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Offline chocolateshake

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #420 on: July 11, 2019, 08:13:53 PM »
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No, the trolley doesn't go to the airport. You'd have to take an MTS bus to Santa Fe Depot and get the trolley there, but at that point you're practically in the Gaslamp anyway.

There's another way. You can take the shuttle bus that runs around the airport. Tell them you want to get on the trolley and they'll tell you where to get off.  Then walk across the street and hop on the trolley at the Middletown stop.  That stop is literally on the edge of the tarmac on the opposite side from the terminal.  This is how I get to and from the airport.  It's faster than taking the 992 to Santa Fe.  The 992 doesn't run very often.  The Airport Shuttle runs pretty often.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #421 on: July 11, 2019, 08:22:36 PM »
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Thank you. That is surprising to me. Even in Denver you can take the lightrail to the airport and it's in the middle of nowhere.

This is Southern California.  We don't believe in public transit. ;)

It's coming.  SANDAG has 4 new proposals to bring public transit directly to the airport.  San Francisco was the same way for years.  They built a new BART/Caltrain station right across the highway from the airport.  Why not at the airport?  The taxi lobby wouldn't stand for it.  The taxi lobby isn't what it once was.  San Francisco extended BART to the airport years ago.  Now San Diego is planning to as well.  Before the Middletown stop, taking the bus into downtown just to catch a trolley back out added between 30-60 minutes to a trip home depending on whether I missed a bus to trolley connection.  It's like they planned it so that it would miss it by seconds.  The cool bus drivers would open the door at the intersection and tell us to get out and run.  The sticklers would make us wait for the light to change and then drive across to the bus stop.  Which would give us a great view of the trolley as it left the station.

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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #422 on: July 15, 2019, 12:24:40 PM »
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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
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Re: Post your questions about public transportation here
« Reply #423 on: July 23, 2019, 04:05:56 PM »
First time taking public transit to the airport and it was a breeze. The 992 goes down Broadway and runs every 15 minutes. From 2nd & Broadway it took like 12 minutes which is no different than Uber/Lyft, and it drops off/picks up right in front of the Terminal (whereas with Uber/Lyft you have to go to the rideshare area to get picked up.) Not bad for $2.25. This may not be as convenient for people staying on the other side of Harbor but isn’t a bad option for most Gaslamp hotels.
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