Rail

Trolley extension route to UC San Diego selected

Posted on July 26, 2010

The San Diego Association of Governments' (SANDAG) board selected a route for the future extension of the San Diego Trolley from the Old Town Transit Center to the University of California, San Diego and University Towne Centre.

In a unanimous vote, the Board approved a recommendation to select Light Rail Transit Alternative 1, which would extend trolley service north from Old Town Transit Center along the existing rail corridor just east of I-5, cross over I-5 south of Nobel Drive continuing to serve UCSD, then cross to the east side of I-5 at or near Voigt Drive and head south along Genesee Avenue to a transit center at University Towne Centre.

Over the last several months, SANDAG received public input on three potential alignments for the new light rail service. Now that one has been selected, the agency will begin detailed environmental studies on the route.

"We are doing what we promised voters by extending the trolley into the North City and serving the vital UCSD campus and its students. Construction will quickly create many jobs, and its completion in a few years will greatly expand access to employment centers for thousands of San Diegans," said Supervisor Ron Roberts, SANDAG Transportation Committee member and chair of the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Working Group.

The $1.2 billion, 11-mile extension to the region's light rail system is expected to increase transit ridership by 20,000 boardings a day. The voter-approved project has half of the funds dedicated from the TransNet half-cent sales tax.

SANDAG will seek matching funds for the project from the Federal Transit Administration. Construction could begin as soon as 2013, and the line could be in operation as soon as 2015.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen line running modified service for 3rd day

Service has been hampered since overhead catenary wires were yanked down when a dump truck lowered its bed two days ago. There is no timetable for the repair of the wires.

D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened

Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.

Sacramento RT taps HDR Inc. for streetcar design

The contract outlines a $10 million budget to construct the streetcar line.The city wants the money to come from property owners near the streetcar line, but they rejected it in a vote last year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close