Testing has officially begun on the $2.1 billion, 11-mile Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line, which is slated to open Nov. 21.
The Edmonton (Alberta) City Council approved municipal funding for the 2.8-mile (4.5-kilometer) Capital Line South LRT Extension. In addition, LACMTA finalized its 2021-24 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan; SANDAG and MTS unveiled the VA Medical Center Trolley Station; VTA is slated to receive $20 million from the state of California to help with recovery from the May 26 mass shooting; and TriMet was forced to suspend MAX service due to record-setting temperatures.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board has approved a $125 million capital improvement program for FY 2022, which includes $28.5 million for new SD100 light rail vehicles.
California’s North County Transit District (NCTD) has launched five new Siemens Charger locomotives and several renovated Bombardier cars into COASTER regional/commuter rail service between Oceanside and downtown San Diego.
A comprehensive performance audit of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operations performed by the State of California found full compliance, with auditors “lauding MTS as positioned well for continued responsible financial management,” the agency said on June 20, 2016.
The San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Board of Directors released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which provides the big-picture vision of how the region will grow over the next 35 years and an implementation program to make that vision a reality. The plan, which was released on April 24, 2015 will be open for public review and comment.