Beginning on Monday, Aug. 20, passengers who regularly connect to the Little Italy/County Center Trolley Stop, via Santa Fe Depot, can now hop aboard a free shuttle to bring them to Little Italy or take them from Little Italy to the Santa Fe Depot Trolley Stop. The shuttle will run Monday – Friday from 7 – 9 a.m. and from 4 – 6 p.m. with passenger pick-up/drop-
“We’re stepping in to fill the gap where our business members and residents need support,” said Luke Vinci, Chair of the LIA Parking District Committee. “With this program, area businesses owners can count on their employees getting to work on time and residents finding an easy transition to get to the Santa Fe Depot during peak commuter hours without having to opt for a hefty walk or other means.”
LIA has committed to providing the free shuttle to ease commuter access to and from the neighborhood until the SANDAG/MTS Trolley Renewal Project is complete, which is expected by early October of this year. LIA has contracted this service as part of its Parking District resources for the neighborhood with an outside shuttle service, SureRide, Inc. The Parking District Committee will be working closely with SANDAG/MTS to provide signage and communications on the new shuttle service to trolley, bus and train passengers who are affected by the temporary station closure. Questions can be directed to LIA by visiting www.littleitalysd.com.
About Little Italy Association (LIA)
A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation for the public’s benefit, the Little Italy Association (LIA) advocates on behalf of its members’ best interests in the areas of public safety, beautification, promotion and economic development, while preserving the unique cultural resources that exist in the Little Italy neighborhood of Downtown San Diego. LIA stands as the only district management corporation of its kind for any Little Italy neighborhood in the United States and is run by a Board of Directors encompassing 23 people who represent property owners, residents, businesses and community-at-