SANDAG Releases Notice Identifying Three Rail Realignment Alternatives, Kicking off Environmental Review

Today, SANDAG released a Notice of Preparation identifying three alternate routes it proposes to study under environmental law, opening a 45-day “scoping” period for public comment.


This “scoping” process will determine the scope and focus of the environmental review that is expected to result in a final environmental report in 2026.


Most notably, the Notice identifies three alignment routes SANDAG proposes to study, and four potential portal locations associated with those alignments. The two North Portal locations are labeled as “Under Jimmy Durante Boulevard” and “Fairgrounds North.” The South Portal locations are “Torrey Pines Road” and “Knoll Near I-5.”

Written comments are due by July 19, and a public scoping meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2024, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130.  


The Notice includes descriptions and graphics detailing each of the proposed routes and portals, along with background information, the project description and objectives, and information about how to submit comments in writing, online, and at the public scoping meeting.


More information is on SANDAG’s LOSSAN Rail Realignment webpage.


Read the Notice of Preparation