Statement: “Seventy-five percent of transportation funding in the next five years will go to transit, up from 50 percent in the last five years,” said Councilman Todd Gloria, in a statement touting his support of the San Diego Association of Government’s 30-year transportation plan.
Determination: A Stretch
Analysis: For politicians supporting the region’s new 30-year transportation plan, there was a common explanation: The plan spends most of its money on transit, not highways. And as a region we’re gradually moving away from highway building as our primary transportation solution.
It was particularly voiced in response to concerns from environmental and other transit groups who allege the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, hadn’t done enough in its blueprint to build out a transit system across the county that would make commuting without a car a viable option, and decrease the county’s carbon footprint.