Morning Report: ‘San Diego Grand Central’ Would Finally Connect the Trolley to the Airport

The SPAWAR property / Photo by Vito Di Stefano

Why the trolley doesn’t connect to San Diego’s airport is one of the most frequent questions we field from readers.

But, as Andrew Keatts reports, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and SANDAG chief Hasan Ikhrata are pitching a new vision that would finally let people take transit to the airport.

Dubbed “San Diego Grand Central,” their plan would utilize the current SPAWAR site and “would combine 70 acres of Navy property with the Old Town Transit Center. Trolley, Coaster and bus riders could take a rail-based people mover, possibly through a tunnel running under the naval base and airport runway, though they’re considering above-ground options as well,” Keatts writes.

Though the plan certainly moves the needle after decades of talk, one thing that’s still not clear is how it would all be paid for.

“It’s going to cost money,” Ikhrata said. “I believe there is…

Original published: 2019-01-11 12:30:03 Read the full San Diego News here

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