"gO'side" Electric Shuttle Pilot Program Launches June 13 in Downtown Oceanside
An electric vehicle shuttle pilot program serving Downtown Oceanside will officially begin operations on Monday, June 13. The “gO’side” five-passenger electric shuttles will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Shuttles can be hailed via the “Ride Circuit” smartphone app and choosing “Oceanside” as the location, or by flagging down a shuttle in an area that is safe to stop for passenger boarding. The service will be free initially; however, based on ridership, a nominal fare may be instated at a later date.
Riders to benefit from enhanced service with more weekday and weekend trips starting October 25
Oceanside - Commuters and visitors along the I-5 corridor will soon have more options when traveling between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. The new expanded COASTER rail service offered by the North County Transit District (NCTD) is scheduled to begin October 25. The increased COASTER service will provide thirty (30) daily trips Monday through Friday with an additional two (2) on Fridays, and twenty (20) daily Saturday and Sunday trips year-round. The new COASTER schedule can be found on our website.
Planned weekend rail closure allows crews to perform rail line improvements, regular maintenance and emergency repairs.
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot during the weekends of March 13-14 and March 20-21, 2021, as part of a planned schedule of rail closures that support routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work.
Solana Beach, CA – Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, the North County Transit District (NCTD), in coordination with Scripps Health, will provide a free, direct shuttle service between the Solana Beach Station and the Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station (Super Station).
Planned weekend rail closure allows crews to perform rail line improvements and regular maintenance
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot during the weekend of February 20-21, 2021, as part of a planned schedule of rail closures that support routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work.
Enhanced enforcement begins February 1 and is intended to deter further trespassing and increase safety along the COASTER rail line
Oceanside, CA – Beginning Monday, February 1, 2021, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will enhance trespassing education and enforcement along the San Diego coastal rail corridor in advance of its plans to place five new Siemens Charger locomotives into revenue service on February 8, 2021. The new state-of-the-art locomotives are diesel-electric powered engines that meet that newest emission standards, Tier 4. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new locomotives are considerably quieter than the current F-40 locomotives which is a benefit to the public but also highlights the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right-of-way.
NCTD to Host Virtual Celebration to Commemorate Service Roll Out of New COASTER Locomotives and Overhauled Passenger Cars
New locomotives and passenger cars are part of a long-term, strategic plan to increase transit ridership and regional mobility over the next five years.
Thanksgiving Travelers Reminded of Enhanced Cleaning and Travel Protocols
Oceanside, CA – In an effort to allow travelers to plan accordingly for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the public is advised of the following North County Transit District (NCTD) holiday service schedule changes:
Rep. Mike Levin Announces $9.8 Million Grant for North County Transit District to Modernize Systems
San Juan Capistrano, CA – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that the North County Transit District (NCTD) will receive $9,836,917 to modernize its train and crossing control systems. The funding comes from the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program and was secured following a letter from Rep. Levin to the Federal Railroad Administration in support of NCTD’s application for the grant.
Join the City of Oceanside for a community webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 5:00 p.m. to hear about the Coastal Rail Trail project -- the segment between Oceanside Blvd. and Morse St.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join Brown Marketing Strategies for a virtual focus group on the SANDAG/Caltrans Interstate 15 (I-15) and State Route 78 (SR 78) Managed Lanes Direct Connectors Project to share your opinions and help shape the future of traffic in the region.
Minor Schedule Changes Planned as Part of Regular October Service Updates
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will implement minor schedule changes for BREEZE fixed-route bus service effective Sunday, October 4, 2020. The BREEZE service changes are designed to provide better trip reliability and improve connectivity to the SPRINTER, COASTER, and other BREEZE routes.
Weekend Rail Closures Planned in October to Facilitate Improvements and Maintenance
Two Weekends of Suspended Rail Service Help NCTD
Improve Rider Experience, Increase Service Reliability, and
Meet Future Train Frequency Goals
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot during the weekends of October 3-5 and 17-19, 2020 to allow for infrastructure improvements and maintenance work. Weekend COASTER service is currently suspended due to COVID-19 service reductions; however, the October closures will affect Metrolink and Amtrak trains. Service suspension will begin each Saturday at 12 a.m. and remain in place until the following Monday at 5 a.m., enabling rail service to resume in time for the weekday morning commute.
