San Diego officials favor $4.7B people mover plan near airport
California – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released a report detailing plans to improve transit to and from the San Diego International Airport. Four separate options are outlined and range in cost from $1.8 billion to $4.7 billion.
Officials are in favor of the most expensive option: building a multi-level Grand Central Station and an underground people mover connecting to the airport. Cost estimates range from $3.9 billion to $4.7 billion to develop the concept. The station would sit on Navy property north of the airport. The underground people mover would run 80 feet below ground and take travelers directly to the airport via a one-mile tunnel.