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2014

 

September 9, 2014 – MTS Trolley Special Event Service for Sunday’s Chargers vs. Seahawks Game

August 29, 2014 – Officers Involved in August 18 Trolley Incident No Longer Employed by Transit Systems Security

August 19, 2014 – MTS Announces a Record 95 Million Passengers Rode the Bus and Trolley in FY 2014

August 5, 2014 – MTS Trolley Special Event Service in Play for Thursday’s Chargers vs. Cowboys Game


July 14, 2014 – MTS Trolley – The Transportation Superhero for Comic-Con – Announces New Mobile Ticketing Technology Ready for 2014


July 1, 2014 – MTS Adds Green Line Service for the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Sho
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June 23, 2014 – MTS Recommends Fans Take Public Transit to the Tony Gywnn Memorial Due to Large Crowds

June 9, 2014 – Eastlake Residents Have New Location to Purchase Their Bus and Trolley Pass on Compass Card


May 29, 2014 – MTS Adds Service for Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon; Advises Riders of Impacts to Bus Routes

March 26, 2014 – MTS Schedules Extra Service for Padres’ Opening Night and Opening Day Games


March 12, 2014 – MTS Schedules Extra Late-Night Service for Gaslamp Quarter ShamROCK Festivities 

March 10, 2014 – City Heights Residents Have Three New Locations to Purchase Their Bus and Trolley Pass on Compass Card

March 3, 2014 – MTS Takes Delivery of Historic Vintage Trolley PCC #530

February 27, 2014 – Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station Reopens Monday

February 26, 2014 – Forty Students to Earn New Laptops from MTS and Coca-Cola


January 16, 2014 –
MTS Expands Service and Offers mTickets for Monster Jam Fans

January 14, 2014 – New Rapid Routes, Service Changes to Be Discussed at MTS Public Hearing


2013

December 26, 2013 – MTS Special Event Service for the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and the Holiday Bowl


December 23, 2013 – MTS Christmas and New Year Holiday Service Schedule


December 19, 2013 – MTS Special Event Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Raiders Game


December 16, 2013 – MTS Board of Directors Reelects Harry Mathis for Third Term as Chairperson


December 13, 2013 – MTS Board of Directors Honors Bus Operator for Good Deed


December 5, 2013– MTS Special Event Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Giants Game


December 5, 2013 – Annual Holiday Entertainment Series Brings Festive Air to Trolley Riders


November 27, 2013 – MTS Special Event Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Cincinnati Game


November 25, 2013 – MTS Thanksgiving Holiday Service Schedule


November 21, 2013 – MTS Extends Transit Services for New Year's Eve


November 8, 2013 – MTS Names Lawrence Marinesi as New Chief Financial Office
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November 6, 2013 - MTS Special Event Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Broncos Game


October 9, 2013 -
MTS Special Event Service for Monday's Chargers vs. Indianapolis Game

October 7, 2013 - Sixth Annual "Stuff the Bus" Food Drive Kicks off in October

September 25, 2013 - MTS Blue Line and Orange Line Temporary Service Changes as Trolley Renewal Continues

September 25, 2013 - MTS Special Event Service For Sunday’s Chargers vs. Cowboys Game


September 16, 2013 - MTS Conducts Rider Research at San Diego State University


September 12, 2013 - MTS Seeks Commuter Feedback for New Rapid Routes

September 6, 2013 - MTS Supports Governor's Leadership to keep Public Transit Funds Flowing


September 6, 2013 - MTS Special Event Service For Monday’s Chargers vs. Texans Game


September 5, 2013 - MTS Launches New Mobile Ticketing App for
Chargers' First Game on September 9


August 6, 2013 -
MTS Special Event Service for Thursday's Chargers vs. Seahawks Game

July 25, 2013 - The Trolley Blue Line is Getting a Major Facelifit

July 17, 2013 - MTS Public Service Announcement: Drivers, Vehicles for Ridesharing Apps Not Regulated

July 2, 2013 - MTS Trolley Green Line: Preferred Way to Travel for Zombies, Trekkies, Super-Heroes, and Whovians!

