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SANDAG in the News

As a major newsmaker in the San Diego region, SANDAG programs, projects, and perspectives are consistently featured in local, national, and even international media. Links to the articles and/or coverage received are listed below.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Meeting schedules: What's ahead for local government

From the dais: Results from city council, school board meetings

Pedestrian-unfriendly in Hillcrest?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sacramento Report: The Chamber’s Capitol Wish List

SANDAG's bike plan: Two public meetings, a petition and vandalism

SANDAG plans to expand Regional Bike Network

In Case You're Confused by the Two San Diego Climate Lawsuits

Friday, March 20, 2015


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Del Mar applies for $155,000 in SANDAG transportation funding

Is California Really Going to Mandate an 80% Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Below 1990 Levels by 2050?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How they voted: City council, school board results

Downtown San Diego Construction Fueling ‘Urban Renaissance’


Could California Supreme Court Review Of San Diego’s Transportation Plan Soon Be Moot?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Monday, March 16, 2015

Case could set climate change precedent

Ruling on SANDAG Transportation Plan to Get State Supreme Court Review

Ruling on SANDAG Transportation Plan to Get State Supreme Court Review

Ruling on SANDAG Transportation Plan to Get State Supreme Court Review

Daily Business Report-March 13, 2015  (California Supreme Court to Review SANDAG’s Transportation Plan)


California Supreme Court Grants SANDAG Request for Review

Group call for bridge toll reinstatement, hopes to reduce traffic

CA Land Use & Development Law Report: California Supreme Court Grants Review of Decision Invalidating SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan*

Supreme Court Will Review CEQA Decision Invalidating SANDAG’s 2050 RTP

California Supreme Court Grants Review of Decision Invalidating SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan

CEQA Alert UPDATE: Petitions for Review Filed in Greenhouse Gas and ICCTA Preemption Cases

Calif. Supreme Court takes up 'historic' environmental docket

San Diego's Trolley is just the beginning of an extensive countywide rail network

United States: California Supreme Court Will Hear Suit On SANDAG’s Transportation Plan

Friday, March 13, 2015

California Supreme Court To Review SANDAG’s Transportation Plan

State high court to review SANDAG lawsuit

State Supreme Court to review SANDAG transportation plan

There is a will for the Bayshore Bikeway. Two areas of concern on the 24-mile path will be worked out

SANDAG Case Accepted by California Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Busy week ahead for school boards, city councils

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NBC 7 interviewed Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director of Criminal Justice Research at SANDAG, on March 10 about a new report on chronic juvenile offenders.
Video not available online

KOGO interviewed Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director of Criminal Justice Research at SANDAG, on March 10 about a new report on chronic juvenile offenders.
Audio not available online

Monday, March 9, 2015

Planned roadway upgrades could get funding boost

Path invites visitors to uncover hidden treasure along the Silver Strand

Friday, March 6, 2015

Rail trail might take detour in Encinitas

Highway 101 being eyed for first segment of Encinitas rail trail

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fix the cracks, leave the potholes. Road repair dilemma in Chula Vista

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


$95 million approved to repair historic Georgia Street bridge

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 petition to SANDAG calls for keeping University Avenue open

Informational meeting on SR76 project March 3

Monday, March 2, 2015

Solana Beach applies for $2M in SANDAG grants

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Genesee Avenue overpass at I-5 to get makeover

Local agencies to modernize second-busiest intercity passenger rail corridor in US

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What's ahead for city councils, school boards

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sacramento Report: A Guide to the 2016 Megaballot

HBA presents development options for 'Pride Plaza'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chamber Members Support Infrastructure Tax

Carlsbad Boulevard Realignment Program Forges ahead

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Study: Incarceration not behind crime drop

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Early data shows North County crime drop

Early plans to raise transportation funds

Fix the flooding, fix the roads

Contract OK’d for street, sidewalk upgrades on Jimmy Durante

Friday, February 13, 2015

SANDAG report cites felony arrest increase

Report: DUI Arrests Down But Felony Arrests Up

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Smart Growth America Rates L.A. Metro Complete Streets Policy in Top Ten

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

San Diego sees spike in felony arrest rate

San Diego adult felony arrests up 8 percent, DUI arrests down 31 percent

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bar servers can aid in reducing drunken driving

Friday, February 6, 2015

Wanna Fix San Diego’s Housing Crisis? Start Here

2 Caltrans projects expected to change University City

Transportation budget would extend trolley from Old Town to University City

Trolley extension funding, I-5 improvements lead transit projects

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Caltrans hears from public on I-5/ SR 78 interchange

New bicycle master plan rides into Vista

New Trolley’s to Serve San Diego’s Blue Line

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Obama Budget Has $150 Million For Mid-Coast Trolley Line

SANDAG weighs sales-tax increase on 2016 ballot

Greatest Hits of 2014 Land Use Law, Pt. 1: CEQA

Monday, February 2, 2015

No trolley in my backyard

Highlights from the City Manager's Weekly Update: Crime Alert -- String of Car Burglaries

Friday, January 30, 2015

Local organizations questions SANDAG retreat location

Public Workshop: I-5, SR-78 Interchange Project

San Diego upgrades Blue Line with Low-Floor Trolley Cars

Mass Transit: MTS Upgrades Blue Line Trolleys

San Diego Transit Agency Launches New Low-Floor Trolley Cars

San Diego Trolley rolls out new low-floor vehicles to Blue Line

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chaos in California's environmental planning?

