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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What/Who is SANDAG?

SANDAG is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, transit construction, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and transit construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics. SANDAG directors are mayors, councilmembers, and a supervisor from each of the region’s 18 cities and county government.

2. Where are meeting schedules and agendas posted?

Meeting schedules and agendas are posted on the SANDAG website at sandag.org/meetings.

3. Is your budget available online?

Yes, the SANDAG budget and overall work program is available on our website.

4. Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.

5. What is TransNet?

On November 2, 2004, more than 67 percent of voters countywide approved Proposition A, the 40-year extension of TransNet — the local half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements. This funding source is critical to help reduce the region’s growing traffic congestion. The local sales tax extension will generate $14 billion for transportation improvements. For more information, go to sandag.org/TransNet.

6. How do I order publications?

Publications can be ordered directly from our website. Most of our publications also are available online.

7. How do I order maps? Is there a fee? What about custom maps? What about aerial photos?

Most maps are $10. Use the online order form to obtain a large, hardcopy map. SANDAG also has a variety of useful interactive mapping applications.

There is typically a fee for customized maps. To learn more, contact the SANDAG Service Bureau at (619) 699-1900.

8. Where is information about Traffic volumes/Traffic Forecast Information Center?

Visit the Transportation section under Demographics & Other Data.

9. Where is information on housing?

SANDAG maintains information on persons per household, own/rent house, median rent, income, etc. in the Profile Warehouse.

10. Where is information on vanpools, carpools, and other commute choices?

Visit 511sd.com/iCommute for information on joining/forming a vanpool, carpool, or SchoolPool. Employers also will find information on developing an employee transportation program and the tax benefits available.

11. How can I join FasTrak?

For information on becoming a FasTrak customer which allows solo drivers to use the I-15 Express Lanes and pay a toll visit the FasTrak portion of the SANDAG website. Carpools continue to use the Express Lanes for free.

12. Where is information on San Diego regional airports?

The San Diego Regional Airport Authority.

13. Where can I find the Annual Crime Report, the Arrest Report, and other crime statistics?

The reports are featured at sandag.org/publications under the Criminal Justice section. Other crime statistics can be found at Demographics & other Data under Criminal Justice.

14. How can I apply for a job with SANDAG?

Please visit the Careers section of our website.

15. Where are RFPs posted?

Requests for proposals, statements of qualifications, and bids are posted to the Contracts section of our website.

16. Where can I find demographic information?

Demographic information is available through our Data and Profile Warehouses. The Data Warehouse allows users to manipulate data for a customized response. The Profile Warehouse returns data “profile” sheets in a PDF format.

17. Where can I download GIS data?

Administrative Boundaries, Base Map Features, Land Cover and Activity Centers, Transportation, and Sensitive Lands/Natural Resources data are available under GIS Downloads.

18. I need to plan a transit trip. Where can I access public transit schedules and fare information?

Public transit schedules and fare information is available at 511sd.com/transit or call 511 and say "public transportation." MTS Trolley and bus information is also available at sdmts.com. COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE information is available at gonctd.com.