Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2018

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by affordable housing advocates to call on the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into homes. Advocates hosted a press conference in front of the MTS offices prior to providing testimony at this morning’s MTS board meeting during public comment.

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Media Advisory: Circulate San Diego and Advocates Recommend MTS Develop Empty Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Colin Parent
(858) 442-7374
cparent@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes


Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with affordable housing advocates on Thursday morning to call on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to  allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.

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Letter: SUPPORT for $50 million for discounted transit pass program for low-income students

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter to Assemblymember Richard Bloom in support of a discounted transit pass program for low-income students. A student transit pass program is also key to “growing” transit riders and to cultivating a transit-oriented culture among young people: If riding transit is made easy and affordable for students to take to school and to work they are likely to begin making decisions about where to live and get a job based on the proximity of transit, which will in turn help promote the land use and development patterns that will support even greater transit use, and reductions in traffic and GHG emissions.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Letter: Assembly Bill 3119 (Gonzalez Fletcher) - Support

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support for AB 3119 (Gonzalez Fletcher), which creates a special committee to create a mobility and sustainability plan for the San Diego International Airport. It’s time for all the stakeholders — the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the Port of San Diego, SANDAG, MTS, NCTD, and the City and County of San Diego to work together to craft a viable solution to facilitating multimodal access to and from the airport. Therefore, we fully support AB 3119.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Letter: Sharing of Rides in Autonomous Vehicles – PUC Proposed Decision Authorizing a Pilot Test Program for Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service

Today Circulate submitted a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission on the Proposed Decision Authorizing a Pilot Test Program for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Passenger Service. The potential of AVs to expand ridesharing and reduce the need for car ownership is a critical factor in California’s ability to meet its aggressive climate and air quality goals. The PUC’s proposed ban on shared rides during AV testing unfortunately runs counter to this goal and risks undermining an important opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Press Release: Circulate San Diego publishes report on how the Metropolitan Transit System can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2018

Circulate San Diego publishes report on how the Metropolitan Transit System can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes

Transportation and land use think tank Circulate San Diego published a major report today on how the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) can transform its underutilized parking lots into affordable homes.

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Report: Real Opportunity

Cover_Photo_-_FINAL.jpgToday we are proud to release our latest policy report “Real Opportunity.” The report details that the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) owns substantial under-utilized properties, which present an opportunity for the agency to leverage those assets to build affordable homes, catalyze economic development, and to address climate change.

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Letter: Support for Amendments to the Land Development Code Related to Placemaking

Circulate sent a letter to San Diego Councilmembers in support of placemaking. Amendments to the Land Development Code that will allow for many placemaking projects to occur through a streamlined process are being brought to the City Council on April 17th, 2018. 

Read our letter of support here [PDF].



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