Councilman Gloria pushes to use TransNet funds

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Santee Park Watch program gets new wheels

Monday, January 26, 2015

What happens when you bring sand to the beach. I.B. homeowners claim SANDAG created a flood hazard

Thursday, January 22, 2015

All the Fuss about One Paseo in One Placeo

Monday, January 20, 2015

Tijuana Innovadora looks ahead

New zoning along new trolley line?

Chargers stadium vs. money to schools

Tijuana talks spotlight education, environment, fashion

New development, old issues dotted 2014 landscape

Friday, January 16, 2015

Top Influentials special supplement: San Diego Association of Governments

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Q&A with Gary Gallegos (article starts at page 18)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The State of San Diego’s Surveillance State

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Brown vows to fix CA’s crumbling roads

New border entry planned east of Otay

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fact Check: San Diego’s dearth of law land

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

San Diego County’s Meth Problem Not Going Away

Tuesday January 6, 2015

Construction Agenda: CV Council expected to OK freeway agreement

Yes, CEQA Reform Is Possible

Monday January 5, 2015

MTS Will Offer Free Wi-Fi on Three Routes

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Train track trenching considered in Village

Subcommittee will look at effects of sea level rise on Encinitas

SANDAG offers $15 million in grants

Hottest Topics of the Year in 2014

San Diego to Bring Wi-Fi to Bus Commuters

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Urbanism Took a Beating in 2014

The Most Explosive Opinions of 2014

More commuters look to Metro van pools as alternative to solo driving

Monday, December 29, 2014

Caltrans schedules freeway closures

Freeway closures postponed to early 2015

Caltrans awards freeway project to Flatiron West

Border waits edge up with more traffic

Work on I-805 in South Bay Postponed Until 2015

La Jolla's Year in Review - 2014: A Year in Motion

When good toll roads go bad

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Blame the geeks

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Smart growth grants available via SANDAG

Monday, December 22, 2014

Study finds stark contrasts in opportunity in state, region

EconoMeter: Biggest surprise of 2014

Sup. Ron Roberts elected as SANDAG Vice Chair

Pilot project will connect 'Rapid Bus' and Internet

Roundtable on Mexican farm labor, border traffic, Chula Vista politics

Some San Diego buses to offer wifi access

Yes, CEQA reform is possible

San Diego fights CA courts for its highway-happy plan to increase emissions 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Coaster alcohol ban approved

Rapid to Give Wireless Internet Access One Year Pilot Test

Mayor And City Council Members Sworn Into Office

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong

Battle royal over bicycles: Hillcrest vs. Mission Hills

The Chart That Toppled San Diego's Long-Term Transportation Plan

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Diego could thrive from pain

Upgrades at US border crossing thrill commuters

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Well-being: How does San Diego measure up?

Here’s How to Fix Your Transit Plan, SANDAG

Local transportation projects get share of $254M state allocation

Fourth District’s split decision further complicates CEQA requirements surrounding GHG impact analysis and mitigation measures – dissent warns majority opinion will weaken and confuse the law

Monday, December 15, 2014

Emerald tapped for No. 2 job

Morning Report: SANDAG’s Remarkable Harmony

Freeway project, further litigation on horizon for city

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Bizarre Unity of the SANDAG Board

Roundtable: Gloria Out, Lightner In; Transportation Plan Appealed; Padres Get A Slugger

County of San Diego’s Adopted Climate Action Plan Violates CEQA: Fails to Include Enforceable GHG Reduction Measures

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Coronado City Councilmembers Downey And Sandke Sworn Into Office

Need Artery Repaired? Call Caltrans’ Laurie Berman

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Court orders 2050 emissions to be cut by 80% below 1990 levels

Divided Appellate Panel Rejects San Diego Regional Transportation Plan EIR for Failure to Apply an Executive Order’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Behind the Lone Vote Against SANDAG’s Big Transportation Plan

Del Marians see train platform as unneeded

Fourth District Publishes Another CEQA Decision Setting Aside San Diego Lead Agency’s EIR For Failure To Analyze And Mitigate GHG Emissions Per 2005 Executive Order; SANDAG Announces It Will Seek Review Of Related Adverse Decision

Monday, December 8, 2014

The data on race and crime in San Diego

After Ferguson: SD youth mull what’s next

SANDAG Board Member: My Constituents Want More Freeway Off-Ramps, Not Trolleys

SANDAG to appeal latest ruling against its transportation plan

SANDAG Board Votes to Appeal Transportation Plan Ruling to Supreme Court

SANDAG to appeal Supreme Court ruling

Friday, December 5, 2014

San Diego spent over $1 billion on law enforcement

Report: S.D. governments spent $1.9 billion on law enforcement in 2014

Public safety spending increases for 3rd consecutive year

SANDAG holding closed session meeting on transportation plan lawsuit

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Binational Group Has First Meeting on Otay Mesa East Port Of Entry Project

