Transit Together report supports potential transit fixes under new MTS ballot measure

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A report released this week by the think tank Circulate San Diego demonstrated that a San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) ballot measure could fund transit projects and create new potential priorities.

“Our report is a roadmap to help MTS put forward the strongest possible transportation ballot measure to attract the support of voters,” Colin Parent, executive director and general counsel for Circulate San Diego, and author of the Transit Together report, said. “MTS has the opportunity to reinvest $10 billion in local revenue to improve our transportation network, and create good paying local jobs, and we look forward to working with MTS to ensure the proposal does just that” said Armando Nuñez with the Southwest Carpenters.

The Transit Together report advocated for transit connections to the airport, the Purple Line allowing border residents to reach job centers, electrification of the area’s bus fleet, improvements to accessibility, safer routes for schools, transit and senior citizens, as well as the creation of student transit passes. They have already received support from several local organizations as well, including Southwest Carpenters and the San Diego Bicycle Coalition.

Bold ideas like this, Circulate San Diego claims, when coupled with input from numerous stakeholders, could generate excitement among public and help the measure pass.