Trolley Extension Heading to District One
The extension of trolley service from the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City and UC San Diego is moving forward.
The proposed 11-mile extension will add eight stations at such locations as Tecolote Road, Clairemont Drive, Balboa Avenue, Nobel Drive, Pepper Canyon (serving UCSD west campus), Voigt Drive (serving UCSD east campus), Executive Drive and ending at Westfield UTC. The project is being funded by SANDAG and the Federal Transit Administration. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015, with service starting in 2018.
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is holding a series of public meetings on the issue throughout the month of June. The complete list of public meetings, two of which are in District 1.
The upcoming meetings will allow the public to learn more about the project and provide feedback on proposed routes as well as the recently released environmental document.