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 2013 and take approximately a year. In advance of groundbreaking, SANDAG will hold two open house meetings to inform the community about the construction schedule and activities.
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.
For more information, call the Mid-City Rapid project information line at (877) 379-0110 or send an email to email@example.com.
Mid-City Rapid Bus Route Map
The Mid-City BRT project is one of the major corridor projects included in the TransNet Extension Ordinance and Expenditure Plan approved by the voters in 2004. Rapid Bus services are designed to provide higher-speed alternatives to local bus services in key arterial corridors utilizing a range of lower cost signal priority treatments, improved station design, and limited station spacing to achieve faster travel times. Bus services can be upgraded to BRT over time through use.
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.