Additional fare-paying companions are also permitted. [19] Rapid Express fares remain at $5 as part of the new structure, whilst the 24-Hour pass increases to $6 from $5. MTS also increased the prices of all monthly passes (e.g. Service began on both routes in June 2014.[12][13]. [1] A county resident is elected by the Board of Directors to serve as the Chairman. Generally, no worse than 30-minute headways occur during non-commute periods or 60-minute headways weekends. Route 225 operates to the South Bay area, serving Otay Ranch and Eastlake, continuing to the international truck crossing at Otay Mesa. The routes are the same but are now designed as feeders to Route 237. Average daily ridership among all public transit services provided by MTS was 282,300 in the Fourth Quarter of 2019 and saw an annual ridership of 86,554,400 in 2019. No passes are accepted by MTS Access paratransit buses; however, prepaid tickets are available in books of 10. The green line now serves special events. MTS provides a total of 121 bus schedules every day. DONATE: The San Diego Chapter of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) is a not-for profit organization who is seeking your assistance in our on-going mission to sponsor our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) internship program throughout San Diego’s high schools, across all demographics, in conjunction with the local Maritime Technology industry. Elected officials from each jurisdiction, including San Diego County, serve as the Board of Directors. Children younger than 6 years old ride free with fare-paying passenger; limit is 3. Initial Superloop service began in June 2009, with an extension in March 2013.[11]. As one of our drivers, you’ll operate regularly scheduled routes, providing exceptional customer service to passengers. Effective May 1, 2010, MTS passes will only be available on the Compass Card, which is a smart chip enabled transit card. Route 237 operates on a route from UCSD to Miramar College Transit Station via Mira Mesa. Get the 992 right into the airport. [16], Effective July 1, 2009, MTS eliminated the downtown zone fare category for the San Diego Trolley. About half of its fixed-route bus services are contracted out to Transdev, and First Transit, with First Transit also providing paratransit services. As a response, MTS encouraged riders to purchase a $5 Daily Pass for access on the whole system as it is approximately the same cost as the total would be for a round trip utilizing a single bus for each direction and paying the single-ride fare each time. Trusted Practice Director serving San Diego, CA. The app allows riders to purchase one day or 30 day passes for both MTS and NCTD. Although the cash fare increase was modest, $0.25, the elimination of free 2-hour Transfer Passes was controversial. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System on Monday announced a 25% cutback in service beginning April 13, but pledged to … Paratransit services, operated under the name "MTS Access" provide point-to-point service upon request to passengers registered with MTS as being qualified for assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act. from $68 to $72 for a regular 30-day adult pass) and began selling 14-day passes, which replace the half-month passes.[17]. First of the next-generation Gillig Low Floor buses arrive and are placed into service. 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[2], MTS is one of the oldest transit systems in Southern California, with predecessors dating back as early as the 1880s. Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, California. Seniors (ages 60 and over), people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders pay 60 cents and $1.25 respectively. Vehicles used for service are typically standard 40-foot buses or 60-foot articulated buses. MTS operates Downtown San Diego - Kearny Mesa Transit Center at California, CA. Urban bus routes link the densely populated neighborhoods and adjacent cities together with direct and frequent bus service. Special Event service used to operate for large events occurring at SDCCU Stadium, Petco Park and the San Diego Convention Center via a special event Red Line, but the Red Line was eliminated with the Trolley system's realignment in September 2012. [1] The city of San Diego has the most representation with four members. 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