I’m a Middle-Aged White Woman. The Sheriff Didn’t Ask Me If I Was on Probation.
After talking with people leaving the Lemon Grove station following a Sheriff's Department operation, all felt quite strongly that the reason they were stopped and harassed was that they were either a person of color, young, or both.
Rebecca Rauber | January 15, 2015 |
Trolley Cops Mostly Swarm These Two Areas
Data shows MTS's intense trolley enforcement efforts primarily happen downtown and in southeastern San Diego. Some residents there view MTS officers as a security force they must contend with constantly – even when they're not doing anything wrong.
Andrew Keatts | January 13, 2015 |
Sheriff’s Dept. Is Trying to Arrest People Before They Commit Major Crimes
The sheriff uses data to track people it considers potential serious criminals, and initiates massive sweeps to try and catch them in the midst of an arrestable offense. In the process, thousands of residents are contacted by law enforcement just for being in a public place.
Andrew Keatts | January 12, 2015 |
Four Things to Know About Uber, Lyft and Lindbergh Field
With some exceptions, ride-share services aren’t supposed to pick up people at Lindbergh Field. As you ponder transportation to and from the airport this holiday season, here are four things to know about Uber, Lyft and the airport.
Randy Dotinga | December 24, 2014 |
Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong
Andrew Keatts | December 17, 2014 |
Mission Valley Keeps Getting More Roads – and More Traffic
Matthew Hose | December 15, 2014 |
Behind the Lone Vote Against SANDAG’s Big Transportation Plan
SANDAG's board of directors voted 20-1 last week to appeal its long-term transportation plan to the state Supreme Court. Chuck Lowery, deputy mayor of Oceanside, was the one. He explains what he’d like to see from a long-term transportation plan and how the board dynamics contributed to the lopsided vote.
Andrew Keatts | December 8, 2014 |
SANDAG Board Member: My Constituents Want More Freeway Off-Ramps, Not Trolleys
SANDAG board member Kristine Alessio says the agency is appealing a decision on its big transportation blueprint to avoid setting dangerous precedent. But she also questions the idea that all residents really want more public transit.
Andrew Keatts | December 5, 2014 |
Relying on Rideshare Is Still Steeper Than Owning a Car
Catherine Green | October 17, 2014 |
Agency Says Business Plan for ‘Impossible Railroad’ Is None of Your Business
MTS refuses to release documents that would answer some of the most basic questions about the Desert Line railroad project, how Pacific Imperial actually intends to rebuild the line and what its business strategy is.
Ari Bloomekatz | July 28, 2014 |
Here’s Where MTS Says You Have First Amendment Rights – and Where You Don’t
Gwyneth Shoecraft | July 24, 2014 |
How San Diego’s Big Railroad Dreams Went Off Track
The effort to bring a defunct cross-border track back to life has taken some turns lately. Back when San Diego was a backwater burg in the 1880s, local bigwigs tried to turn the city into the western terminus of the cross-country railroad system and the top port south of San Francisco. It didn't happen.
Randy Dotinga | July 18, 2014 |
Conflict Pushes Fulton Out of Bay Park Decision
The city is selecting a consultant to rewrite development restrictions around two new trolley stops. Planning director Bill Fulton removed himself from the decision due to a conflict of interest under the city's ethics ordinance.
Andrew Keatts | July 17, 2014 |
MTS Almost Got Off Easy on the Desert Line
A company under increasing scrutiny nearly made life easy on county transportation officials this month, when a missed lease payment almost negated its contract to rebuild a cross-border freight line. Now, if public officials want to undo the deal, they'll have to work for it.
Ari Bloomekatz & Andrew Keatts | July 16, 2014 |
The Desert Line Mirage Lives on — for Now
A group of border-region business interests are eager to see the Desert Line become reality, but the project is now mired in conflicts involving its latest owners and the Metropolitan Transit System – and at least two U.S. congressmen want to know just what the heck is going on.
Ari Bloomekatz & Andrew Keatts | July 14, 2014 |
Yes, Full-Service Transit Can Work. Just Look at Lemon Grove.
Mary Sessom | June 30, 2014 |
Free Bus Pass Pilot Lurches Forward, Despite Mixed Reactions
The bus passes were billed as a school attendance booster, but the majority of program participants had stellar attendance to begin with. School officials say they see gains elsewhere and want to ride the experiment out for another year.