SANDAG faces hurdles over transportation plan

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

County to appeal climate ruling again

Airport Authority updating master plan

UT-San Diego’s Imaginary “War on Cars”

Global warming: Court says California planners must consider climate impacts of emissions from the transportation sector

Analysis of GHGS under CEQA just got more complex: Fourth District’s split decision invalidates program EIR for SANDAG’s 2050 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

War on cars equals a war on sanity, reality

Solana Beach City Council seeks to redirect parking lot funds to build railroad pedestrian underpass

CEQA Alert: Court of Appeal Rules Against San Diego Agencies in Two Separate CEQA Challenges Involving Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Planning Documents

Analysis Of GHGs Under CEQA Just Got More Complex: Fourth District’s Split Decision Invalidates Program EIR For SANDAG’s 2050 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

Monday, December 1, 2014

Climate change lawsuits press county leaders

El Cajon Blvd. successes, potentials shared by stakeholders

Commentary: SANDAG is right; I-5 widening is top priority

Court: Environmental Review for San Diego’s Highway-Happy Plan Inadequate

Court: San Diego infrastructure, mass transportation plans fail to meet climate tests

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SANDAG to improve safety at Palomar Street

Open house spotlights Double Track and Special Events Platform for Del Mar

Court rules narrowly against SANDAG on transportation emissions standards

EIR For SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan Rejected By Court Of Appeal

Court rejects San Diego transportation plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Appeals court rejects SANDAG plan

Morning Report: The Third Part of Who Lied

Appeals Court Rules San Diego’s Regional Transportation Plan Fails To Meet State Law

Court Ruling Shuts Down SANDAG's 40-Year Transportation Plan

Improved San Ysidro Port of Entry is already paying off for San Diego County businesses

Appeals court upholds ruling against SANDAG plan

Appellate Court Confirms SANDAG’s Transportation Plan Fails to Address Climate Change

A message from Del Mar Mayor Lee Haydu: Much has been accomplished over years

California Appeals Court rejects Transportation Plan for San Diego

California Court of Appeal Confirms San Diego's Freeway-focused Transportation Plan Violated Environmental Law

San Diego's $200B Transpo Plan Sinks On Appeal

Monday, November 24, 2014

SANDAG rejects call to delay freeway expansions

SANDAG gets final approval on trolley extension project

San Diego’s Trolley’s Blue Line Extension Approved

Trolley extension to UCSD gets final approval

National Bicycle Tourism Conference Kicked Off in San Diego

Trolley’s Northern Extension Gets Final Environmental OK

City signs onto sustainability program, increases staffing

SANDAG approves trolley extension report

EIR Approved For Blue Line Trolley Extension

La Jolla link next for San Diego Trolley

San Diego board OKs environmental report for Mid-Coast trolley extension

Go-ahead for San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor

Friday, November 21, 2014

Trolley link to La Jolla clears big hurdle

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meth use, gang activity prevalent among SD arrestees

Liquid Meth Smuggling Increases at Local Borders

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FedEx distribution center coming to Oceanside

National Bicycle Tourism Conference Kicks Off in San Diego

Parties in SANDAG litigation ask court what it means to take climate change planning seriously

Monday, November 17, 2014

Forum to be held about San Dieguito Double Track

Friday, November 14, 2014

SDFP Street Beat: North Park Jack in the Box, South Park Target, Uptown Regional Bike Corridor Update

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SANDAG asking the public for ideas to get the trolley out of Palomar Street's way

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Even Bike-Crazed San Diegans Don’t Bike to Work

Greg Cox on San Diego's Blue Tech Cluster

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Rapid Transit bus Now in Service

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fourth District disapproves SD county climate plan, sends signals for SANDAG ruling

Monday, November 3, 2014

Vista reviews parking rules for downtown development

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Aging wooden bridges over Los Penasquitos Lagoon to be replaced

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here’s How You’ll Get to Work in 2035, San Diego

SANDAG reports drug use generally up among arrestees

South Bay residents get health report

Residents voice concerns over proposed roundabout

Dramatic Increase in Marijuana Consumption in San Diego

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Marijuana Use Among San Diego County Arrestees Reaches 14-Year High

Marijuana, Meth on 'Dramatic' Rise in San Diego County: Report

Marijuana, meth use up in San Diego County

County arrestees' pot use reaches 14-year high

New stats show 'highest levels' of drug use among people arrested

Marijuana Use Reaches 14-Year High Among Arrestees in San Diego

Monday, October 27, 2014

New stoplights fight gridlock

SANDAG OKs funds for $14.5M bike path along I-15

Track work interrupts weekend rail service along coast

SANDAG approves budget for new bike path project

Friday, October 23, 2014

SANDAG to consider new bike path project

Mission Valley bike path

Construction closes train tracks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trolley’s Northern Extension Gets Key Federal Approval

SDFP Street Beat: 4th & 5th Avenue Bike Lanes – A Win for All

FTA signs off on environmental document for San Diego trolley project

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FTA signs ROD for Mid-Coast Trolley project

