SANDAG worked with the North County Transit District (NCTD) to construct the San Luis Rey Transit Center, a new bus transit facility anchoring the North River Village mixed-use residential and retail development in northeast Oceanside.
Construction began in April 2012 and was completed in late 2013. The transit center opened on February 2, 2014.
The 12-bay transit center is located near the intersection of Vandergrift Boulevard and North River Road. It replaced the interim facility in the Wal-Mart shopping center at College Boulevard and State Route 76. The North River Village project was developed in collaboration with NCTD and is designed to showcase the best of new urban planning principles, such as enhancing pedestrian connections and providing nearby amenities for transit riders and residents. It was approved by the City of Oceanside in 2006. The transit center includes four covered shelters with seating, restroom facilities, and a communications/security building. It will be accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Located 30 minutes from both the Oceanside and Vista transit centers, the new transit center accommodates five local and regional bus services in an area where demand for enhanced transit services is increasing. The new transit center provides connections to Camp Pendleton and SPRINTER rail services, as well as local BREEZE bus service within northeast Oceanside.