North County Transit District (NCTD)

Oceanside, CA 92054


About North County Transit District (NCTD)


810 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92054
United States

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North County Transit District (NCTD) offers services that are a vital part of San Diego’s regional transportation network. NCTD moves more than 12 million passengers annually by providing public transportation for North San Diego County.

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NCTD names Alex Denis chief procurement officer

May 17, 2024
Denis will be responsible for NCTD’s procurement and contract management across all departments and will help streamline and create new policies to ensure NCTD’s regulatory compliance...
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NCTD names Tom Tulley as chief operations officer of rail

May 15, 2024
In this position he will apply his many years of experience in operations, maintenance, safety and regulatory compliance.

NCTD names Mary Dover chief of staff; Suheil Rodriguez as director of administration

May 13, 2024
Both Dover and Rodriguez had already been working with the NCTD, serving as government affairs officer and manager of administration, respectively.
Safety & Security

NCTD promotes Chris G. Carrillo to security director

April 4, 2024
Carrillo’s promotion comes after she was the security manager during the past three years.
Safety & Security

CalTrans awards NCTD $144,000 for pedestrian tunnel improvement project

Oct. 31, 2023
NCTD will use the funding to enhance the pedestrian tunnel to be more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing, improving safety and the customer experience.

NCTD Board of Directors enter into general partnership for redevelopment of Escondido Transit Center

Oct. 23, 2023
The NCTD will begin an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Toll Brothers Apartment Living and Waterford Property Company to discuss proposals for the Escondido Transit Center...
A Coaster train moving through Del Mar, Calif. NCTD has been awarded a state grant that will support its efforts to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather conditions.

Caltrans' Climate Adaptation Planning - Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program awards $627,000 to NCTD

Sept. 29, 2023
The grant will go towards evaluating the conditions of NCTD’s service area and industry best practices and provide detailed recommendations, capital and financial plans and an...

Matthew O. Tucker to retire from NCTD

Aug. 8, 2023
Tucker’s retirement from NCTD caps a more than 30-year career of serving public transit agencies around the nation; Tucker has been with NCTD since 2008 and is the current executive...

Articles & News


TOD updates from MBTA and NCTD

May 20, 2024
MBTA and NCTD have entered a series of agreements with developers that will see more housing going up near their respective transit systems.

Shawn M. Donaghy named NCTD CEO

Dec. 26, 2023
Donaghy has been CEO of C-Tran in Washington state since 2017 and will begin his role at NCTD on March 1, 2024
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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.
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Paul Ballard will join NCTD as interim executive director in August.

Paul Ballard to serve as NCTD interim executive director

Aug. 15, 2023
Ballard is a transit executive who will help manage the operations of NCTD between the retirement of existing Executive Director Matthew O. Tucker and a new permanent leader.
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Fare Collection

Fare system developments: NCTD, BMO Financial, Pace and CTA

Feb. 16, 2023
Northern San Diego County, Calif., Coaster customers, Canadian transit riders and Chicago region transit users will be able to take advantage of new discounts, new fare options...
As of June 26, 2022, Coaster and Sprinter rail operations and equipment maintenance will be handled by in house NCTD staff.

NCTD brings rail operations for Coaster and Sprinter services in house

June 28, 2022
The move will see train operations and maintenance of equipment handled by NCTD staff, while maintenance-of-way work will continue to be contracted.
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The original fencing plan proposal visual appears on the left and a modified proposal on the right, which incorporates community input.
Safety & Security

NCTD releases modified Del Mar Bluffs fencing visuals

Oct. 18, 2021
The modified plan visuals help communicate the plan to preserve the safety focus of the project while incorporating community input.
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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.
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Left, an AC Transit vaccine shuttle, right, BART representatives speak with a rider about the vaccine.
Safety & Security

VaxTransit: 450+ Agencies in 41 States Provide Free Rides for Vaccines

March 29, 2021
Vaccine access helps transit agencies build a bridge to a brighter post-pandemic future.
An Amtrak train traveling along tracks that are situated on the Del Mar Bluffs along the LOSSAN Corridor in southern California.

Phase 4 of Del Mar Bluffs Stabilization project complete

Jan. 14, 2021
SANDAG and NCTD are leading the six-part stabilization project that will improve storm drainage and improve the reliability of rail service.

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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.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

NCTD Board votes to enter Exclusive Negotiation Agreements for two station development projects

Jan. 23, 2023
The board agreed to a partnership between Sea Breeze Properties, LLC and FABRIC Investments, Inc. for the Carlsbad Village Transit Station Redevelopment Project and Raintree Partners...
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NCTD earns top award for financial reporting

Aug. 2, 2022
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

NCTD issues RFP for mixed-use development of Carlsbad Stations

April 11, 2022
The Carlsbad Poinsettia and Carlsbad Village COASTER Stations will be redeveloped.
Car Sharing

NCTD launches first/last mile service with Uber and Lyft

Jan. 11, 2022
NCTD+ pilot program offers discounted rides to and from locations near key COASTER stations.
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NCTD Board approves rail operations, facilities maintenance business model

June 4, 2021
NCTD’s new business model will improve accountability, performance and efficiency.

NCTD COASTER operations to resume traditional summer schedule on Memorial Day weekend

May 19, 2021
This includes the restoration of weekend service that has been suspended since late March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fuel Systems & Fueling Equipment

NCTD receives $4-million grant to support transition to zero-emissions bus operations

May 18, 2021
The funds will help deliver significant air quality and operational benefits to the San Diego region.
Safety & Security

NCTD to increase rail trespassing education and enforcement

Jan. 29, 2021
The enhanced enforcement begins Feb. 1 and aims to deter further trespassing and increase safety on the COASTER rail line.