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trolley to La Jolla takes key step

U.S., Mexico strike deal on trusted traders

Biotech industry rebounds San Diego economy

SANDAG approves final 2014 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

Early work on North Coast Corridor project could begin within months

Orange County drivers signing up for 17 extra years of road tolls

Friday, October 17, 2014

Allied Gardens - Grantville Community Council - October 2014

SANDAG committee to be updated on North Coast Corridor Project

ITS California 2014 Thinking Aloud Show 2 (features SANDAG Principal Technology Program Manager James Dreisbach-Towle)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SANDAG approves final 2014 RTIP

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

County investment pool received highest S&P ratings

New Rapid bus route for Rancho Bernardo commuters starts

RB-to-UCSD Bus Route Launched with Free Rides

McCann's plan a sham? Chula Vista council candidate proposes hiatus on tolls for SR-125

Jablonski named APTA 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One Thing the City Can’t Manufacture: More Space

Chula Vista City Council candidate proposes a toll-free toll road for 2 months

Civic SD seeks input for downtown mobility plan

Fits and Starts: Biotech Industry Rebounds San Diego Economy

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rapid Bus route between Rancho Bernardo, UC San Diego begins


New speedy RB-to-UCSD bus route opens Monday

Border crossings, hotels spur South County growth

Encinitas undercrossings unsuccessful in grant bid

Does prison realignment make anyone feel safer?

Friday, October 10, 2014

New rapid bus route through Mid-City to begin service Sunday

SANDAG board meeting canceled due to conflict

Rail Service Interrupted Along North County Coast for Repairs, Late October

NCTD announces a weekend closure of North County rail service

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Taking part in International Walk to School Day

Roundabout planned for Jimmy Durante; utility poles will remain

CP&DR News Summary 

MTS ready to open $44 million 'Rapid' bus route

San Diego Rideshare week begins!/on-air/as-seen-on/San-Diego-Rideshare-Week-Begins/278264631

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mid-City ‘Rapid 215’ Bus To Start Running Oct. 12

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Behind the Competing Plans to Make Over Hillcrest

Monday, October 6, 2014

Online Candidate Forum, Week 4: 'How do you plan to address SANDAG's housing mandate?'

Friday, October 3, 2014

Domestic Violence Sparked 20% Of San Diego County Homicides In 2013

Domestic Violence Tied to 1 in 5 Homicides: Study

1 in 5 Homicides Locally Due to Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Balancing Housing Density And Community Character In San Diego

Domestic Violence Tied to 1 in 5 Homicides: Study

Miramar College Transit Station, I-15 access ramp to open

Mira Mesa Direct Access Ramp Completes, Opens to Public Monday

Sand replenishment a longstanding concern

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Faulconer’s Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases Comes With Teeth

Legal news briefs: SANDAG suit status, another administrative record costs case, and more

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

City declares October ‘Domestic Violence Awareness Month’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Digging for badger sightings

County jail to open 2nd veteran’s unit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Border Crossing Wait Times Plummet At San Ysidro

Border Traffic Improvements Could Improve Economy

$1.25M 'zipper' machine rarely used on I-15

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Highlights from APA California

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

For San Diego Businesses, the Sky Is What’s Limiting

High hopes for San Diego’s Climate Action Plan

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Diego judge tentatively rejects bid for license plate records

San Diego Judge Tentatively Rules Against Access to License Plate Records

Monday, September 22, 2014

License plate database will stay a secret

Half a dozen bills signed to strengthen California’s EV market

Friday, September 19, 2014

San Diego judge denies request for license scans

Grantville redevelopment proceeding slowly

Crime numbers soar 27 percent locally

Privacy Groups Take 2nd Hit on License Plate Data

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Connect Main Street coming along in Lemon Grove

New lanes ease border wait times at the border

Lane Openings at San Ysidro Ease Cross-Border Travel

Theories considered for crime drop

Monday, September 15, 2014

Driving too near bikes could bring fines

Hillcrest groups to host forum on alternatives to University Avenue bike plan

Bonds will finance transportation upgrades

Friday, September 12, 2014

Community proposes alternative transit plan

Bond Market Snaps Up Sandag’s Latest Offering

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Poway remains safest city in San Diego County

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Property crime drops; arson, rapes increase

San Diego County’s Violent Crime Down Slightly

New report shows crime drop in San Diego County

Crime down across county so far this year

SANDAG Sees ‘Historic Drops in Crime,’ But Rapes Soar 20%

Statistics shows crime decreased in San Diego

Advocates push SANDAG for transit-first policy

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taxis vs. Uber: An econo-debate

Where One Paseo Stands on the Smart-Growth Checklist

Updated transport plan focus of SANDAG meeting

Friday, September 5, 2014

Citizens pitch alternative transit plan (corrected version)

Schools go green with ‘Walk to School’ Day

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I-805 projects aim to offer drivers choice, flexibility

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Construction companies see projects trickle in

$350 Million in Bonds Sold to Finance Key Transportation Improvements

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Biggest Decision the Mayor Has to Make on the Climate Action Plan

