This $120M Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project (MCCTP) is part of the San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) CM/GC 1 Projects, the purpose of which is to improve corridor mobility, boost transit ridership and improve connectivity, improve regional air quality, ensure equitable distribution of transit services, provide additional rail capacity, and support opportunities for sustainable development. MCCTP will be a light rail transit (LRT) system owned and operated by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS).
The MCCTP will extend Blue Line Trolley service from the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Westfield University Town Centre (UTC) transit center.
Nine (9) stations are proposed as part of the project and as an extension of the existing San Diego Trolley Blue Line, the project will provide connectivity with other trolley lines serving Mission Valley, East County, South County, and the international border. This new service will enhance direct public access to other regional activity centers and improve travel options to employment, education, medical, and retail centers for corridor residents, commuters, and visitors.
MRS is subcontracted to Mid-Coast Transit Constructors (MCTC), a Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog, and Skanska Joint Venture, the CM/GC for SANDAG’s CM/GC 1 Projects. MRS scope includes furnishing, installing, testing and commissioning the signal, communications, overhead catenary and traction power systems. The project will be in pre-construction for the remainder of 2015, and construction will continue for 5-6 years.