OCEANSIDE–The North County Transit District Board of Directors voted at its May 21 meeting to authorize its executive director to enter into a Cooperation Agreement with the City of Encinitas. The Encinitas City Council had authorized the city manager to enter this agreement at their meeting on April 8. The agreement represents a good faith effort by both parties to work collaboratively to identify and implement projects that address public safety, parking, community mobility, drainage and the appearance and maintainability of the railroad right-of-way in the vicinity of the right-of-way, Highway 101, Encinitas City Hall property, the Encinitas Coaster Station, and Vulcan and San Elijo Avenues. Both agencies will solicit community participation in the development of initial scopes of work for projects that will impact the Encinitas community. The transit district has previously worked with the city to improve safety and transit operations, increase access to transit and enhance the quality of life in Encinitas. This includes the creation of parking facilities in downtown Encinitas and, in conjunction with the San Diego Association of Governments, the construction of the pedestrian underpass at Santa Fe Drive that created an additional option for safe beach access.