SANDAG sells $350 million in bonds for transportation

SANDAG Sells $350 Million in Bonds for Highway, Trolley Projects

Hillcrest coalition formed around alternative to SANDAG bike plan

Friday, August 29, 2014

We’ll Have to Do Better than a ‘Sustainable’ San Diego

Carlsbad Roundabout Gets New Public Art

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Living here swallows more of your money

San Diego’s Other Affordability Problem

Rapid bus project nearly complete in Mid-City

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marijuana Use Among Juvenile Hall Youth at High

San Diego Community Stands Up to U.S. GSA and Announces 5,000 Signature Petition Calling for Commercial and Mixed-use Development at World’s Busiest Land Port of Entry

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rancho Bernardo planners, council seek additional members

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Locals to get say on planned Balboa Avenue Trolley Station

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


With Operation Secure San Diego, SDPD Is Doing More Watching and Less Talking

The Catch-22 of San Diego’s Tourism Economy

San Carlos Area Council News - August 15

Monday, August 18, 2014

Smart growth: Density is not the enemy

North County cities are on board with the I-5 corridor plan

I-5 widening, extensive North County coastal transportation plan approved

U.S. and Mexico Signed an Agreement to Build East Otay-2 Border Crossing

Friday, August 15, 2014

National City unveils street safety upgrades

Student safety receives financial boost in National City

Thursday, August 14, 2014

I-5 expansion gets big green light

Coastal Commission OKs 40-Year Plan For North County Transportation Needs

Fact Check: The Leanest Police Force in San Diego

Calif. Coastal Commission approves plan to expand 27-mile stretch of Interstate 5

Coastal Commission OKs North County freeway expansion

40-year North County coastline transportation plan approved

Coastal panel OKs North Coast Corridor project

40-Year Transportation Plan for San Diego Coast Gets Green Light


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Smart step for a better San Diego future

Coastal Commission considers 27-mile North County transportation plan

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I-8 goes under the microscope

Monday, August 11, 2014

Slow job growth rate disappoints

August 13 hearing to consider widening of I-5

San Diego businesses, by the numbers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Drug to cut heroin addiction hailed in study

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

AAA bond ratings to help region’s key infrastructure projects

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Western pond turtles getting a closer look

New Starts: Another London Orbital, Light Rail to UC San Diego, Citi Bike Deal Needs OK From DOT

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mexican foreign minister in San Ysidro

Zoo Helping Reintroduce Rare California Turtle Species

Friday, August 1, 2014

SANDAG Transportation Scenarios Public Workshops

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Transformed San Ysidro Port of Entry can aid local economy

Report: 1 in 10 juvenile arrestees on meth

Meth Use Up Among Youth Booked Into Juvenile Hall

Torrey Pines infrastructure plan laid out at traffic group parley

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Report: Increased Meth Use By Minors Booked Into Juvenile Hall

SANDAG finds 1 in 10 juvenile offenders on meth

Meth Use Up Among Juvenile Detainees in 2013, Continuing Trend

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ideas, Complaints Wanted at Interstate 8 Meeting

SANDAG to issue $350M in bonds

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fitch Rates San Diego County Regional Transportation Commission, CA's $350MM Sales Tax Revs 'AAA'

Friday, July 25, 2014

SANDAG seeks public input on trolley plan document, new environmental wrinkle

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SANDAG seeking community input on I-8 corridor improvements

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Small business owners invited to ‘Meet the Buyers’ on Friday

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bumps in the road for trolley expansion

The “Meet the Buyers Tour” is coming to Poway!

Endangered Fairy Shrimp May Slow Trolley Extension

Escondido’s pocket park brings new look to area

IBTTA, Transportation Leaders Converge on San Diego to Showcase New Technologies Transforming Mobility Around the Globe

ABO’s Summer of Algae 2014 celebrates successes in Washington, across the US

Friday, July 18, 2014

Document on shrimp impact by proposed trolley project released*

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Plan In The Works For Seasonal Del Mar Train Platform

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Clairemont Residents Question Trolley Stations, Development

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Energy Center Grows Nationally, Drops ‘California’ from Name

Mid Coast Trolley Station Design Workshops

Monday, July 14, 2014

Supporters Hope for Green Light for I-5 Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

Roadblock to future growth: Money
ULI panel looks at neighborhood/developer conflicts

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Green Scene In I.B. Helps Businesses Save Energy And Money

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Public meetings being held to take input on design of future trolley stations

Transit choices, density to transform SD communities

Study reveals San Diego, Baja California region as nexus of key manufacturing industries
Report highlights area’s vital industry concentrations

SANDAG offers employers help with ‘Telework’ Programs

UTC Residents, Planners Discuss Trolley Station Design

Public Mid-Coast Trolley Meetings in July Kick Off at UTC Tuesday

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

First of three trolley station design meetings Tuesday

Public Mid-Coast Trolley Meetings in July Kick Off at UTC Tuesday

Conversation taking shape over Tony Gwynn Parkway

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Conversation taking shape over Tony Gwynn Parkway

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

City Council funds fire station, transit center

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yes, Full-Service Transit Can Work. Just Look at Lemon Grove

