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January 16, 2013

New Flyer earns San Diego MTS CNG order

The contract for 165 Xcelsior CNG buses (330 equivalent units or "EUs") contains a firm order of 47 60-foot articulated buses (94 EUs) with options for up to an additional 118 60-foot buses (236 EUs).


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.


June 18, 2012

San Diego light rail tops for fare collection

San Diego MTS collected 54% of the cost of operating the trolley through fares, more than double the nationwide average of 24%, according to federal data.


April 24, 2012

San Diego to add New Flyer buses, Siemens trolleys

Will purchase 53 new 40-foot low-floor compressed natural gas buses for $22.3 million and seven more low-floor trolleys for $26.9 million, in addition to 57 low-floor cars already on order.


March 16, 2011

Argentina recycles San Diego transit trolleys

The Provincial Government of Mendoza purchased 11 vehicles from San Diego MTS for $3.3 million, signing a contract in September 2010. Four light rail vehicles were recently unveiled on the soon-to-open MetrotranvĂ­a Mendoza light rail system.


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