September 5, 2013
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
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
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 The overhaul also includes raising 35 station platforms to accommodate low-floor vehicles, replacing outdated rail and overhead wires, and improving street crossings, switching, and signaling.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
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 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
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
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
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
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.
September 30, 2011
The low-floor cars, which cost $233 million, are part of the $620 million Trolley Renewal Project made possible by a combination of TransNet, state and federal dollars. Blue and Orange Line stations are being reconstructed to raise platforms and add modern amenities for passengers, including next arrival signage and new shelters.
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