SANDAG pilot program to offer 'teleworking' guidance

Monday, June 30, 2014


Friday, June 27, 2014

Algae biotechnology: The ''Green Revolution 2.0''

Thursday, June 26, 2014

4 Ways SDPD Is Grappling With New Tech Issues

SANDAG responds to concerns about platform, double tracking

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SANDAG accepts final San Ysidro Intermodal Transportation Center study

La Jolla residents start petition to nix trolley station

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

EconoMeter: Iraq insurgency watch

Del Mar Rotary Club updated on Caltrans’ North Coast Corridor Program

Is San Diego ready for sky tram linking Downtown to Balboa Park?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Why Plans for UTC COASTER Stop were Derailed

South County to get 'Rapid' too

Aerial tram ride over San Diego proposed

Aerial tram possibly coming to San Diego

Friday, June 20, 2014

Federal Gas Tax Hike Touted To Replenish Highway Fund

CWA board adopts MND for SLR River pipeline relining

First-of-its-Kind Study Reveals San Diego, Imperial Counties & Baja California Region as Nexus

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Small business group honors entrepreneurs

Grant breathes life into PB/Clairemont transit station

Daily Business Report-Small Business Awards

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Southwestern College hosts SANDAG's annual binational event

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rush-hour gridlock jumps 24 percent

6 Local Companies Honored for Employee Bike-to-Work Ridership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Minimum wage proposal moves forward

SANDAG shifts trolley bridge location near La Jolla

'Rapid' bus begins operating; high-frequency service uses I-15 Express Lanes

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moveable freeway barrier that stays put
Reader asks why Caltrans doesn't move I-15 express lanes barrier

Rapid Bus Serves Launches Between Escondido And Downtown San Diego

Monday, June 9, 2014

Coverage of Rapid launch

New 'Rapid 235' Bus Line Launches

Rapid bus service opens along I-15

Free Rides Help Launch ‘Rapid’ MTS Bus Service on I-15 Corridor

You are invited! Free Rapid celebration on Sunday, June 8!

You are invited! Free Rapid launch celebration on Sunday, June 8!

Study reveals San Diego and Imperial Counties and Baja California region as Nexus

Travel Round-trip San Diego/Escondido on I-15 RAPID!

Moveable freeway barrier that stays put
Reader asks why Caltrans doesn't move I-15 express lanes barrier

Rapid Bus Serves Launches Between Escondido And Downtown San Diego

Friday, June 6, 2014

New ‘Rapid’ Bus Service Opens Sunday on I-15 Corridor

New express bus system for I-15 launches Sunday

MTS unveils bigger, comfier bus

Rail platform in Del Mar Fairgrounds’ future

Friday, May 23, 2014

Probation Re-Arrest Stats Anything But Alarming

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CV residents oppose planned residential project. Concerns raised about public safety

Developers forced to pay more to build in Encinitas

Building Industry Association calling city’s proposed fee hike ‘unjustified’

Groups divided over Coast Highway workshop

Del Mar may step up changes to sidewalk project

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Increase in Peace Officers Killed, Assaulted for Third Year: SANDAG Survey

$75K to Study 'Tube' Proposed for Coronado Bay Bridge

County considers pedestrian-bike tube for Coronado Bridge

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A pedestrian, bike tube to Coronado?

Endangered Shrimp May Delay Trolley

Monday, May 19, 2014

Racial Data Collected From San Diego Police Traffic Stops Shows Irregularities


Friday, May 16, 2014

Bike To Work Day Rescheduled For May 30

CA’s Regional Agencies Tout Increased Ped Safety Funding in Sacramento

Supervisor Dianne Jacob mentioned the postponement of Bike to Work Day as part of her media briefing on the fires

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bike to Work Day Postponed to May 30 Due to Wildfires

App to help drivers avoid traffic along I-15 unveiled

Latest on local impacts by region’s wildfires

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bike to Work Day interview

Bike to Work 8@8 interview

Condo residents hail SANDAG decision to implement original trolley corridor route

Bike path to Mission Valley needs funding

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tiny critter could slow trolley expansion

U-T Transportation Minute on 511 San Diego app

What’s The 511? New San Diego Traffic App Unveiled By SANDAG

San Diego Memorial Ceremony Recognizes Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Coverage of 511 SD app launch

App Helps SD Drivers Avoid Traffic

Officers killed/Assaulted in San Diego region

Coverage of 511 San Diego app launch

Coverage of 511 San Diego app launch

Coverage of 511 San Diego app launch

Fox 5 San Diego Covered the launch of 511 San Diego app at Friday media event.
Video not available online.

