“If you built it, hopefully they won’t come” seems to be the Coastal Commission’s answer to San Diego International Airport’s request to build a massive parking garage on North Harbor Drive. Airport officials said in 2009 the structure wasn’t needed.
The new Mid-City Rapid isn’t much faster or more dependable than the regular bus it replaced, leaving the El Cajon Boulevard community grasping for the transportation solution it was promised, even while it undergoes a development boom.
The advent of ridesharing has revolutionized the way we move across our cities. These services will continue to expand as long as the law changes to encourage more carpooling innovations.
Direct service from the trolley to San Diego International Airport is finally on the cusp of reality. Give or take 400 feet and a highway crossing.
You think you know, but you have no idea.
In this San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Andrew Keatts and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia lay out the large-scale sweeps the Sheriff’s Department is conducting at trolley stations to try to catch ex-inmates committing crimes.
After talking with people leaving the Lemon Grove station following a Sheriff’s Department operation, all felt quite strongly that the reason they were stopped and harassed was that they were either a person of color, young, or both.
The Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Lemon Drop represents the most aggressive use of data and surveillance to catch potential bad guys. It also adds to the file of how law enforcement is keeping tabs on San Diegans.
Data shows MTS’s intense trolley enforcement efforts primarily happen downtown and in southeastern San Diego. Some residents there view MTS officers as a security force they must contend with constantly – even when they’re not doing anything wrong.
The sheriff uses data to track people it considers potential serious criminals, and initiates massive sweeps to try and catch them in the midst of an arrestable offense. In the process, thousands of residents are contacted by law enforcement just for being in a public place.