Flyer offers free old town to airport shuttle service
The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is celebrating the launch of the San Diego Flyer, a free electric shuttle bus service between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Old Town Transit Center. The electric shuttle buses operate seven days a week, with an average arrival every 20 to 30 minutes. Pick up and drop-offs are timed to meet the first and last Trolley, Coasters, Amtrack trains, and MTS busses with the first pick up at 4:45 a.m. and the last pick up/drop off at 12:30 a.m.
The San Diego Flyer shuttle buses are recognizable through a branded light orange wrap adorned with plane icons, the word “Flyer” across the side of the buses, and the SAN logo. Currently, the buses stop at Old Town Transit Center, Terminal 1, and Terminal 2. Passengers at SAN will be picked up and dropped off at transportation islands at each terminal. The stops and intervals of service will be assessed and shuttle service will be adjusted to meet increased demand if needed.
“The San Diego Flyer will provide a seamless connection between the airport and the Old Town Transit Center, ensuring passengers have an efficient way to get to the airport,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority president and CEO. “This is one of the many ways the Airport Authority is working to improve passenger access to SAN and we hope passengers coming or going from the airport will take advantage of this complimentary service.”
The service is provided on six 2019 Endera E-450 Electric Vehicle (EV) Cutaway Shuttles, which will be powered by 100 percent sustainable energy through charging stations located on airport property. The EV shuttles are equipped with air conditioning, luggage racks, and an ADA ramp.
For more information about the San Diego Flyer, visit www.san.org/to-from/Public-Transportation#1178347-old-town-shuttle.
Project Clean Water wins Gold MarCom Award
Project Clean Water, San Diego County’s initiative dedicated to protecting water quality won a gold award at the MarCom Awards, an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication. The award is for the “52 Ways to Love Your Water” video that was created as part of the 5-year countywide public education and outreach initiative around stormwater pollution and water quality. View video: vimeo.com/602148580/510966d708
The video was created and produced by MIG San Diego, a full-service, national award-winning marketing, advertising and public relations agency who is leading the campaign. The multi-year educational campaign was created in response to regional surveys reflecting a decline in public awareness that storm water entering our storm drains is not treated before reaching our rivers, lagoons, and the ocean. The video was created as part of the launch, which happened on March 22, World Water Day, and is an effort to increase awareness that storm water is not treated and encourage everyday actions people can take to reduce runoff and storm water pollution. Gill Sotu, a local spoken word artist, wrote and performed the poem.
The MarCom Awards acknowledge work that exceeds a high standard of excellence. There were over 6,000 entries from 41 countries in the MarCom Awards 2021 competition. MarCom’s Gold Award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm.