SANDAG Board to Consider Approval of Regional Plan October 9
The following information was provided by SANDAG.org:
The SANDAG Board will consider approval of 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.
San Diego Forward outlines the investment of more than $204 billion in our regional transportation network to provide more transportation choices for our residents and ensure an efficient system that will support economic prosperity and job growth, 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 bus 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.
The October 9 Board meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the SANDAG boardroom on the 7th Floor of 401 B Street, Downtown San Diego. We encourage you to attend and share your comments with the Board. If you can’t make it in person, you may listen live via the website (click on the audiocast icon during the meeting.)