Message from the CEO

Welcome to the Metropolitan Transit System website. It is our intent to continually update and improve this site to provide the best possible information to everyone who uses our system. Whether you ride MTS Bus or Trolley to work or special events, or whether you are visiting the San Diego region and plan to take public transportation to all the great destinations in our county, this website has been designed to help you get where you want to go.


We are proud of our public transportation system for many reasons:

  • MTS is one of the nation’s most efficient systems. We rely on far fewer tax dollars to operate MTS than most other similar systems. We are recognized around the United States as the first to rebuild a robust trolley system, which now covers 53 miles throughout San Diego.
  • Our ridership is climbing to historic levels. 
  • We have completely redesigned our bus network to increase the number of high frequency routes and to make our routes more direct and convenient.
  • The reliability and on-time performance of our system is vastly improved from just a few years ago.
  • We have completely reorganized and consolidated our operations to increase efficiency.
  • We have monthly pass programs that make commuting via public transportation incredibly affordable.
  • And we have looked to the future to identify revenue sources to pay for many of our needed system improvements. In the future, look for MTS to rebuild many of its trolley stations and bring modern low-floor trolleys and buses to its fleet.


Public transportation plays a vital role in the San Diego region. That role will certainly grow in the future as our region continues to grow and expand.


We will always need the support and ideas of our customers to help us operate the best possible system. Please browse through our website and use our web-based comment cards to provide MTS with your ideas.


And thank you for riding MTS.



Paul Jablonski

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Jablonski, CEO
Metropolitan Transit System




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