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Alternative identified
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2011 TransNet Update
released

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Save money. Save time.
Use SchoolPool.
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Bayshore Bikeway groundbreaking August 5 underline spacerDraft Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan comments sought underline spacer
SANDAG recommends phasing and funding modifications for Draft 2050 RTP underline spacerMid-Coast Notice of Intent published in Federal Register underline spacer

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Planning for a sustainable future
SANDAG has crafted a visionary plan calling for $196 billion to be invested over the next 40 years in the San Diego region in a transportation network that provides choices, preserves our natural resources, and responsibly allocates taxpayer funds.

I-5 Locally Preferred Alternative identified
Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration recently identified the Express Lanes Only option as the Locally Preferred Alternative for the I-5 Express Lanes Project. The project will add two Express Lanes to the highway in each direction between La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego and Harbor Drive in Oceanside, separated from the existing general purpose lanes by a striped buffer.

2011 TransNet Update released
As part of SANDAG’s commitment to keep the region’s residents informed about how TransNet sales tax dollars are spent, SANDAG has released the annual TransNet Update brochure.

Save money. Save time. Use Carpool.
SchoolPool is an online ridematching service for parents of children who attend the same school anywhere in the region.

Bayshore Bikeway groundbreaking August 5
Everyone is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony on August 5, 2011, for a new stretch of the Bayshore Bikeway, which will eventually provide a continuous 24-mile loop around San Diego Bay for cyclists and pedestrians.

Draft Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan comments sought
Members of the public are invited to comment on the draft Airport Multimodal Accessibility Plan released by SANDAG in June.

SANDAG recommends phasing and funding modifications for
Draft 2050 RTP

The selection of the Locally Preferred Alternative for I-5 freed up $800 million in the Draft 2050 RTP in the 2030 - 2035 timeframe.

Mid-Coast Notice of Intent published in Federal Register
The Federal Transit Administration published a new Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on July 19, 2011, to supplement the previous scoping period on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project environmental document under National Environmental Policy Act. This decision was made due to the length of time since the original NOI for the project, which was published in April 1990. No scoping meetings are required for this NEPA scoping effort.

SANDAG receives awards
SANDAG was honored with two regional awards at the American Marketing Association’s San Diego Chapter annual awards ceremony. The awards won were for best “New Product/Service Launch” with the Murph Express bus service pilot program, and “Green Marketing Campaign” for Rideshare Week 2010. With competition from other local and national campaigns and only ten awards given out, SANDAG was honored to be recognized by the San Diego marketing community.

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