The Centerline is an Economic Development Engine

- Effective transit is essential to connect the residents of this region to the economic mainstream of the San Diego region.

- The significant public investment in the In-Line stations creates confidence in the long-term commitment of transit resources to this community. This confidence is critical to attracting further private investment in the Mid-City area.

- The In-line stations create a more positive image of transit for residents of the area, attracting more choice riders.

- The Transit Plazas were created with retail space intended to be leased out to generate revenues to pay for maintenance activities at these stations. These spaces will only be viable for retail business if the plazas serve as central transfer points.