San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

San Diego, CA 92101


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1255 Imperial Avenue
Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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California Transit Association appoints Sharon Cooney as 33rd chair of executive committee

Cooney, the current CEO of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, previously served as vice chair of the executive committee during the 2021-2023 term.

San Diego MTS Board of Directors approves transit-oriented housing development in La Mesa

Oct. 24, 2023
The development, which is anticipated to begin in February 2025 and take approximately two years to complete, will span 2.2 acres and feature 147 affordable housing units.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

San Diego MTS launches Rapid 227

Oct. 17, 2023
The agency’s first electric rapid service features 12 60-foot electric buses and will serve the communities of Otay Mesa, Nestor and Imperial Beach.

San Diego MTS Board of Directors approves various improvements to its transit system

Sept. 15, 2023
Among the improvements include the implementation of a credit card tap to pay feature and bolstering the agency’s security personnel.

Transdev and Teamsters Local 683 agree to deal to operate San Diego MTS bus routes in South Bay and East County

June 20, 2023
San Diego MTS bus service was affected by a work stoppage that began in late April; MTS Access and minibus service are both still impacted by the work stoppage, as negotiations...

San Diego MTS Board of Directors approves $174 million capital improvement program

April 25, 2023
The board also approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the San Diego Foundation to assist with redeveloping a land parcel adjacent to the 12th and Imperial Transit Center...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

San Diego MTS Board of Directors approves Rapid 227

March 20, 2023
Rapid 227 will provide a first-of-its-kind battery-electric operated Rapid service in San Diego’s South Bay, linking the Otay Mesa Transit Center to neighborhoods along the Imperial...
Center for Transportation and the Environment
CTE has opened early bird registration for ZEB Con, taking place Sept. 26 - 28 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, Calif.

CTE opens early bird registration for ZEB Con 2023

ZEB Con 2023 takes place Sept. 26 - 28 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, Calif.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

San Diego MTS awards contract to Clean Energy to supply renewable natural gas

Jan. 25, 2023
Clean Energy expects to provide San Diego MTS with 86 million gallons of RNG, which is anticipated to reduce 73,972 metric tons of carbon dioxide across the fleet.

California Transit Association unveils 2023-2028 strategic plan

The new strategic plan serves as a blueprint for meeting the changing needs of the public transit industry and the communities, workers and families across California it serves...

Articles & News

LA Metro
L.A. Metro Ambassadors continued their customer service work throughout the storm.

Tropical Storm Hilary impacts transit operations from Southern California to Nevada

Aug. 21, 2023
The storm made landfall in Mexico before moving north into California, bringing high winds and heavy rains into the state.
Mountain Line
Mountain Line in Flagstaff, Ariz., placed its first electric bus into service on April 26.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Transit EV briefs: TANK; Mountain Line; Saskatoon Transit; RTC of Southern Nevada and San Diego MTS

New electric buses entered service, state grants were awarded and new contracts were finalized.
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San Diego MTS has increased starting pay for bus operators more $2.00 per hour and indefinitely extended its $5,000 sign-on bonus for new hire bus operators.

Operators see increased pay at San Diego MTS, GoTriangle and CAT

Oct. 27, 2022
The increase in wages, which includes other frontline positions at GoTriangle, is designed to attract and retain talent during a challenging staffing environment.
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The 11-mile Mid-Coast Extension of the UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley began service in November 2021.

Mid-Coast Corridor Program Delivered with a Project-First Mentality

May 31, 2022
Developing a project culture that valued safety and solutions helped Mid-Coast Transit Constructors deliver one of the largest infrastructure programs to the San Diego region....
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A small group of San Diego MTS staff traveled to Mendoza, Argentina to oversee delivery of the first three second generation LRVs, which are being donated to the city for use on its transit network. [image: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System]

San Diego MTS Trolleys headed to Argentina for next chapter

May 19, 2022
The agreement to send the second generation of Trolleys to the city of Mendoza will free up room for the transit system’s third generation of cars.
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San Diego MTS was joined by elected officials, SDG&E and labor union representatives on May 5 to celebrate the start of construction of an overhead catenary charging system for its growing electric bus fleet.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

San Diego MTS begins construction on bus charging system

The overhead gantry charging system can charge 24 buses at a time and is expandable to accommodate MTS’ growing electric fleet.
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An MTS transit security officer in bright yellow and an Inter-Con security contract officer in blue on a joint patrol.
Safety & Security

MTS Security now includes contractors in patrols

Jan. 26, 2022
The 190 Inter-Con officers will be joining patrols of MTS’ vehicles and property by the end of January 2022.
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An illustration showing a tunnel being bored beneath San Diego streets.

San Diego trolley extension to the airport is feasible but how soon can it be built?

MTS will further pursue the project and focus on an underground option to create a trolley-to-airport connection.
Driver training has begun for a Bus on Shoulder pilot project that will see Rapid buses operating on designated freeway shoulders in 2022.

San Diego region’s Bus on Shoulder pilot program driver training begins

The pilot program features vehicle-to-infrastructure technology and will see Rapid buses operating on the shoulder along I-805 and SR 94 during peak times.
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The PRONTO fare collection launch event.
Fare Collection

San Diego MTS, NCTD launch new PRONTO fare collection system

Sept. 2, 2021
The transit systems will waive fares for PRONTO users during the month of September as a way to help customers transition to the new system.

Videos & Resources

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Mass Transit Weekly Update 4/29/2016

April 29, 2016
This week’s transit update includes videos from TriMet, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit System, Metro Transit, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority...
Take Route 992 to the San Diego Airport

Take Route 992 to the San Diego Airport

April 29, 2016
Taking Bus Route 992 from downtown to the San Diego Airport is affordable, fast and easy.

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San Diego MTS and Province of Mendoza, Argentina officials celebrate donation of 39 San Diego Trolleys for Metrotranvía light rail network

Dec. 9, 2022
The light rail vehicles donated are part of the second generation of Trolleys at MTS, the Siemens SD100 series, that MTS began decommissioning earlier this year.
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San Diego Metropolitan Transit System names Brian Riley COO of Rail

Nov. 16, 2022
Riley, who started his career at MTS as a train operator in 1999 and most recently served as superintendent of transportation, will now oversee 555 operations and maintenance ...
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FY22 report: San Diego MTS ridership climbs by nearly 50 percent

Aug. 17, 2022
Ridership trends reached approximately 200,000 trips on weekdays.
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New pilot program will offer free transit passes for young adults transitioning out of foster care

June 21, 2022
San Diego MTS and NCTD aim to support and improve access to opportunity for former foster youth and young adults currently in foster care as they transition into more independent...
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San Diego MTS, Airport Authority team up for free airport transit options

June 9, 2022
Free rides will be offered on the San Diego Airport Flyer and MTS Airport Bus Route 992.
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San Diego MTS and Affirmed Housing celebrate groundbreaking on transit-oriented housing development

Feb. 15, 2022
The new, five-story ShoreLINE building features 124 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units reserved for households earning 30 – 60 percent of the area median income.
The UC San Diego Blue Line now provides a one-seat connection from UTC to downtown San Diego, and south to the U.S.-Mexico border.

San Diego region celebrates grand opening of Mid-Coast Extension of UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley

More than 8,500 people attended festivities at UC San Diego Central Campus trolley station.

San Diego MTS Board approves construction of 390 housing units along trolley line in South Bay

Oct. 15, 2021
The project is part of an agency-wide effort to fully utilize its park and ride lots.