Next Generation Rapid

We’re planning new bus routes to get you where you need to go faster and without a car! These buses will come every 10 minutes during service hours and have fewer stops. They will also get around traffic in designated bus lanes and get green light priority at smart stoplights. To help key destinations connect to these stops, we’ll also be improving bike lanes and walkways along the routes.

The first three Next Gen routes we’re planning now are:

  • Rapid 41 connecting Fashion Valley, Linda Vista, Clairemont, University City, UTC, and UC San Diego
  • Rapid 471 connecting Eastern Escondido, Escondido Transit Center, and Palomar Medical Center Escondido
  • Rapid 625 connecting San Diego State University, City Heights, Southeast San Diego, National City, and Chula Vista

These projects are part of the 2021 Regional Plan’s Transit Leap strategy, which aims to:

  1. Move people and goods more efficiently
  2. Provide affordable, dependable, and safe transit options for all
  3. Clean up our air while reducing climate change-causing pollution regionwide

This project is funded through a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant.

North County Transit District
San Diego County

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