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.
Oceanside, CA – In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be no COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service on the weekend of March 7-8, 2020.
Oceanside, CA – Thursday, February 27, 2020 will mark 25 years of service for San Diego’s commuter train, the COASTER. In order to celebrate the 25th anniversary, the 33 million rides that have been provided over the years, and to thank our customers and employees, the North County Transit District (NCTD) is throwing a party with free rides on the COASTER on February 27th, giveaways, free cupcakes, and more!
Tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 5, traffic will shift on southbound Interstate 5 (I-5) toward the outside of the San Elijo Lagoon highway bridge in the City of Encinitas. This temporary shift is the first in a series of shifts announced last week by Caltrans and SANDAG along an eight-mile stretch of I-5 between Encinitas and Oceanside over the next few months as part of the Build NCC I-5 improvements.
We are excited to announce two upcoming vacancies for the TransNet Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee (ITOC) and are requesting your assistance in looking for qualified candidates.
Oceanside, CA – In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be no COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service on the weekends of February 1-2 or 22-23, 2020.
CBRE announced the proposed redevelopment of Oceanside Transit Center, a future mixed-use project in downtown Oceanside, Calif. With the posting of this request for proposals (RFP), CBRE invites potential developers to submit bids for this rare opportunity for a mixed-use, transit-oriented development on ±10.20 acres of ocean view land off historic Highway 101 (Pacific Coast Highway).
Oceanside, CA— The North County Transit District (NCTD) is pleased to once again offer free rides on buses and trains after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. During the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, NCTD will offer the following service schedules:
Del Mar, CA – The Project Team, consisting of the North County Transit District (NCTD), the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), consultants HNTB Corporation and Leighton Engineering, and the Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC), have been working diligently to advance repairs at railroad milepost (MP) 244.25. Working collaboratively, the Project Team has been able to expedite the January 2020 timeline for repairs to support completion during a partial absolute work window (AWW) on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2019. The partial AWW maintains northbound and southbound rail operations from the Solana Beach COASTER Station to Oceanside Transit Center, and provides a bus bridge from Solana Beach COASTER Station to Santa Fe Depot Train Station.
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) invites the public, city officials, and other interested parties to attend the November 21, 2019 Special Meeting of the Board of Directors that will begin at 1:00 p.m. The Special Meeting will provide key updates regarding the status of zero-emission bus (ZEB) technologies and NCTD’s specific implementation plans, as well as presentations from NCTD’s ZEB implementation consultant STV, Inc., regarding the state of ZEB technology and NCTD’s implementation plan. Additionally, the Special Meeting will include a presentation from the Chief Executive Officer of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Michael Hursh, regarding their Hydrogen Bus Program. An electric bus from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and a hydrogen fuel cell bus from the SunLine Transit Agency will be on display from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the NCTD General Administration Office located at 810 Mission Avenue, Oceanside.
Caltrans, in coordination with the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), is initiating the formal environmental review phase for the South County Traffic Relief Effort (SCTRE).
Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District’s (NCTD) COASTER Holiday Express is coming back to town and, this year, it’ll be for TWO weekends! This popular annual event is a holiday tradition for many families offering a magical 65-minute round-trip train ride from Oceanside to Solana Beach where children of all ages are invited to visit with Santa Claus and his merry friends.
The COASTER Holiday Express is coming to town and, this year, it’ll be for TWO weekends! This popular annual event is a holiday tradition for many families. So, to allow space for everyone to join, NCTD has extended this event to Saturdays and Sundays, December 7-8 and December 14-15 with trains at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. The COASTER Holiday Express departs from the Oceanside Transit Center and takes passengers on an approximately 65-minute non-stop round-trip journey down the coast and back. During the event, passengers will experience a decorated train complete with carolers and a visit from Santa Claus and his friends.
Oceanside, CA – In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be no COASTER or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service in San Diego County on the weekends of October 19-20 or 26-27, 2019.
San Diego, CA – Free Ride Day on countywide public transportation is back! On Wednesday, Oct. 2, all rides will be free on San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) services, including the Trolley, COASTER, SPRINTER and fixed-route buses. The day will also include significant discounts from Lyft and Bird for first and last-mile solutions.
Oceanside, CA - The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors adopted a proclamation at its July 18, 2019 Board Meeting recognizing September 2019 as “Rail Safety Month.” In doing so, NCTD affirms its commitment to safety and saving lives through the prevention of needless tragedy on and near the tracks.
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