SANDAG seeks public input

ENCINITAS — A future vision plan calling for $196 billion to be invested during the next 40 years on highways, the coastal rail corridor, the bus and trolley system, and other transportation projects in the San Diego region has been released for public comment.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) will host seven public workshops and hearings in June throughout the county on the 2050 Draft Regional Transportation Plan.
At 4 p.m. June 7, a meeting will be held at the Encinitas Community & Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Another will be held also starting at 4 p.m. June 16, at the San Marcos City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive.
Projects outlined in the draft plan include: adding a second track to the Coaster and Sprinter rail lines to enable more frequent service; expanding the I-5 in North County; implementing rapid bus services, including routes that would connect Oceanside to UTC and Vista; creating a regional network of bike trails and much more.
For a quick, visual tour of how the draft plan will meet the region’s needs as the population continues to grow, visit Envision2050SD.com. This interactive website provides vivid pictures and charts of how billions of dollars will be invested on transit systems, freeways, toll lanes and roads, carpool and vanpool incentives, and much more.
Those who cannot make it to the workshops and hearings can give their feedback several other ways: via the Internet at Envision2050SD.com; by e-mail to 2050rtp@sandag.org; by phone at (877) 277-5736; or by mail to SANDAG, 2050 RTP Comment, 401 B Street, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101. The public comment period closes June 30.

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