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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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Encinitas rail crossing gets $2.2M grant

Coastal rail double-tracking effort two-thirds complete

Friday, May 8, 2015

SANDAG’s 35-year plan anticipates density, population growth and transit needs in San Diego

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SANDAG launches grant program for students' active transportation

New Houses Won’t Drain Our Water Supply

Executive Order B-30-15 And CEQA GHG Analysis: Evolving Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Law, Policy And Science

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Houses Won’t Drain Our Water Supply

SANDAG launches grant program for students' active transportation

Bicycle Rodeo This Sunday

Monday, May 4, 2015

North County cities eye sea level studies

California Greenhouse Gas Mandates Keep Coming— Governor Orders 40 Percent Reductions Below 1990 Levels by 2030

California greenhouse gas mandates keep coming

Will Brown’s 40% Executive Order Squeeze Regions Via SB 375?

Friday, May 1, 2015

San Diego Bicycle Coalition Rides Into Bike Month

San Diego County Leaders Kick Off Bike Month

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SANDAG offer transportation draft plan

Mixed reviews on Caltrans meeting

Public asked to comment on regional transportation plan

Authorities say regional crime rates dropped to 35-year lows

SANDAG report: VC crime dropped from 2010 to 2014

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Caltrans freeway projects meeting draws large crowd


May is Bike Month. GO by BIKE!

New Traffic-Enforcement Tech Peers Into Your Car and Counts Passengers

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Transit System Gets Perfect Score in Federal Review

NCTD advises of complete rail closure this weekend, May 2-3

Violent crime hits 35-year-low

San Diego reveals long-term rail vision

SANDAG releases 35-year regional plan

Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's in Your Car

New Tech to Watch: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

CAGTC elects Szabo, four others to board; names new executive director

Monday, April 27, 2015

SANDAG Releases 35-Year Growth Plan For San Diego County

SANDAG predicts 82 percent multifamily units by 2050


SANDAG's 35-year regional plan up for public review

Regional Plan Prepares for 1 Million More People by 2050

San Diego crime rate falls to lowest in 35 years

Friday, April 24, 2015


Thursday, April 23, 2015

County's crime hit 35-year-low in 2014

Proposed rail trail needs work in Encinitas, neighbors say

San Diego County’s Violent Crime Rate Falls To Lowest Figure In 35 Years

Violent and Property Crime Rate in San Diego County Reach 35-Year Low, Homicide Rates Up

San Diego's crime rate falls to its lowest in 35 years

Safe county? San Diego violent crime rate hits 35-year low


San Diego's crime rate falls to its lowest in 35 years

Crime Rate Falls to 35-Year Low in San Diego Region

Let's talk about the Coastal Rail Trail

Encinitas residents divided over location of rail trail route

San Diego crime rate falls to lowest in 35 years

San Diego County's crime hit 35-year-low in 2014

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Safe county? San Diego violent crime rate hits 35-year low

Crime Rate Falls to 35-Year Low in San Diego Region

Coronado Bicycle Rodeo And Festival

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

HNTB recognized with Outstanding Performance Award for Calmentor Mentor-Protégé Program in San Diego

Let's talk about the Coastal Rail Trail

Monday, April 20, 2015

San Diego County Postpones Vote On Growth Policy

New cameras could catch carpool lane violators

Carlsbad seeks to further reduce energy use


Friday, April 17, 2015

New camera may catch carpool violators

Coastal Rail Trail focus of upcoming Encinitas meeting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rincon tribe gives $9.5 million for roads

Bayshore Bikeway Curb Removed

San Diegans Fight Rail Through Downtown Park

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the agenda: What's ahead for city councils, school boards

GO by BIKE gets San Diego moving

Monday, April 13, 2015

Boom or Doom? Huge projects loom

Bikeway Village And Palm Avenue Mixed Use Projects Topics At IB City Council Meeting

Friday, April 10, 2015

The green people are back

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New camera spies carpool cheaters on Interstate 15

SANDAG, Caltrans preserve 50.5 acres of coastal habitat

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More land added to Batiquitos reserve

Batiquitos Lagoon Land To Be Preserved As Mitigation For Freeway Widening

6 Months In, San Diego’s New Rapid Bus Line Boosts Ridership But Not Speed

Acres of Coastal Habitat Near Batiquitos Lagoon To Be Preserved


Land around Batiquitos Lagoon to be preserved

Land around Batiquitos Lagoon to be preserved

SANDAG Adds 50 Acres to Batiquitos Lagoon for Preservation

SANDAG buys 50 acres in Batiquitos Lagoon

Let's talk about SANDAG's open-space purchase

SANDAG announces Batiquitos Lagoon open space purchase

50.5 acres of coastal habitat acquired for open space

SANDAG to present bike plan for North Park neighborhood

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bikeway Village gets final go-ahead

Relax, Mission Valley Can Handle All That Development

Bonkers for bikeways

Cases pending before the California Supreme Court on climate change may foreshadow federal law challenges

Monday, April 6, 2015

North County branding plan to be unveiled

Friday, April 3, 2015

Less arrests, fewer inmates under Prop 47

SANDAG Study Examines Local Effects of Proposition 47

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How they voted: Results from council, school board meetings

A crisis in the making: SD housing supply

Monday, March 30, 2015

Merchants fret bike plan will take parking

Bike lane plan threatens prime Hillcrest parking

Everything is Just Two Wheels Away

Encinitas City Council discusses $41M in capital improvements

Passionate Pleas for Safer San Diego Streets Fall on Deaf Ears at Uptown Planners Meeting

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Debate Stirs Over Proposed Hillcrest Bike Lanes

Passionate Pleas for Safer San Diego Streets fall on Deaf Ears at Uptown Planners Meeting

Uptown Residents Battle Over Bike Lanes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Uptown Residents Battle Over Bike Lanes

Uptown bike path plan divides more than streets

San Diego County Bike Coalition backs Uptown Bike Corridor project

The Uptown Battle for Safer Bike Routes

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

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