Mid-City Rapid will be a high-speed, limited-stop bus service between San Diego State University and Downtown San Diego along El Cajon and Park boulevards. The ten-mile project will provide North Park, City Heights, and College area residents, students, and workers with a fast and reliable way to get around in one of this region’s key transportation corridors.
Construction of new stations and related street improvements for Mid-City Rapid is expected to begin in June/early July 2013 and take approximately a year.
Mid-City Rapid is one of the major corridor projects included in the TransNet Extension Ordinance approved by the voters in 2004. Rapid Bus services are designed to provide higher-speed alternatives to local bus services in key arterial corridors, using a range of lower-cost signal priority treatments, improved station design, and limited station spacing to achieve faster travel times.
An Integrated Rapid Bus System: Mid-City Rapid and the Future I-15 Bus Rapid Transit Project
The SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan envisions an integrated rapid transit network. The Mid-City Rapid bus route will connect to the I-15 Bus Rapid Transit Project, which in turn will link downtown and Mid-City to the job centers in Mira Mesa, Sabre Springs, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. Plans for the I-15 project include two stations in Mid-City, one each at the El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue ramps. Passengers will be able to easily transfer between the Mid-City Rapid and I-15 routes.
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