Continuing Action – Seek funding for Transportation Investments

The SANDAG Board of Directors is developing a funding measure for the November 2016 ballot to help in the implementation of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.

In addition, in 2016 SANDAG submitted two Concept Applications for funding from the statewide Cap-and-Trade AHSC Program – one for the Inland Rail Trail bike project in Vista and another in partnership with a local housing developer for a regional bike project in the Mid-City and North Park communities. Both of these bike projects are included in the Regional Bike Early Action Program. Additionally, a grant application for the Transit Oriented Development Strategy implementation was submitted to Caltrans.

In response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, SANDAG, in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration, submitted an application to fund the final design and construction phases for pedestrian facility enhancements to connect the Otay Mesa transit center to the existing Otay Mesa Port of Entry. The total grant amount requested was $3 million.