Friday, April 17, 2015

Mid-Coast Trolley Approved to Proceed With Final Design

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SANDAG received notice this month from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that the Mid-Coast Trolley project is approved to enter into engineering and may proceed with final design. This is an important milestone in the project’s development, and represents the next step forward in the process of seeking federal New Starts funding.

With the Record of Decision in November 2014, SANDAG was given authority to move forward with specific project activities such as right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, and the purchase of trolley vehicles. With approval for engineering, the next steps will be to finalize design and seek approval of the Full Funding Grant Agreement. The Full Funding Grant Agreement, which confirms federal funds, is anticipated in late 2015.

This month SANDAG will present design concepts for Mid-Coast Trolley stations to community planning groups within the corridor. These presentations are follow-ups to station design workshops that were conducted in University City, Clairemont, Pacific Beach, and Linda Vista in the summer of 2014.

The summer workshops provided SANDAG with important input from the community about priorities and preferences for station design elements. This input was used by the design team to advance the station design concepts.

Project team members will present these concepts at the following community planning group meetings this month:

Clairemont Community Planning Group
Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 p.m
Cadman Elementary School, 4370 Kamloop Avenue

Linda Vista Planning Group
Monday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.
Linda Vista Branch Library, Community Room, 2160 Ulric Street

Pacific Beach Planning Group
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 p.m.
Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, 4275 Cass Street


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  2. Curious why there aren't any stations planned for Clairemont? Lots of stops around the 8 freeway and a bunch in UC, why not one closer to the 52/5 intersection? Or maybe at the end of Jutland?

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