Mid-City Rapid will be a high-speed, limited-stop transit 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 began in July 2013 and will 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 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 Transit System: Mid-City Rapid and the I-15 Rapid Transit Project

The SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan envisions an integrated rapid transit network. The Mid-City Rapid route (which will be rebranded as Rapid 215) will connect to Rapid routes along Interstate 15 (I-15), linking Downtown San Diego and Mid-City to the job centers in Mira Mesa, Sabre Springs, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. The I-15 Rapid 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.

For more information, call the project information line at (877) 379-0110 or email View