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I-805 BRT/47th St. Trolley Station Area Planning

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Project Summary

The 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) includes a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along the Interstate 805 (I-805) corridor between the Otay Mesa Border Crossing and University City/Sorrento Mesa via Chula Vista, National City, Southeastern San Diego, Mid-City and Kearny Mesa.

This BRT line is included in the TransNet program of projects for both capital and operating costs, and is intended to align with the full expansion of a four-lane express lanes facility in the I-805 corridor. One of the key stations along the future BRT line will be at the 47th Street Trolley Station, which will provide regional connectivity to the Orange Line Trolley and local buses, and serve as the main access point for the Southeastern San Diego Communities.

In March 2012, SANDAG, and Caltrans initiated the I-805 BRT/47th Street Trolley Station Area Planning Community Working Group (CWG) which provided an opportunity to collaborate with community members and stakeholders to develop and evaluate alternative station designs.

Through a collaborative effort with the CWG, 15 station design options were developed and evaluated, resulting in the decision to move six alternatives into a more detailed analysis. The second evaluation phase resulted in the proposal of variations of each alternative based on CWG input. Ultimately, four alternatives were selected to move into the environmental phase. 

Funding Status and Next Steps

The work completed in this initial phase will be used to develop a Project Study Report (PSR), Preliminary Environmental Analysis Report (PEAR), and environmental document. Environmental studies are expected to begin in FY 2015, and the environmental document would be finalized in early 2017. TransNet funds associated with the I-805 Corridor will be used to complete the PSR, PEAR and environmental document, which are estimated to cost $3.65 million.

Four Alternatives Recommended for PSR/PEAR

Alternative 1: Mid-Level, In-Line Station 
Alternative 2: Track Level, In-Line Station
Alternative 3: Track Level, Off-Line Station North of Trolley Tracks, East of I-805
Alternative 4: Mid-Level, Off-Line Station South of Trolley Tracks, East of I-805

Past Community Working Group Meetings

Monday, December 16, 2013
Flier
Meeting Summary

Monday, July 29, 2013
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Meeting Summary
Cost Estimate Summary
Scoring Matrix
Handout

Monday, June 10, 2013
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Meeting Summary
Detailed Scoring Matrix
Changes to Criteria
Cost Estimate Summary

Monday, April 29, 2013
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Meeting Summary: English | En Español
Detailed Scoping Matrix
Presentation
NPDES Project Map

Site Tour
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Flier
Meeting Summary: English | En Español

Monday, September 24, 2012
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Presentation
Meeting Summary: English | En Español

Monday, June 4, 2012
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Presentation
Meeting Summary: English | En Español

Monday, March 5, 2012
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Presentation
View Meeting Summary

Traducción al español disponible a solicitud.

Si desea servicios de interpretación, por favor comuníquese con Paula Zamudio, (619) 595-5610 o paula.zamudio@sandag.org 72 horas antes de la reunión.

Si desea obtener información en español por favor comuníquese con Paula Zamudio, (619) 595-5610 o paula.zamudio@sandag.org.

Previous Discussions

This project also will study the improvement of pedestrian/bicycle access and safety, making transit a more viable option for residents, improving access to regional employment centers and retail services, and supporting existing community revitalization efforts.

Project alternatives will incorporate the analysis of potential impacts and benefits of the project on public health via the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) currently being conducted by SANDAG as part of the Healthy Works grant program.

Community Working Group Discussions

The Project Development Team has been meeting with the 47th Street Trolley Station Area Planning Working Group to identify objectives and criteria to evaluate alternatives.

Goals and Objectives

Alternatives Discussed

Levels and Connections
Summary of Alternatives Evaluated

Freeway Level Alternatives
1A - Freeway Level, In-Line Station, Side Platforms
1B - Freeway Level, In-Line Station, Center Platform

Mid-Level Alternatives
2A – Mid-Level, In-Line Station, Side Platforms
2B – Mid-Level, Off-Line Station Flyover, West Side Platform Tunnel Crossing Under Tracks
2C – Mid-Level, Off-Line Station Flyover, East Side Platform Tunnel Crossing Under Tracks
2D – Mid-Level, Off-Line Station Flyover, West Side Platform Open Crossing Under Tracks
2E – Mid-Level, Off-Line Station Flyover, East Side Platform Open Crossing Under Tracks

Track Level Alternatives
3A – Track Level, In-Line Station, Left Hand DAR
3B – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Left Hand DAR, West Side Platform
3C – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Left Hand DAR, East Side Platform
3D – Track Level, In-Line Station, Right Hand DAR
3E – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Right Hand DAR, West Side Platform
3F – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Right Hand DAR, East Side Platform
3G – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Flyover, West Side Platform
3H – Track Level, Off-Line Station, Flyover, East Side Platform

Evaluation Criteria*
*These scores and rankings were used to guide discussions about which alternatives should continue to be evaluated.

Alternatives Recommended for Detailed Analysis

Alternative 2: Mid-Level, In-Line Station, Side Platforms
Alternative 3: Track Level, In-Line Station, Left Hand DAR
Alternative 4BN: Track Level, Off-Line Station, Left Hand DAR, North of Trolley Tracks
Alternative 4C: Mid-Level, Off-Line Station, Left Hand DAR, South of Trolley Tracks

A revised detailed scoring matrix was used to guide discussions with Community Working Group. During the July 29 Community Working Group meeting, Alternative 1: Freeway Level, In-Line Station, Side Platforms was eliminated.

Project Manager

Danielle Kochman, Associate Transportation Planner
Phone: (619) 699-1921, Email: danielle.kochman@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.