The North County Transit District was awarded $2 million from the federal Department of Transportation to install solar power at some of its facilities, it was announced today.
The grant was part of $100 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds given to 43 agencies across the country to pay for green projects.
"NCTD is showing how investing in green transportation not only helps the planet and strengthens our economy, but also creates jobs in Southern California," said Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation.
Since the grant request was for $6 million, agency officials are waiting to see which projects were funded, said Tom Kelleher of the NCTD.
Among the proposals were solar panels on maintenance facility roofs, carport solar panels at transit centers that would shade vehicles while generating electricity and powering up electric cars, and installation of panels along railroad rights-of-way, Kelleher said.
A gas line break in downtown has prompted area businesses to evacuate. The break was reported around 1 p.m. and is located near Fifth Avenue and E Street.
One week ago as diners packed restaurants in a Kearny Mesa a shooting broke out in the parking lot of a strip mall on Convoy Street.
Skies across San Diego County are mostly clear and will stay that way through the early Saturday. This will result in another night of tumbling temps into early Saturday morning.
The first phase of the city of San Diego's ordinance banning polystyrene foam and single-use plastics will go into effect on Saturday.
A pothole here. A pothole there. The City of San Diego says it has seen a spike in reports of potholes due to recent winter storms.
Hundreds of San Diego State students are dancing the night away Friday as part of a 15-hour dance marathon which will end Saturday morning.
The owner of an Ocean Beach sandwich shop is sharing surveillance video of a man he says stole the employees tip jar.
The National Weather Service on has issued a frost advisory from 10 p.m., Friday to 9 a.m., Saturday for the inland valleys of San Diego.