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October 15, 2014

San Diego’s Jablonski ‘Gets People Where They Want to Go’

Paul Jablonski, CEO of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), is being honored with APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award for his 40-plus years in the industry. METRO finds out what makes him tick in our questionnaire.


October 3, 2014

San Diego MTS investing $54M to rebuild bus facilities

The agency is celebrating the completion of a $30 million facility in the South Bay and groundbreaking on a $24 million facility in East County.


October 2, 2014

Calif. agencies receive 'Ladders of Opportunity" funding for buses

San Diego MTS secured $18 million for the purchase of 45 Gillig buses, while the San Francisco MTA secured more than $9 million to purchase 12, 60-foot buses.


August 21, 2014

San Diego MTS ridership reaches 95M passengers

Trolley ridership increased nearly 34% over the previous year from 29,699,366 in FY 2013 to 39,694,197 trips in FY 2014, while the bus system logged 55,316,353 trips in FY 2014, a 1% decrease over FY 2013 primarily due to construction delays on major routes.


August 7, 2014

Mobile app helps MTS move San Diego Comic-Con attendees

Comic-Con — a five-day celebration of popular art and entertainment at the annual convention along downtown San Diego’s scenic bay front — attracts 130,000 attendees and the San Diego Trolley system handles more than 215,000 extra passenger trips during the festivities.


January 16, 2014

San Diego MTS taps Clear Channel for bus shelter media

The supplier will provide media for the agency’s 400-plus bus shelters, 322 of which currently offer advertising opportunities to local and national advertisers seeking to reach audiences in San Diego.


September 5, 2013

San Diego transit launches mobile ticketing pilot

A mobile ticketing app that lets riders use their smartphones to purchase day passes when riding the Trolley to Chargers and Aztecs football games this season.


August 26, 2013

Disabled riders find San Diego fixed route easy to use

Two passengers share their stories of how San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is easy and convenient for them to use to get around town. They cite helpful features such as the height and location of the ticket stations, Compass Card smart card and the universal accessibility of all the buses.


July 31, 2013

San Diego kicks off $660M trolley renovation

Modernizing the Blue Line, the most heavily used transit service in the region, with an average daily ridership of more than 50,000. The overhaul also includes raising 35 station platforms to accommodate low-floor vehicles, replacing outdated rail and overhead wires, and improving street crossings, switching, and signaling.


July 12, 2012

San Diego MTS sets ridership record

There were 55.5 million passenger trips taken on bus during the year, which was 5.2% higher than the previous fiscal year and more than 800,000 more passenger trips taken in fiscal year 2009, which was when the previous bus ridership record was set.


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