SANDAG releases traffic app

Bikeway linking SE San Diego to Bayshore advances with grant manager named

San Diego regional commuters get free traffic app

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SANDAG awarded $300K grant for alternative fuels plan

New bike path open along San Diego River

Cities Have Until May to Get Share of $360M for Walking, Biking Projects

City Extends Bike Path from OB through Fashion Valley

Mid-Coast Transit Project Sparks Debate in La Jolla

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Energy Commission grants include $1.1M to UC Davis for transportation center

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

San Diego County Report Shows Drop In Violent Crime In 2013

Monday, April 21, 2014

Violent crime falls across SD County

SANDAG releases new statistics showing violent crime is down in San Diego County

SANDAG report: Some parts of San Diego County see surprising jump in crime rate

Auto thefts down sharply over decade ago, while violent crime rate slips too

Cities eyeing $360M for bike, walkway projects

Vehicle thefts at 30-year low in San Diego County

Friday, April 18, 2014

Why county's crime continues to drop

Number of car thefts in San Diego County hits 30-year low

Morning Report: What's putting the brakes on 'Rapid' transit

SANDAG study reports less theft, violent crime in San Diego

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reality Check: Mid-City Rapid vs. the Clock

New Bike Path Opens in Oceanside

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the agenda: North County government meeting schedules

Ask Mr. Commute: Trolley, freeway questions answered

Oceanside's Coastal Rail Trail costly new segment now open

1st part of 44-mile coastal bike trail opens


Portion of 44-Mile Coastal Bike Path Opened in Oceanside

$2.45M Segment of Coastal Rail Trail in Oceanside Is Completed

Monday, April 7, 2014

Completion Of Coastal Rail Trail Segment In Oceanside Cause For Celebration

Small-business group holds how-to on getting started with larger contracting agencies

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cubic's next step in transit

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Oceanside bike path to open Monday

SANDAG brings local officials, Mexican officials together at annual meeting

North SD business group hosting 'Meet the Buyers'

Calls increase for mental disorders; deputies see 17 percent increase in 2013; 16 percent more in 2014

Comparten proyectos

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What SeaWorld can build

The Scope of San Diego’s Gang Problem

CicloSDias Turns Pacific Beach Streets 'Car-Free' for a Day

Gilman Gains New Bike Lanes

What accounts for multifamily housing costs

Regidores de Tijuana impulsan carril para ciclistas en garitas

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SANDAG gets update on Otay Mesa border project

Meet Mid-City’s ‘New Diet Trolley’

SANDAG approved $200 million for projects that would improve biking throughout the county

SANDAG announces Diamond Award winners

Friday, March 28, 2014

Water Authority adopts master plan update

La Jolla Elementary School Staffer Named SANDAG Commuter of the Year

The Rent Is Too Damn High? How About the Cost of Cars?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

City pushes for widening jammed freeway

Friday, March 21, 2014

Funding plans made for Stage Coach/Reche intersection

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lemon Grove promenade earns public works award

Police examine stats on mental health calls

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Little relief when transit riders need to go

SANDAG Report Shows Increase In Mental Health Incidents With Police

SANDAG responds to 11th-hour trolley shift woes; e-mails show agency may have reached accord with Mormon temple before hearing public input

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SANDAG Report Shows Increase In Mental-Health Incidents With Police

Cops see big increase in mental health calls

Mental Health Emergency Calls Rise 55%: SANDAG

Area Police Responded to 55% More Mental-Health-Related Incidents

What San Diego Law Enforcement Is Up Against

Monday, March 17, 2014

San Ysidro border upgrade truly a government 'investment'

Friday, March 14, 2014

Neighbors packed meeting over proposed Trolley route

Trolley power substation delivered for better control of speed and traction of lines and cars

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SANDAG Reps Will Answer Questions During Meeting Tonight

Program increases funding for VC roads

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

County adds money to busy intersection

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teaching 11-Year-Olds to Say No to Gangs

Monday, March 10, 2014

Faulconer talks roads, rail in TJ trip

Friday, March 7, 2014

Heroin use up in San Diego County

Update from Council President Todd Gloria: Staff changes, new police chief, food trucks and more! (Mentions Mid-City Rapid construction)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Carpool lanes arrive on South County's I-805

New Carpool Lanes to Open Around San Diego

The Cost Of Attracting Companies To San Diego

South Bay commute is about to get easier

Democratic Delegation Applaud Inclusion of San Ysidro Port of Entry Funding in President’s Budget

$216 million for San Ysidro port in new budget

City Council Addresses Beach Fire Ordinance; Pomona Roundabout Construction

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Econometer takes on labor force drop

San Diego doesn’t rank well with job seekers

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

San Diego Job Market Strong, Despite High Profile Job Cut Announcements

Monday, March 3, 2014

Transit hub reopens after $12.M makeover

In Southeastern San Diego, The Fine Line Between Gang Policing And Gang Behavior

Pump the Brakes on the Hillcrest Bike Route

Bicycles and Pie at the OB Town Council Meeting

San Diego Mayor Faulconer Names Chiefs of Staff

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Sabre Springs/Penasquitos Transit Station opens to public Monday

USA: Port of San Diego Hosts AAPA Maritime Workshop

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New lights added to Creek Walk

Transit station opens in Sabre Springs

Transportation officials show off $12.2M transit station renovation

Transit station opens Monday morning

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

San Diego passes med pot rules

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Carousel eviction razzed; roundabout earns rose


San Diego Council to consider medical marijuana dispensaries regulations

Monday, February 24, 2014

Murder hits near-record low in county

Del Mar residents learn about sidewalk, street and drainage improvements project at open house

