Occupy San Diego will be gathering at 8:45 tomorrow morning, Friday, October 28th, to attend an important SANDAG meeting regarding the 2050 Regional Transport Plan. The group will meet in front of the Wells Fargo building at 401 B St. before heading upstairs to the SANDAG Board Room for the 9am–12pm meeting on the 7th floor.
SANDAG’s $214 billion 2050 Regional Transportation Plan has been criticized as inadequate, even by the State Attorney General. The RTP promotes more freeway lanes and sprawl, before working on much needed public transportation improvements.
In response, the Cleveland National Forest Foundation, though its Transit San Diego campaign, has come up with an alternative plan. The “50–10 Transit Plan” commits funding 50 years’ worth of transit infrastructure into the first 10 years of implementation. Its focus is on an effective integrated light-rail/multimodal solution.
Occupy San Diego, along with other local organizations, will protest against SANDAG’s 2050 RTP and call for an alternative, probably the 50–10 Transit Plan. After the meeting, OccupySD will congregate around the Wells Fargo building for a rally.
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Occupy San Diego on October 8th. Flickr Creative Commons.