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San Diego MTS OKs $108 million capital improvement program


The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's (MTS) board late last week approved a $108 million capital improvement program (CIP) for fiscal-year 2017.

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The program provides $31 million for eight new low-floor trolleys, along with $5.7 million for a new Courthouse Trolley Station, MTS officials said in a press release.

In addition, the program calls for $7.1 million for a new transit facility at an undetermined location.

"The MTS CIP is an important roadmap for planning and funding assets for San Diego's Transit system," said MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski. "And having more than $100 million to allocate in CIP funds is very healthy for an agency our size."

The agency kicked off the capital improvement planning process in October 2015 with an call for projects from agency departments. Each department submitted capital project requests in priority order, and the lists were consolidated for review by the Capital Projects Review Committee.

The agency's Budget Development Committee then approved the full program for consideration by the board.

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