I continue to be encouraged by the reaction of San Diego leaders to our report last month grading California’s rail transit station neighborhoods. San Diego overall did not perform well, and now major media outlets like the NBC affiliate there are focused on the problem. Here’s a recent story they aired, including a short profile of Gillespie Field, the worst-performing station neighborhood in the state:
This educational effort couldn’t come at a better time. The region is now contemplating a new transportation plan and at the same time is battling with local environmental groups and the state attorney general in the state Supreme Court over their last super-crappy plan. So we need more information about the transit-oriented development opportunities there to enter the public discourse, through stories like this one.