May 22, 2014


SUBJECT:    Construction of Gilman Transit Center

Gilman Transit Center, a regional hub for the network of buses serving the UC San Diego campus, is scheduled for construction this summer. The transit center will provide:

Four new shelters (two SuperLoop bus stations and two campus shuttle stations)

Bus turnouts to allow buses and shuttles to load passengers more efficiently while keeping vehicle and bicycle traffic moving

Larger waiting areas for bus riders

Seating, lighting, and signage

Bike racks and dedicated bike lanes

Open space improvements

These improvements will take place on the north and south sides of Gilman Drive between Myers Drive and Russell Lane where bus stops currently exist. Please visit: for a location map. More specific information such as construction start date, temporary bus and shuttle stops during construction, and alternative routes and parking options will be forthcoming in June.

Once completed, the new transit center will continue to serve campus shuttles, Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bus Routes 30, 41, 150, and 921, Mira Mesa Rapid 237 (effective August 31), SuperLoop Routes 201 and 202, and North County Transit District (NCTD) bus Route 101. The MTS bus stop on the south side of Gilman Drive between Russell Lane and Villa La Jolla Drive will be removed and transit riders will access Routes 41 and 921 at the transit center.

The Gilman Transit Center is the first in a series of regional transportation projects that will transform the way we access campus over the next several years. These projects also will help us achieve sustainability goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to vehicle travel. The projects include:

A new bridge across Interstate 5 at Gilman Drive to better connect east and west campus for drivers, bike riders, and pedestrians;

The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit (Trolley) Project with two UC San Diego stations;

Improvements to Voigt Drive and Campus Point Drive to accommodate future Direct Access Ramps from Interstate 5 for high occupancy vehicles;

A major expansion to the Genesee Avenue Bridge and interchange with enhanced bicycle features.

Later next month, we will launch the On The Go website to provide you with more detailed information and timely updates on these projects. Every effort is being made to minimize the impact of construction and we continue to work closely with all the key regional partners involved in these projects.

For project inquiries and feedback, please contact Raeanon Hartigan, UC San Diego Senior Planner at x25199 or

To plan a transit trip, visit:

Brian Gregory
Associate Vice Chancellor