MTS … While the trolley extension preceded the broader transportation plan, “Mid-Coast is one of the proving grounds for what we can do,” says Haggerty. Project officials for the $2.1-billion Mid-Coast Trolley in San Diego recently celebrated the halfway point of construction. Watch this for a virtual ride along the 11-mile route between Downtown San Diego and UTC, including renderings of the nine new stations … The Mid-Coast Corridor Project is a proposed extension of San Diego’s existing light rail infrastructure. More on the Blue Line trolley extension:. Ridership is projected at 34,700 trips in 2030. I recently found myself looking over some of the plans for the MTS Mid Coast trolley line extension and am confused about the project. Once completed, the Project would connect the Old Town Transit Center in downtown San Diego to the University City area to the north, via the Blue line trolley. The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project is a 11-mile (18 km) extension of the Blue Line from the Old Town Transit Center north to La Jolla Village, University of California, San Diego and University City. The extension will primarily follow the right-of-way of the Coaster and Interstate 5, with an elevated deviation around the UCSD area. Ridership on the trolley system, which began service in 1981, is expected to grow by 20,000 a day when the Mid-Coast Trolley opens. Want to know where you’ll be able to go on the Mid-Coast Trolley? The Mid-Coast Trolley was included in the voter-approved TransNet measure, the local half-cent sales tax that provides funding for transportation projects.The project is a part of the TransNet Early Action Program, meaning that it is one of the highest priority transportation projects in the region. Top among them is nearly $2 billion trolley extension to the San Diego International Airport. Mid-Coast Trolley Flyover. The Mid Coast Trolley project is an 11-mile extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, UC San Diego and University Town Centre. On September 14, 2016, the top transit official in the United States committed $1 billion toward building the San Diego region’s newest trolley line, signing an agreement that will provide 50 percent of the funds to extend the popular transit service for 11-miles from Old Town to UC San Diego and the University City community. SANDAG reached a construction milestone last week as crews building the Mid-Coast Trolley set twelve 140-foot-long concrete girders to form the flyover structure for the Blue Line extension … More specifically, why build a trolley line when would could instead route Coaster/Amtrak/Surfliner trains straight through the Torrey Pines/UCSD mesa? The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend the existing Blue Line trolley from the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego north to the city’s University City neighborhood. Construction starts this fall! (UTC).