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Moderator: lensovet

  by lpetrich
The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, also SANDAG: Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project

It's gradually advancing in the planning process, and it may be close to starting construction.

This extension of the San Diego Trolley goes north from the Old Town station along I-5 / Morena Blvd. / the BNSF/Surfliner tracks to the University of California at San Diego, where it will have 6 stations. It will first continue north along I-5, then east along Voigt Dr., then east and south along Genessee Ave. The tracks will be at surface level from Old Town to the university, and they will be elevated in the university.
  by YOLO
make it happen, San Diego's transmit system is garbage and needs expansion
  by lpetrich
UC San Diego may name new trolley line | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com That's $30 million over 30 years for "UC San Diego Blue Line".
Besides rights to name the trolley, the station at Old Town will be called the “Old Town UC San Diego Health Campus South,” and the university will also get to name the two new trolley stations on its campus in La Jolla. The institution’s logo will appear on station signs, trolley maps, schedules, one-way tickets, and on major advertisements wrapped around trolley cars. It also gets to be the exclusive health care, research and education advertiser on the line.
Construction is expected to begin early next year, ... Rail service is expected to start four years after construction begins.
That's 2016 and 2020.
  by lensovet
talk about a mouthful. didn't realize this is what UC is pissing money away on in times of budgetary crises.
  by lpetrich
Trolley extension disagreement could delay project in San Diego - 2020 Feb 19 - "Team 10 discovered the building permit for the Nobel Drive – La Jolla Village Square parking structure was not approved."

Week of Northbound I-5 Closures Begin Sunday for Trolley Construction - Times of San Diego - 2020 Feb 29 - for removing temporary support structures for the SDT viaduct over that freeway. From the article,

"Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in late 2021."