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SANDAG’s rural transporation survey is online

    San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has put its Rural
Transportation Survey online at To
access the survey, go to the Web site and click on “Take the Survey.”
   “The online survey will enable us to reach out to more rural
residents to ensure that their voices are heard” said Phil Trom, an
associate regional planner for SANDAG.
   As part of this year’s update to the region’s Coordinated Plan,
SANDAG is making an effort to reach all rural residents in San Diego
County to assess their transportation needs and available resources. 
The online survey is meant to give more people access to the survey.
   One of SANDAG’s strategies is to distribute the survey through community groups.

Regional agency seeks transportation liaisons here

   Every year the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) updates
its Coordinated Plan for San Diego County, and 2010 is no exception.
However, this year Ramona and other rural communities will get special
   SANDAG is conducting an indepth analysis of transit and human
service transportation opportunities in rural areas. The agency has
launched its rural outreach effort in Ramona that will include surveys
and community meetings.
   “This outreach effort is two-tiered,” said SANDAG Associate Regional
Planner Phil Trom, one of the agency’s transit planners. “First, we’ll
work with community leaders to collect information. Then we’ll follow
up with meetings to facilitate sustainable, community-based
transportation solutions.”
   SANDAG is seeking Ramona community leaders who would like to serve as liaisons.
   “We have already started contacting people,” Trom said. “This is an
all-inclusive effort. The more community liaisons we have for Ramona,
the better.”
   According to Trom, the community liaisons will be an important part
of the ongoing planning efforts for Ramona. Trom stated that community
leaders interested in becoming liaisons should contact SANDAG
representative Dillon Minor at

Pilot transportation project for seniors starts this fall

At first the quest to bring transportation services back to Ramona
seemed hopeless—budget cuts, layoffs, a slowing economy—but lately
Ramona residents have been given a reason to hope.
A North County
non-profit organization, FACT (Full Access Coordinated Transportation),
has formed a working relationship with Ramona organizations and last
month announced its intention to work with its Ramona partners to
launch a pilot transportation project for seniors in Ramona this fall.