SANDAG Board Unanimously Adopts San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
The following information was provided to the Mission Hills BID by SANDAG:
The SANDAG Board unanimously adopted the Final San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan and its Sustainable Communities Strategy, as well as its Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), on October 9. The Regional Plan is the culmination of several years of public engagement and technical review, and the result is a balanced plan that provides more transportation choices, protects our environment, and promotes economic prosperity and job growth.
San Diego Forward outlines the investment of more than $204 billion in our regional transportation network to provide more transportation choices for travelers in our region and ensure an efficient system that will support the regional economy while at the same time meeting state targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the next 35 years, San Diego Forward commits more than 50 percent of its $204 billion investment to transit, including five new Trolley lines, 32 new Rapid lines, and significant increases in transit frequencies. The Plan also supports the development of vibrant mixed use communities in existing urban areas that will accommodate our region’s growth and allow us to preserve more than half of our region’s land as open space.