June 21, 2013 - Pacific Imperial Railroad Reaches Major Milestones; Pays $500,000 Lease for Desert Line

May 23, 2013 - Bill Spraul Named Chief Operating Officer for Metropolitan Transit System Transit Services

April 8, 2013 - MTS Asks Bus and Trolley Riders Who Speak Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Chinese to Take Online Survey

April 8, 2013 - MTS Schedules Extra Service for Padres' Home Opener

February 15, 2013 - MTS Kicks Off the 11th Annual MTS & Coca-Cola Laptop Scholarship

January 9, 2013 - Trolley Renewal Breakthrough: New Low-Floor Trolleys Now Operate on the Orange Line!

 

2012

December 28, 2012 - MTS Advises New Year's Eve Celebrants to Check Trolley and Bus Schedules in Advance

December 26, 2012 - Ride MTS to the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Parade and Game!

December 26, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Sunday's Chargers vs. Raiders Game!

December 18, 2012 - Ride MTS to the SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl!

December 13, 2012 -5th Avenue Trolley Station to Close for Three Months

December 13, 2012 -MTS Board Approves Two Major Bus Procurements

December 12, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Sunday's Chargers vs. Panthers Game

December 7, 2012 -Sixth Annual Holiday Entertainment Series and Kickoff Event for Trolley Riders

November 28, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Sunday's Chargers vs. Bengals Game

November 21, 2012 - UPDATE: MTS Day Passes Now on Compass Card

November 21, 2012 - Fifth Annual "Stuff the Bus" Holiday Food Drive Set for December 1

November 19, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Sunday's Chargers vs. Ravens Game

October 29, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Thursday's Chargers vs. Chiefs Game

October 11, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service For Monday's Chargers vs. Broncos Game

October 10, 2012 - Six Blue Line Trolley Stations Closed This Weekend: Oct. 12-14

September 25, 2012 - Government of Mendoza, Argentina, Agrees to Purchase 24 Trolleys from the Metropolitan Transit System

September 20, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Falcons Game

September 14, 2012 - MTS Special Event Trolley Service for Sunday's Chargers vs. Titans Game

August 31, 2012 - Starting Sept. 2nd, Green Line Goes Downtown! $3.2 Million in Bus Service Also Added

August 30, 2012 - San Diego Police Department Continues Investigation with MTS

August 7, 2012 - MTS Special Event Service for Thursday's Chargers vs. Packers Game

July 18, 2012 - MTS Carries 192,597 Riders During Comic-Con

July 11, 2012 - MTS Sets Bus Ridership Record for Fiscal Year 2012

 

July 6, 2012 - MTS Expands Green Line Service for Comic-Con

June 8, 2012 - Emergency Response DRILL Begins at 10 a.m. at San Diego State University

May 11, 2012 - Civic Center Trolley Station to Close for Three Months

May 8, 2012 - MTS Adds Extra Green Line Service To Qualcomm Stadium for Chargers’ Tribute to Junior Seau

April 26, 2012 - MTS Sets Ridership Record for Second Straight Month

April 20, 2012 - MTS Board Approves Purchase of New Buses, More New Trolleys

April 18, 2012 - Extra Green Line Service Added for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Event at SDSU

April 4, 2012 - Opening Day Afternoon Sell-out Makes Trolley, MTS Bus the Best Transportation Option to Padres Game

April 3, 2012 - MTS Plans to Add Bus and Trolley Service; Schedules Open Houses to Get Rider Input

March 29, 2012 - MTS Receives Perfect Score by Federal Transit Administration

March 15, 2012 - MTS Ridership Approaches Record Ridership Levels

March 6, 2012 - Arrests by Metropolitan Transit System and Graffiti Tracker

March 6, 2012 - Four Blue Line Trolley Stations Closed This Weekend

Feb. 15, 2012 - MTS Offers Speical Trolley Service for Mardi Gras

Feb. 8, 2012 - MTS Kicks Off the 10th Annual MTS Coca-Cola Laptop Scholarship!

Jan. 30, 2012 - Metropolitan Transit System’s GO! Texting is Big Hit with Riders

Jan. 25, 2012 - Three C Street Trolley Stations Closed This Weekend: January 27-29

Jan. 19, 2012 - Update: Trolley Closure Postponed

Jan. 18, 2012 - Three C Street Trolley Stations Closed This Weekend: January 20-22

Jan. 6, 2012 - Albertsons to be the New Exclusive Grocery Store Outlet for Compass Card Starting Jan. 20!

