Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Final Environmental Impact Report for Mid-Coast Trolley Available

SANDAG and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have released the final environmental document analyzing potential impacts of the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project.

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend Trolley service (light rail) from the Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego north to the University City community, serving major destinations including Old Town, UCSD, and Westfield UTC. The proposed project would be funded in partnership by SANDAG (utilizing TransNetfunds) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts program.

The document is called the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR), and it contains all comment letters and responses to comments received on the Draft SEIS/SEIR (dated April 2013) and the SEIS/Supplement to the SEIR (dated July 2014).

Please visit sandag.org/midcoast sandag.org/midcoast to view the Final SEIS/SEIR and see a list of locations where printed copies are available for review. The document is also available free of charge on compact disc, upon request.

Comments may be submitted in writing via U.S. mail, email or fax, or may be made orally on the project’s voice mail.

On October 15, the FTA issued a Record of Decision for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project Final SEIS.

The next step in the process is for the SANDAG Board of Directors to take action to certify the Final SEIR for the project. The Board will vote on the project at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 21, 2014. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. and will be held at 401 B Street in Downtown San Diego in the 7th floor board room. A live audio cast can be accessed via the home page of SANDAG website, sandag.org.

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