Press Conference: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero in East County Report with East County Elected Officials

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas
310-804-5256
mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego Releases Vision Zero in East County Report with East County Elected Officials

Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with East County City Councilmembers Jennifer Mendoza and Colin Parent to release a report detailing how East County cities can save lives by implementing Vision Zero strategies. The report also includes crash data for East County cities.

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Letter: Coalition Letter of Support for the Build More Housing Near Transit Act

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter of support for the Build More Housing Near Transit Act. The proposed legislation seeks to maximize federal investment in fixed-guideway transit by ensuring the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) take a holistic and quantitative approach to evaluating the potential for affordable and market-rate housing development near transit alignments and station areas.

Read the full coalition letter here [PDF].


Press Release: New Circulate San Diego Report Released on the Regional Impact of Specialized Transportation Provider FACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 11, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego

Arun Prem, FACT

310-804-5256

760-849-8030

mrosas@circulatesd.org

aprem@factsd.org

New Circulate San Diego Report Released on the Regional Impact of Specialized Transportation Provider FACT

Today Circulate San Diego is releasing its latest report on the impact of Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT) in the San Diego Region. FACT is a cost-effective specialized transportation provider that fills transportation gaps through their dial-a-ride service, RideFACT.

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Intro Spotlight: Danielle Berger

In keeping with our tradition of interviewing new hires, we asked our new Director of Planning, Danielle Berger, a few questions so that you all can get to know her. 

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MTS Fare Rates to Change September 1st.

MTS will be updating its fare structure starting on September 1st, 2019. Our Executive Director Colin Parent spoke about it with KPBS.

Changes to fare policies are often a mix of good and bad. As a general matter, as costs go up, agencies must either raise fares or reduce service to balance the books. Surveys of MTS riders show that 65% indicated they preferred higher fares over reduced service eventually fares. Still, agencies can make choices to minimize impacts to the most cost-sensitive riders.

On the Pros: MTS is keeping fares constant for those who purchase monthly fares. Costs are also reduced for Day Passes for youth passes and Senior Disabled Medical riders. Some redundant passes were also eliminated in in interest of simplicity and clarity.

On the Cons: MTS is raising one-way and Day Pass fares. The fare policy continues to preclude free transfers between bus routes. In fact, the policy expands that inequity by eliminating free transfers between trolleys.

As Circulate San Diego has detailed in the past, and again this week on KPBS, MTS is one of only two of the nation’s largest transit agencies to not allow free or reduced transfers between buses.

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Media Advisory: Circulate San Diego to join Chula Vista Mayor, Councilmember to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
310-804-5256
mrosas@circulatesd.org

 
Aaron Ruiz, Norman Park Senior Center
619-409-1995
ARuiz@chulavistaca.gov

Circulate San Diego to join Chula Vista Mayor, Councilmember to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

The City of Chula Vista is celebrating National Senior Citizens Day with Mayor Mary Salas, Councilmember Jill Galvez, and Circulate San Diego with a luncheon and proclamation. The event will honor the city’s inaugural Senior of the Year with a surprise proclamation and will include Circulate San Diego and the Norman Park Senior Center sharing information about senior services, focusing on mobility.
                                                             
When: Wednesday, August 21, 12:00pm
Where: Norman Park Senior Center, 270 F St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Who:
  • Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas
  • Chula Vista Councilmember Jill Galvez
  • Chair Paul Crawford, Chula Vista Commission for Senior Services
  • Chula Vista’s Surprise Senior of the Year Winner
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Moderate Income Bonus Program Adopted

Last week the San Diego City Council adopted a Moderate Income Bonus Program advocated for by Circulate San Diego. This policy will create new incentives to build mixed income homes near transit.

Due to our advocacy, the program allows developments to receive up to a 75 percent bonus above base density if they dedicate homes for low and moderate income families.

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