SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An environmental impact report for the extension of the San Diego Trolley's Blue Line from Old Town to UC San Diego and University City has received final approval from the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors.
"We have been working toward this milestone for many years," said Supervisor Ron Roberts, who chairs a group that is overseeing the project. "We look forward to securing federal funding for the project next year and starting construction on this long-awaited regional transit project."
The Federal Transit Administration gave its assent to the environmental document last month.
SANDAG can now work on final engineering plans and seek funding from the FTA, which is expected to cover half the project's nearly $2 billion price tag. The rest will come from the TransNet regional half-cent sales tax.
When the extension is completed, the Blue Line will run from San Ysidro to Westfield UTC in the Golden Triangle. New stations would be built at Tecolote Road, Clairemont Drive, Balboa Avenue, Nobel Drive, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pepper Canyon for the west side of the UCSD campus, Voigt Drive for the east side of UCSD, Executive Drive, and the UTC mall.
Construction is scheduled to start late next year.?
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.
Two of the region's largest federal enterprises, military bases and border patrol, are unlikely to face major disruptions in the event of a looming government shutdown that experts say likely is to occur at midnight.
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