NCTD Reaffirms Safety First Pledge by Joining National Program to Protect Riders and Boost Confidence in Riding Transit
NCTD Also Asks Riders to Join in the Commitment to Health and Safety
Oceanside, CA – With transit ridership down throughout the San Diego region and across the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program," reaffirming their commitment to protecting transit rider health and safety along with more than 100 other public transportation agencies. “Joining APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program was a natural fit for NCTD since we are already following many of these core responsibilities. We clean facilities and vehicles daily during layovers, and we require facial coverings for employees and riders. We put the health of our riders and employees first,” said NCTD Board Chair and Encinitas Councilmember Tony Kranz. “With the partnership of APTA and the other agencies across the country, we can strengthen the public’s trust in transit and keep our community thriving.”
Oceanside, CA – In accordance with NCTD’s Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, which is the five-year plan to improve the customer riding experience, increase transit ridership and customer revenues, and enhance service frequencies, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is updating its BREEZE, FLEX, and LIFT bus fleets with more than 100 new transit vehicles .
Oceanside, CA – In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be a full rail closure along the COASTER line the weekend of July 11-12, 2020. COASTER service is currently suspended for weekend trains due to the COVID-19 service reductions; however, this will continue to affect Metrolink and Amtrak service.
Oceanside, CA--The North County Transit District (NCTD) will implement schedule changes for BREEZE fixed-route bus service effective Sunday, July 12, 2020. The service changes are designed to improve efficiency on some routes for better connectivity to the SPRINTER and COASTER schedule and adding service and more bus options for passengers during school bell times.
Transportation Corridor Agencies’ Boards Unanimously Approve Balanced Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with No Toll Rate Increase
Years of fiscal responsibility provide economic protection during pandemic.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) two Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget that addresses the unknown duration and impacts of COVID-19 and reflects a conservative approach that focuses on core operating necessities while reducing operating and capital expenditures by 51 percent.
Solicitation of Applications for Membership on the TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee
The TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) is seeking qualified members of the public to fill one vacancy on its seven-member committee in the following category.
As outlined in the TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan, the ITOC provides an increased level of accountability for expenditures of TransNet funds. ITOC members are unpaid, but certain expenses are reimbursed. Due to their public service status, ITOC members must meet strict conflict of interest standards.
Los Patrones Parkway Extension identified for further study
IRVINE, CA (June 9, 2020) – On June 3, staff provided the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) Board of Directors with a 120-day update on the conclusion of the South County Traffic Relief Effort (SCTRE) project per the Board’s March 12 decision that directed staff to collaborate with regional partners to study the advancement of an untolled extension of Los Patrones Parkway (Alternative 22) for further consideration as an alternative that could provide significant traffic relief with minimal environmental and community impacts.
Oceanside, CA – To comply with the County of San Diego public health order related to COVID-19, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will require all passengers to wear face coverings while using the transit system beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. This requirement will be in effect for all passengers riding buses and trains, while on transit property, or in transit facilities.
The following rules will be in effect beginning May 1:
Accomplished tolling executive and industry leader takes helm immediately
IRVINE, Calif. – April 10, 2020 – The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) today announced that its two Boards of Directors have unanimously appointed Samuel Johnson to the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.
Oceanside, CA – Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is experiencing significant declines in ridership and has determined that temporary service reductions will be implemented for COASTER commuter trains. The following temporary service reductions will be in effect beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.
TCA Ends Effort to Extend 241 Toll Road, Unanimously Supports Three-Project Solution to South Orange County Traffic Relief
Irvine, CA (March 12, 2020) – The Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (F/ETCA) Board of Directors approved a report today, which in cooperation with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), outlines three near-term projects that address South Orange County traffic relief.