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The Regional Planning Agency Wanted to Evolve on Transportation. The County Said No.

A kerfuffle in San Diego, as San Diego County and the San Diego Association of Governments find themselves at odds over the future of transportation in the region.
May 3, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The San Diego Association of Governments proposed "5 Big Moves" to improve transportation in the region late last week. This week, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors resolved to oppose any of those proposed changes.

On April 26, Artie Ojeda reported on the announcement of the 5 Big Moves by SANDAG. The proposed changes to transportation planning and engineering in the region read as follows:

  1. Complete Corridors – The backbone of a complete transportation system that leverages technology, pricing and connectivity to repurpose how both highways and local roads are used.
  2. Transit Leap – A complete network of high-capacity, high-speed, and high-frequency transit services that incorporate new transit modes and improves existing services.
  3. Mobility Hubs – Places of connectivity where a variety of travel options converge to deliver seamless travel experience.
  4. Flexible Fleets – On-demand, shared, electric vehicles that connect to transit and travel between Mobility Hubs along the network of Complete Corridors.
  5. Next OS – The “brain” of the transportation system. An integrated platform that will make all of the strategies work together.

"The SANDAG board is made up of mayors, council members, and supervisors from each of the region’s 18 cities and the county government. They’re hoping to have a finalized plan by November," according to Ojeda.

A few days later, on May 1, and Ojeda and Ashley Matthews reported that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors didn't much care for the idea. "The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to recommend opposing any modifications to the current plan for transportation in the region," according to Mathews and Ojeda.

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Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in NBC San Diego
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