In branding, San Diego’s Rapid bus looks as sleek as the best bus rapid transit systems. But on the ground, it falls short of the standards for good bus service.
The cost of SANDAG’s highest-profile projects, the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project to extend the Blue Line north to the UCSD campus, is especially high for a light-rail project. But there is a change SANDAG could consider that would reduce the price tag and take advantage of both existing light-rail lines and the Coaster rail line.
Bay Park and nearby residents are once again mobilizing for a fight against new homes and taller buildings near a planned new trolley stop. This time, the city may not back down as easily.
Protea Properties is optimistic it’s reached a deal with SANDAG to build roughly 40 condos, retail space and commuter parking for a new trolley station on three and a half acres at Clairemont Drive, on the new $2.1 billion Mid-Coast Trolley line set to open in 2021. The agency had held the threat of eminent domain over the developer’s head for months.
My experience with an angry MTS officer who kicked me off the trolley taught me a lesson about investigative journalism. My encounter should teach MTS a lesson, too.
As much as I prefer using public transportation, it’s getting more difficult to like it. The reason boils down to two words: customer service.
MTS has outfitted its own officers with body cameras since 2014 but still has no official policies guiding their use or the release of footage. Now, it’s outfitting private contractors with cameras too – but that footage will stay private.
The Ohio State professor joins Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts after the two discuss a school board president’s lack of institutional knowledge and how we stumbled into our biggest story of the week.
The worst of the worst when it comes to San Diego’s trolley system, Lilac Hills’ inherent un-greenness, expensive solutions for funding homelessness and more news to consume with your coffee.
The Gillespie Field trolley station is in the northwest corner of El Cajon near its namesake, the Gillespie Field Airport. That’s part of its problem – aside from the airport, there is nothing around. The Gillespie Field station was recently called out in a big transit study as the single most underdeveloped transit area in the state.