02.23.2024 | News Release

SANDAG Advances Work on Direct Transit Connection to Airport

Airport Transit Connection is Top Priority

On Friday, the SANDAG Board of Directors discussed the latest developments regarding the Airport Transit Connection (ATC) project, which will establish a direct transit link to the San Diego International Airport (SDIA).

“Ensuring seamless transportation for our community is paramount, and advancing the Airport Transit Connection project is a top priority," said SANDAG and San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Nora Vargas. "Through ongoing public outreach and collaboration with regional partners, we're dedicated to identifying the optimal airport connection with a strategic approach and data-driven decision-making.”

To expedite project delivery, SANDAG is combining the state and federal environmental processes going forward. Public outreach will continue in the coming months to help define the alternatives that will be part of the environmental analysis, which is slated to kick off next year.

SANDAG continues to collaborate with our regional partners, including SDIA and our transit operators, to identify the best airport connection for our residents and visitors. Paring down the number of alternatives that will go through the environmental process by using the latest data and analytical tools will also help to better position the project for state and federal funding.

To learn more about the project, visit SANDAG.org/atc.