Friday, February 21, 2014

Roundabout coming to Carlsbad

Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Planned bike lane in Hillcrest concerns nightlife community

NCTD knows the indispensability of a good plan and of being a good partner

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces Key to Combating Cross-Border Drug Trafficking and Violence, Report Finds

San Diego to become more bike friendly

Cardiff community weighs in on rail trail fencing, lighting

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Caltrans to focus on traffic management in 2014

UTC residents fear trolley line change will lower home values; proposed parking garage also at issues

Tuesday, February, 18, 2014

Roundtable: Faulconer’s Win; Sex Crimes & SDPD; Surveillance In San Diego

A Familiar Enemy Emerges to Bike Plan: Parking Spots

City outlines its infrastructure woes at local workshop

San Diego Will Try to Establish Regulations for Medical Marijuana, Again

Friday, February 14, 2014

San Diego City Council To Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations Again

Study: Heroin Use in San Diego County on the rise

SANDAG pushes forward on two Mission Valley bike path projects

Thursday, February 13, 2014

City Council to consider medical marijuana regulations again

NBC aired a teaser on the Caltrans 2014 Transportation Update (a media event held Feb. 13)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Third Of SD County Jail Population Would Have Been In State Prison Before Realignment

Prison realignment strains county jails, study says

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Letter to the community: Let's meet about bike lane on University Avenue

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jail population changing under state law

Uptown Might Be Warming to Bike Infrastructure

Third Of SD County Jail Population Would Have Been In State Prison Before Realignment


Report: California budget constraints cause San Diego prison populations to balloon

KUSI interviewed Dr. Cynthia Burke regarding a new SANDAG study on the effects of public safety realignment

Fox 5 aired a segment on a new SANDAG study on the effects of public safety realignment

La Mesa residents concerned about crime and traffic

Friday, February 7, 2014

Study looks at local impact of realignment

Report: California budget constraints cause San Diego prison populations to balloon
Local inmate population is 113 percent of capacity

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Supervisors hear report on growth of life science industry

Reported crimes in Poway dropped 5.7 percent last year

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hooked Anew: The Rising Heroin Epidemic

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

EconoMeter: Why play the Super Bowl in different cities?

Monday, February 3, 2014


Facial recognition software tested countywide by law enforcement

Trolley options expanding for La Mesans

College Area Community Council and Planning Board

San Luis Rey Transit Center Opens in Oceanside

Friday, January 31, 2014

New transit hub to open in north Oceanside

Sandag Retreat at Barona Resort Is Open to the Public

SANDAG says 29.7 percent living below poverty level

Monday, January 27, 2013

River trail celebration Saturday at Mast Park

O'side aims to balance jobs, housing ratio

City to borrow $3 million for sidewalk improvements


Thursday, January 23, 2014


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Keeping Big Brother Out of San Diego

More Studies About Inequality and Poverty (Not Good) (second to last article mentions SANDAG report on poverty)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Report Finds 10 Percent Of San Diegans Live In Poverty

One in Ten Live in Poverty in San Diego County, SANDAG Says

Prison realignment may mean rising crime, says county supervisor

#citydata: Ten Facts About Cities (Part 6)

Friday, January 17, 2014

KUSI interviewed SANDAG Director of Applied Research Dr. Cynthia Burke about a new SANDAG report on poverty in the San Diego region

NBC mentioned the newly released SANDAG report on poverty in the San Diego region

KGTV mentioned the newly released SANDAG report on poverty in the San Diego region

SANDAG report says 13 percent of individuals (387,565 people) in San Diego County are living below federal poverty level

New trolley route set to connect Mission Valley and University City

Thursday, January 16, 2014

City Heights grocery store preparing to close its doors

One in Ten Live in Poverty in San Diego County, SANDAG Says

Heritage Elementary School honored as a top finisher in Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge (See page 4)

Barrio Logan Gateway Sign Project Breaks Ground

State of the City Address Jan. 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good news for border crossers

Congress Secures Funding For San Ysidro Border Project

One in Ten Live in Poverty in San Diego County, SANDAG Says

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Barrio Logan landmark sign going up

Barrio Logan Gets Neighborhood Sign

Monday, January 13, 2014

San Diegans flee costs, joblessness

Wow Fallbrook, but why? And how?  

Border Crossing Construction to Cause Delays

Friday, January 10, 2014

Encinitas won't conduct own study on I-5 widening

Otay Mesa planning update nears completion

Housing needs for a changing America

Thursday, January 9, 2014

IB moves forward with Palm corridor master plan

2014 construction predicted to go on upswing

Bullet train in San Diego

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

South County is on the move

Planners vote to delay two road projects to fund intersection improvements

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Yellen named to head Fed

Jim Madaffer named to key transportation panel

Santee Council to Discuss Abandoned Shopping Carts, Storm Drain Costs (mentions Prospect Avenue Enhancement Project)

Monday, January 6, 2014

SANDAG and Face recognition program

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bike trails expanding along the coast

Thursday, January 2, 2014

San Diego’s 2014 economy looking so-so. Sorta Happy New Year

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