Concerns Remain Over La Jolla Trolley Extension Project
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Aired 6/5/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Jim Linthicum, Director of Mobility Management and Project Implementation
Janay Kruger, Chairwoman, University City Planning Group
Joe Lacava, Vice Chairman, La Jolla Community Planning Association
A series of public workshops underway in San Diego marks a significant step forward for a planned expansion of the county's trolley system.
The Mid-Coast Trolley Line would connect Downtown San Diego with La Jolla and University City along a route that closely follows Interstate 5.
This 11-mile extension of the existing trolley system has been talked about for more than 10 years. Now, it's entering the phase of public comment on the project's draft environmental reports.
Residents gathered Tuesday at Cadman Elementary School for an open house hosted by the San Diego Association of Governments. The informational meeting focused on the project's draft environmental impact report which was released last month.
SANDAG has a series of similar meetings planned for the weeks ahead.