5 Big Moves

The Regional ITS Architecture provides a starting point for 5 Big Move definition. It provides an overall framework that shows how anticipated projects will integrate with each other and with existing systems. This page lists the 5 Big Moves that have been mapped to the regional ITS architecture.

ProjectDescription
5 Big Moves #1: Complete CorridorsAn integrated, comprehensive vision to provide a variety of travel choices and technology to manage the use of highways, arterials and other assets in real time. Complete Corridors provides a balance of dedicated, safe space for all travelers in the region, including local commuters, through travelers, freight and delivery vehicles and active transportation users who walk, bike, use transit, and utilize Flexible Fleets.

Key features of Complete Corridors include: managed lanes, active transportation and demand management (ATDM), smart infrastructure and connected vehicles, priority for transit, active transportation and shared mobility services, curb management and electric vehicle infrastructure.

Projects that fall within Complete Corridors will be evaluated against SANDAG 2021 Regional Transportation Plan goals and objectives.
5 Big Moves #2: Transit LeapTransit Leap could create a complete network of fast, high–capacity, high–frequency transit services that connect major residential areas with employment centers and attractions throughout the San Diego region. Transit Leap services could connect to supporting Flexible Fleets in Mobility Hubs. New high–speed services — covering longer distances with limited stops— may be separated from vehicle traffic with bridges, tunnels, or dedicated lanes. Improvements to existing transit services—such as the Trolley, COASTER, SPRINTER, and Rapid—may include additional rail tracks, more frequent service, dedicated transit lanes, and traffic signal priority to keep transit moving quickly.

Transit Leap will provide practical transit choices that are viable alternatives to driving for most trips along Complete Corridor highways.

Projects that fall within Transit Leap will be evaluated against SANDAG 2021 Regional Transportation Plan goals and objectives.
5 Big Moves #3: Mobility HubsMobility Hubs are places of connectivity where different travel options walking, biking, transit, and shared mobility come together. They provide an integrated suite of mobility services, amenities, and supporting technologies to better connect high–frequency transit to an individual's origin of destination. A mobility hub can span one, two, or a few miles to provide on–demand travel choice for short trips around a community.

The 2021 Regional Plan could include a network of "right–sized" Mobility Hubs near major residential, job, and activity centers. The proposed network includes our region's urban core and other Mobility Hubs that were identified based on land use and employment characteristics, travel patterns, and demographics. Each Mobility Hub would make it easy to connect to and from Transit Leap services by offering on–demand Flexible Fleet choices.

Mobility Hubs also integrate with Complete Corridors to ensure walking and biking are safe experiences while prioritizing pooled ride options over single–occupant vehicles. By 2050, it is anticipated that the Mobility Hub network could serve approximately half of the region's population and more than two–thirds of the region's jobs. Additionally, approximately 60% of low–income households, half of all seniors, and more than half of all minority residents would have access to Mobility Hub services and amenities.

Projects that fall within Mobility Hubs will be evaluated against SANDAG 2021 Regional Transportation Plan goals and objectives.
5 Big Moves #4: Flexible FleetsThe Flexible Fleets strategy builds on the popularity of shared mobility services such as on–demand rideshare, bikeshare, and scootershare. These fleets provide different mobility options and vehicles for all types of trips, reducing the need for car ownership. These services provide travelers with a range of mobility options to connect to high–speed transit and other important destinations by providing a last–mile connection or fulfilling a complete trip.

Projects that fall within Flexible Fleets will be evaluated against SANDAG 2021 Regional Transportation Plan goals and objectives.
5 Big Moves #5: Next OSThe Next Operating System (OS) represents the "back office" or the "brain" of the entire transportation system. It is a digital platform that uses technology and data to serve as a bridge to connect the management policies and procedures that permit the management of different modes of transportation (i.e. passenger vehicles, buses, ride–sharing vehicles, delivery trucks, autonomous vehicles, bikes, scooters, and more) to improve overall efficiency and accessibility for people and goods to move throughout the region.

Next OS includes ICM on I–15, tolling services back office activities for SBX and SR11, regional 511 – Trip Planner, and the Regional Border Management System (RBMS). These systems utilize outside "terminators" or vendors that provide the ability to manage these systems (i.e. financial institutions, financial apps, parking management vendors, etc.). Next OS modernizes the existing transportation system by using technology to better manage supply and demand. The result will be roadways and transit services that operate more smoothly and serve people with improved access to services.

Projects that fall within Next OS will be evaluated against SANDAG 2021 Regional Transportation Plan goals and objectives.