to driving. The 2021 Regional Plan will synchronize the 5 Big Moves to deliver a fully integrated, world class transportation system for the San Diego region.

The 5 Big Moves are:

Complete Corridors: The backbone of a complete transportation system that leverages technology, pricing, and connectivity to add capacity and repurpose how both highways and local roads are used.

Transit Leap: A complete network of high-capacity, high-speed, and high-frequency transit services that incorporates new transit modes and improves existing services.

Mobility Hubs: Places of connectivity where a variety of travel options converge to deliver seamless travel experiences in the heart of where we live, work, and play.

Flexible Fleets: On-demand, shared, electric vehicles that personalize travel options between transit and Mobility Hubs along the network of Complete Corridors.

Next Operating System: An integrated platform that will serve as the “brain” of our region’s future transportation system.

Feedback from this meeting and over the coming months, along with input from stakeholders and the public, will continue to inform the 2021 Regional Plan visionary framework.

This item was presented for informational purposes only.

For more information, visit SDForward.com/vision.

Key Staff Contact: Coleen Clementson, (619) 699-1944, coleen.clementson@sandag.org

Next SANDAG Board of Directors Meetings

The May 2019 SANDAG Board of Directors meetings will take place on Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 24.

For more information, visit sandag.org/calendar.

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