Press Release: Speakers Announced for Autonomous/Connected Vehicles Forum in San Diego

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

Speakers Announced for Autonomous/ Connected Vehicles Forum in San Diego


Circulate San Diego’s forum on Autonomous/ Connected Vehicles will feature Mayor Faulconer and leaders from SANDAG and Caltrans

August 31, 2017 – Circulate San Diego announced today a slate of speakers for their upcoming Autonomous/ Connected Vehicles Forum scheduled for September 28 at the Downtown San Diego Library.

The Autonomous/Connected Vehicles forum will feature welcoming remarks from City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. In addition to Mayor Faulconer, the forum will feature the below speakers and panelists. A complete current speakers list is attached to this release. [available here: http://www.circulatesd.org/avforum2017_speakers]

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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Extends Nomination Deadline, Seeks Sponsors for 2017 Momentum Awards and Reception Gala

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

Circulate San Diego Extends Nomination Deadline, Seeks Sponsors for 2017 Momentum Awards and Reception Gala [PDF]

San Diego—August 31, 2017: Circulate San Diego is extending its deadline to receive nominations for their 2017 Momentum Awards and Reception Gala from September 1 to September 15 at 5 PM.

Said Colin Parent, Interim Executive Director, “Circulate’s Momentum Awards recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life by advancing forward-thinking, multi-model transportation choices, better connectivity, and vibrant, healthy communities.”

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Press Release: Pedestrian Fatalities Countywide at Highest Number In 23 Years

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

Pedestrian Fatalities Countywide at Highest Number In 23 Years

SAN DIEGO (August 24, 2017) –Today the San Diego County Medical Examiner released its 2016 Annual Report detailing the trends and causes behind the deaths the Medical Examiner investigated last year. A staggering 101 pedestrians died on the streets across San Diego County. This is approximately a third of all traffic deaths in 2016, an increase from 93 pedestrian deaths in 2015, and is just short of the County record set in 1994 of 103 deaths.

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Media Advisory: Walk N Roll - A Neighborhood Storytelling Project

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Contact: Oscar Medina                                                          
Work: (619) 544-9255 ext. 304

 

Walk N Roll: A Neighborhood Storytelling Project 

Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 PM

What: Circulate San Diego and So Say We All are hosting a night of short stories tonight in Barrio Logan.  Hear our performers tell first person narrative stories about their neighborhoods. Hear about the heartbreaks, the bad decisions, about home, and everything that makes our neighborhoods great (and not so great).  Before the event, there will be a 4-mile community bike ride that starts and ends at Ryan Bros Coffee.

Major funding for this program was provided by a grant from Community Action Partnership, a program of the County of San Diego.

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Press Release: Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured, Dog Killed in Collision

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

Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured, Dog Killed in Collision

SAN DIEGO (August 8, 2017) – A 32-year-old man and 23-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after a taxi cab driver hit the pedestrians and their dog in the College Area on the early morning of August 6, 2017. At approximately 5:20 AM, the driver, who was heading south on Fairmount Avenue after exiting Interstate 8, stopped to call the police after hitting the two pedestrians and the dog, who did not survive. The pedestrians were trying to cross the street. Fairmount Avenue is a high speed road with bike lanes but no sidewalks in the area where the collision happened.

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Press Release: Hit and Run Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian on Vision Zero Corridor

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Contact: Maya Rosas
Cell: (310) 804-5256

Hit and Run Driver Seriously Injures Pedestrian on Vision Zero Corridor

SAN DIEGO (August 4, 2017) – A 55-year-old male pedestrian sustained serious injuries after a driver hit the pedestrian and fled the scene in Hillcrest on August 3, 2017. At approximately 8:30 PM, the man attempted to cross University Avenue near Richmond Street. University Avenue is one of the eight most dangerous corridors in the City of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department, the unknown driver in the hit and run has not been apprehended and a description of the vehicle is not available. 
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Press Release: Driver Seriously Injures 18-Year-Old Pedestrian in Linda Vista

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Contact: Maya Rosas
Cell: (310) 804-5256

Driver Seriously Injures 18-Year-Old Pedestrian in Linda Vista

SAN DIEGO (August 2, 2017) – An 18-year-old male pedestrian sustained serious, life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car in Linda Vista on August 1, 2017. In daylight at approximately 8:25 AM, the teenager attempted to cross Linda Vista Road near Fulton Street, a four-lane road with numerous homes and stores in direct proximity. An 82-year-old driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata struck the pedestrian on the 30 MPH road, causing a brain bleed.

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Press Release: MTS implements stored value after campaign by Circulate San Diego

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

MTS implements stored value after campaign by Circulate San Diego

The new MTS “Compass Cash” system will allow riders to store value on their Compass Cards 

Recently, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) improved its Compass Card fare payment system by adding a stored value function, after a years-long campaign by Circulate San Diego.

The new stored value system called “Compass Cash” will allow customers to load their transit pass with funds, and then draw down those funds whenever needed.

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Media Advisory: Vision Zero Hero, Captain VZ, Debuts to Lead Children on Walk to School Day

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MEDIA ADVISORY 

FOR RELEASE:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Contact:  Kathleen Ferrier, 
Cell: (619) 571-5231

Vision Zero Hero, Captain VZ, Debuts to Lead Children on Walk to School Day

What:   Porter Elementary School is home to over 1,000 students. On Tuesday, April 4, they will be the first to meet San Diego’s newest super hero, “Captain VZ”, draped in a reflective cape and armed with a safety message that helps everyone unleash their superhero inside. 

Students and families at Porter North and South Elementary in San Diego will join with Circulate San Diego, the San Diego Police Department, and Captain VZ to celebrate Walk to School Day. Students will gather near school at Lincoln Park to form a “Walking School Bus” and be safely guided to school by parent volunteers.

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Press Release: New MTS mobile payment option is an improvement, but major problems remain

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

New MTS mobile payment option is an improvement, but major problems remain
Compass Cloud will benefit riders, but basic problems for the Compass Card remain unfixed

Today’s release of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Compass Cloud mobile payment option is an improvement for transit riders, but it does not resolve basic problems with the existing Compass Card. (Today’s MTS advisory about the Compass Cloud is attached to this release [at this link]).

 “While the MTS mobile fare payment system is a welcomed enhancement, significant improvements for the Compass Card are still needed.” said Colin Parent, Policy Counsel for Circulate San Diego. 

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