Let’s Go! San Diego Announces that Regional Transportation Ballot Measure Has Officially Qualified for November 2024 Ballot
January 5, 2024
The Let’s Go! San Diego Coalition is excited to announce that the campaign’s recent signature drive has successfully qualified the regional transportation measure with more than 125,000 projected valid signatures from San Diego County residents. The coalition received official notice from the Registrar of Voters yesterday (see below) and the campaign to push for passage on November 5, 2024 is already in full swing.
If approved by voters, Let’s Go! San Diego will fund much-needed repairs and updates to transportation infrastructure throughout all of San Diego County, including fixing roads and potholes; adding carpool lanes; expanding bus and rail services; fixing the crumbling coastal rail line; adding an airport rail connection; making safety improvements to bridges, sidewalks, and bike lanes; and ensuring transit passes are affordable for seniors, youth, and the disabled. These investments will also create thousands of good, local union jobs in construction and transit operations.
“After more than two years of organizing, Environmental Health Coalition, transit riders, and community advocates are proud the transit measure will be on the 2024 ballot. We worked hard for this moment,” said Carolina Martinez, Climate Justice Campaign Director. “Currently, 70% of jobs are not reachable by public transit. This forces San Diegans into congested streets and highways which are leading contributors to climate change and air pollution in the San Diego region. By increasing service, frequency, and access, the measure will help build our economy, clean our air, and achieve our climate goals.”
“As a recent college graduate, I rely on walking, biking, and public transit to get to school, restaurants, and work,” said Emma Rodriguez, a campaign coordinator with SanDiego350 “Let’s Go! San Diego will help me, and all San Diegans by increasing transportation options, relieving traffic, delivering cleaner air, and improving road safety.”
The growing list of supporters and endorsements can be viewed at https://www.letsgosd.org/endorsements/.