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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 The overhaul also includes raising 35 station platforms to accommodate low-floor vehicles, replacing outdated rail and overhead wires, and improving street crossings, switching, and signaling.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.


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.


May 2, 2012

NCTD assumes coastal dispatching responsibility

In January 2011, NCTD awarded a contract to HTSI for the installation of a new train control management system and the provision of dispatch services for a 10-year period on the coastal rail line and the inland SPRINTER light-rail line that runs from Oceanside to Escondido.


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.


April 3, 2012

San Diego transit receives 100% compliance score from FTA

Gets perfect score for second consecutive time. Oversight committee compared MTS to other transit systems in the U.S. and found that it is the most efficiently operated transit agency among nine peer systems.


March 8, 2012

San Diego transit employs graffiti tracker program, makes arrests

Undercover security operations arrested five juveniles in the past two weeks who are responsible for 277 individual tags, causing more than $25,000 worth of damage to San Diego MTS property. Pictures of their tags were put into the Graffiti Tracker system, which has a database of tags throughout the region.


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