Next 10 in the News

Earlier this month, the California environmental group Next 10 released a study ranking the walkability of nearly 500 rail stations in the Golden State’s major cities. Not surprisingly, San Diego’s transit stations rated at or near the bottom.

Streets Blog USA

Transportation is not just about moving people from one place to another. It also influences the way those places develop, look and function. One reason many cities and states have pursued rail and other forms of rapid transit in recent years is to create more walkable, tight-knit and environmentally friendly communities. Additionally, making sure more people have access to more opportunity is a critical factor in mobility planning in U.S. metros.

Next City

In a recent report of the rail transit systems in California, San Francisco's MUNI rail system received the highest grades in the Bay Area, while Santa Clara's VTA system received the lowest score.

SF Gate

Are you regularly stuck in traffic, wishing that San Diego had better alternatives? In fact, the region has a robust rail transit network – the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – which could serve as a vital community asset to help drive the development of transit-oriented, thriving neighborhoods and districts. But when it comes to providing opportunities for more people to take advantage of the existing system, our station areas barely make the grade.

The San Diego Union-Tribune