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Notice of Public Comment - Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Supplemental Environmental Document

SANDAG has prepared a supplemental environmental document for the Mid-Coast Trolley extension project that evaluates a previously unidentified impact to San Diego fairy shrimp, a federally listed endangered species. The 45-day public comment period for this document begins July 18 and will end September 2, 2014.

Available at, the report discloses impacts to fairy shrimp that were detected adjacent to the existing railroad tracks during surveys in 2014, and it also identifies proposed mitigation. The document is a supplement to the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR), which was circulated for review and comment from May 17, 2013 to July 17, 2013.

During the review period for the latest supplemental report, comments are limited to the analysis of impacts to the fairy shrimp. They may be submitted in writing via U.S. mail, email or fax, or may be made orally on the project’s voice mail. 

U.S. mail: Ms. Leslie Blanda
Mid-Coast Project Development Program Manager
San Diego Association of Governments
401 B Street, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101

Fax: (619) 699-1905
Voice mail: (619) 595-5620

Responses to comments received on the supplement will be provided in the Final SEIS/SEIR, along with responses to the comments received on the previously-released Draft SEIS/SEIR. The SANDAG Board is expected to take action on the document later this year.

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, UC San Diego, and Westfield UTC. The proposed project would be funded in partnership by SANDAG (using the regional TransNet half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Program. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015, with service starting in early 2019.