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Despite modifications, Uptown organizations have continued concerns about bus project

SAN DIEGO -- After years of study and discussion, construction on the Mid-City Rapid Bus project could begin this summer along El Cajon and Park boulevards. However, as the planning phase draws to a close, a number of Uptown community organizers continue to express concerns about the impact the endeavor will have on some of the city’s neighborhoods.

Beginning in 2008, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) have been moving to implement the Mid-City Rapid Bus, a 10-mile high-speed limited-stop route designed to transport passengers to and from San Diego State University and downtown via El Cajon and Park boulevards.

SANDAG officials advertised the Mid-City Rapid Bus project, which is projected to cost approximately $44 million, as an opportunity to increase efficiency for passengers using the bus system for long-distance commutes within the city. When it is completed, the new route is expected to operate every 10 minutes during peak times and every 15 minutes during non-peak periods.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.