Balboa Park Station Area Transportation Update Meeting

"Supervisor John Avalos and staff from several agencies will present updates and seek public input on various transportation projects. The meeting will include small group discussions regarding BART’s Westside Walkway and new station entrance, the Phelan Loop Area project, other potential station/stop access improvements, and transit enhancements along Geneva Avenue."

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