2011

Dec. 23, 2011 - Ride MTS to 2011 BEHolidayBowl Service the Holiday Bowl Parade and Game

Dec. 16, 2011 - Ride MTS to the SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl!

Dec. 15, 2011 - Vintage Trolley Expands Hours of Operation

Dec. 14, 2011 - Bill Burke Named Chief of Police of the Metropolitan Transit System

 

Dec. 14, 2011 - Three C Street Trolley Stations Closed This Weekend: December 16–18

Dec. 8, 2011 - Metropolitan Transit System Adopts New Cart, Stroller and Cargo Rules

Dec. 7, 2011 - Fifth Annual Holiday Entertainment Series for Trolley Riders

Dec. 6, 2011 - Green Line Brush Fire

Dec. 6, 2011 - Stuff the Bus to Stop San Diego Hunger

Nov. 8, 2011 - MTS Operates Special Event Service For Thursday's Chargers Game

Nov. 3, 2011 - MTS Operates Special Event Service For Sunday’s Chargers Game

Oct. 20, 2011 - Downtown Area Trolley Stations and Streets to Close for Two Weekends: October 21-23 and October 28-30

Oct. 14, 2011 - MTS Bus Routes Detoured Following Afternoon Closing of State Route 163 and University Avenue

Sept. 29, 2011 - MTS New Low Floor Trolleys Go Into Service on Monday, October 3rd


Sept. 22, 2011 - Graffiti Tracker Pays Off for MTS


Sept. 22, 2011 - MTS Operates Special Event Service for Chargers Game

Sept. 7, 2011 - Weekend Trolley Track Replacement to Close Orange Line between Encanto/62nd St. and 47th St. Stations


Aug. 25, 2011 - MTS Unveils Vintage Trolley and Silver Line for Service to Public on Saturday, August 27th!


July 13, 2011 - MTS Offers Enhanced Service & Commemorative Passes for Comic Con

July 1, 2011 - MTS Dedicates SDSU Trolley Station to Leon Williams


July 7, 2011 - MTS Celebrates 125 Years of Public Transportation

June 23, 2011 - MTS Starts Downtown Trolley Renewal Reconstruction

April 1, 2011 - MTS Bolsters Trolley Line Up for Padres Season

April 8, 2011 - Day Passes Now on Compass Card at San Ysidro

March 28, 2011 - MTS to Operate Blue Line from San Ysidro to Qualcomm for Mexican National Soccer Game

March 18, 2011 - MTS Taxicab Committee Approves New Gaslamp Quarter Taxi Stands

March 9, 2011 - San Diego U2 Trolleys successfully operate in Argentina

Feb. 11, 2011 - MTS Welcomes Three New Board Members from Lemon Grove, Santee and Chula Vista

Feb. 10, 2011 - Ride MTS Downtown for Navy's Parade of Flight

Jan. 20, 2011 - Public Transportation Relieves Traffic Congestion

2010

Dec. 29, 2010 - MTS provides late-night Trolley service on New Year's Eve

Dec. 22, 2010 - ALERT: Green Line operating to El Cajon; Fashion Valley Transit Center closed to bus service

Dec. 16, 2010 - Ride MTS to the Poinsettia Bowl

Dec. 14, 2010 - Travel Early on MTS to Thursday Night Football Game

Dec. 8, 2010 - MTS Employees Present New Bicycles to Logan Elementary

Nov. 3, 2010 - 73 Percent of Public Transportation Ballot Measures Pass


Sept. 30, 2010 - MTS Bus Routes 35 & 923 detoured in Ocean Beach


Sept. 30, 2010 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley Service for Chargers Game


Sept. 30, 2010 - Ride MTS to La Mesa’s Oktoberfest


Sept. 14, 2010 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley Service for Chargers Game


Sept. 2, 2010 - Metropolitan Transit System Signs $3.3 Million Agreement to Sell Eleven San Diego Trolleys to Argentina

Aug. 19, 2010 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley Service for Chargers Game

Aug. 12, 2010 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley Service for 2010 Chargers Preseason

