Carlsbad “First-Last Mile” Program

On July 16, the Infrastructure, Housing, and Land Use Committee was briefed on the City of Carlsbad’s first-ever “first-last mile” program, a shuttle service that will take people from the Poinsettia Coaster train station to their jobs, homes, or other destinations. One of the well-documented challenges for individuals looking to move away from solo-vehicle trips is the way to get from transit to their destination. This program seeks to fill that gap and further encourage transit use. Carlsbad City Council approved the contract with a shuttle provider to service for eight to ten months beginning in August. Rides will be free to anyone with a daily or monthly pass on the Coaster, and are available on the app.