A plan to build a transit hub to connect San Diego International Airport with other public transit infrastructure moved forward with an agreement between the Navy and San Diego’s regional planning agency, SANDAG.
The agreement was a great milestone in the development of a transit hub on the 70-acre site of the NAVWAR Old Town Complex, but much planning is still necessary. Both parties believe the land can support new Navy facilities as well as a “San Diego Grand Central Station” hub that would be a terminus for rail and bus lines and provide a transit connection to the airport.
Currently 99% of trips made to the San Diego International Airport are by car. This ambitious project aims to provide other alternatives.
“The fact that both the Navy, SANDAG and the region are working so closely together is incredibly important,” San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer told The San Diego Union-Tribune. “It’s for all of the right reasons. For us, to have this transportation hub …. and to keep NAVWAR headquartered in San Diego is incredibly important.”