July 16, 2010 - Klingons to Invade Gaslamp Trolley Station

July 16, 2010 - MTS Provides Expanded Trolley Service for Comic Con

July 8, 2010 - Individuals save $9,343 by riding public transit annually

June 2, 2010 - Two Trolley Stations Closed Due to Downed Plane in Santee

May 25, 2010 - MTS, Kobey Corporation announce nine-year, $2.75 million concessionaire agreement

April 16, 2010 - MTS encourages San Diegans to “Speak for the Trees”

April 1, 2010 - Public Transportation In Serious Funding Crisis Due To Economic Recession

Feb. 17, 2010 - MTS Sunday Service Reductions effective Sunday Feb. 28

Feb 10, 2010 - Taxicab survey shows rider preferences and concerns

Jan. 17, 2010 - Ride MTS Enhanced Service to the Chargers' playoff game

Jan. 8, 2010 - Governor Proposes Yet Another Scheme To Raid State Transit Funding (PDF)

2009

Dec. 30, 2009 - Ring in 2010 with free bus and Trolley rides

Dec. 10, 2009 - Third Annual Holiday Entertainment Series for Trolley Riders

Dec. 9, 2009 - Riding Public Transit Saves Individuals $9,171 Annually

Dec. 3, 2009 - MTS Employees Present 117 Bicycles to all of the First Graders at Encanto Elementary

Nov. 23, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley and Express Bus Service for Chargers Game

Nov. 18, 2009 - Construction halts Santee Town Center Trolley service Sunday, Nov. 22

Nov. 13, 2009 - MTS TO CUT $7 MILLION IN TRANSIT SERVICE TO OVERCOME SALES TAX REVENUE SHORTFALLS

Nov. 11, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley and Express Bus Service for Chargers Game

Oct. 27, 2009 - Euclid Transit Center newest pass sales outlet

Sept. 29, 2009 - MTS Encourages Fans to Travel Early to Monday Night Chargers Game

Sept. 25, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley and Express Bus Service for Chargers Game

Sept. 24, 2009 - MTS Board Approves $205 Million Purchase of New Light Rail Vehicles

Sept. 14, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Trolley and Express Bus Service for Chargers Game

Sept. 2, 2009 - MTS September Service Changes Effective Sunday

Aug. 13, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Service to First 2009 Chargers Preseason Game

Aug. 10, 2009 - San Diego Drivers Could Save $9,800+ a Year by Switching to Transit

July 21, 2009 - Metropolitan Transit System Raises Reward to $10,000 for information about July 18th Shooting

July 13, 2009 - MTS Provides Expanded Service for Comic Con

June 16, 2009 - MTS Joins Nation in Celebrating Dumping the Pump

June 8, 2009 - Service Changes start June 14; Fare increase set for July 1

June 3, 2009 - FTA Triennial Review of MTS Finds No Deficiencies

May 20, 2009 - MTS offers special Red Line Service for Rock and Roll Marathon

May 19, 2009 - 40 High School Seniors to Receive Laptop Scholarship for Going Green

May 8, 2009 - MTS Announces Special Service for Red Bull Air Races

April 27, 2009 - MTS Third Quarter Ridership Sees Increases in 200

April 15, 2009 - MTS Celebrates Earth Day

April 2, 2009 - MTS Announces Special Event Service to Petco Park; Transit Tuesdays

Mar. 28, 2009 - MTS & Coca Cola Laptop scholarship deadline is April 17

Mar. 27, 2009 - MTS Board Approves $4.7 million in service changes,advances fare proposal

Mar. 25, 2009 - Labor Unions Join Metropolitan Transit System to establish memorial Fund

Mar. 12, 2009 - Bus Driver takes last trip after 40 years

Mar. 12, 2009 - MTS Announces special service for World Baseball Classic

Mar. 9, 2009 - New Express Route 880 will take 4S Ranch Residents to work

Feb. 14, 2009 - MTS and NCTD Boards of Directors Elect to Retain Some Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection Service

Feb. 5, 2009 - State Budget Cuts Force MTS to Propose Service and Fare Adjustments

Jan. 2, 2009 - MTS Offers Enhanced Service to Chargers playoff game against Colts

2008

Dec. 29, 2008 - New Years Service

Dec. 29, 2008 - Second Phase of Fare Increases on MTS Bus and Trolley

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