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SANDAG Seeks Input on the Central Mobility Hub Tuesday

May 10, 2021 -- Public is Invited to Provide Input on Environmental Issues to be Studied

SANDAG will host a virtual Public Scoping Meeting for the Central Mobility Hub Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Tuesday, May 11. SANDAG will share more information about the Central Mobility Hub project and the alternatives that will be studied. The public is invited to submit comments about the environmental review, engage with the project team, and ask questions.

Central Mobility Hub Scoping Meeting
Tuesday, May 11
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95051143752
*Spanish interpretation will be available.

The Central Mobility Hub is envisioned to be a transportation center that would improve how people move throughout the San Diego region by connecting a variety of transportation options, including a convenient and direct transit link to San Diego International Airport.

“This one-stop shop hub of connectivity will bring transportation, housing, jobs, and entertainment to one centralized location,” said SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata. “Public input is vital to the first step in this process to create the Central Mobility Hub, a critical component to a faster, fairer, cleaner transportation network in the San Diego region.”

The Central Mobility Hub is a key element of the SANDAG 2021 Regional Plan and a cornerstone of the Mobility Hub strategy. In addition to providing a direct transit connection to the airport, the Central Mobility Hub could serve as one of the region’s primary transportation centers – connecting Amtrak, COASTER, Trolley, Rapid, and local bus services, and future transit routes with other mobility options, public services, amenities, jobs, and housing.  

SANDAG is exploring two potential locations for the Central Mobility Hub as well as a Trolley connection alternative:

Intermodal Transportation Center
The Intermodal Transportation Center is a 13-acre site located near the northeastern edge of the airport between Interstate 5 and Pacific Highway, south of Washington Street. This site would provide direct connections to all regional transit services, other mobility options, and the airport.

Navy Old Town Campus
The Navy Old Town Campus is a 70.5-acre site located one-half mile from the airport, west of Interstate 5 and south of Old Town. SANDAG is working with the U.S. Navy to explore the opportunity to include the Central Mobility Hub on a portion of this site. This location also includes the potential for supportive land uses developed by others – such as housing, office space, and retail – in addition to direct connections to all regional transit services, other mobility options, and the airport.

Trolley Connection Alternative
An extension of the Trolley to San Diego International Airport is being studied as a project alternative. This alternative would extend west from the existing Trolley alignment toward the airport via an underground trench/tunnel below Grape and Hawthorne Streets. Under this alternative, a Central Mobility Hub would not be constructed.

The EIR for the Central Mobility Hub will study all aspects of the project, including the proposed project and alternatives, a proposed direct transit connection to San Diego International Airport, and improvements to local roads and highway access.

To learn more, visit the SANDAG Central Mobility Hub virtual engagement site: sandag.mysocialpinpoint.com/centralmobilityhub.

Project Manager(s)

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