MTS Planning and Scheduling Department

The MTS Planning and Scheduling Department is responsible for the service planning, scheduling, and performance monitoring of all MTS transit services.  Specific duties include:

 

 

Planning

  • Conduct studies and implement initiatives to improve the quality, competitiveness, integration, and sustainability of transit services within the MTS service area;
  • Develop recommendations for service changes based on customer and employee feedback, changes in travel demand, ridership, efficiency, and productivity;
  • Coordinates activities in support of service changes;
  • Work with SANDAG, NCTD, and Caltrans on planning and implementing regional transportation initiatives, including I-15 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), South Bay BRT, El Cajon Showcase Project, the Regional Transportation Plan, and the Regional Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan;
  • Serve as agency liaisons to communities, council districts, local jurisdictions, and other authorities within the MTS service area;
  • Evaluate impact of changes to fare policy and structure on ridership and revenue.
Scheduling

  • Define service levels and develop schedules for all fixed route bus and trolley operations;
  • Ensure that service levels do not exceed budgeted resources, including miles, hours, and peak vehicles;
  • Optimize use of budgeted resources;
  • Develop runcuts for MTS Bus in house operations that comply with all work rules defined under applicable union contracts.
  • Support operations department on personnel matters related to bus scheduling.
Performance Monitoring

  • Serve as agency clearinghouse for operating data;
  • Establish service monitoring process, performance indicators, and targets;
  • Monitor ridership, running time, and on time performance of bus and trolley services;
  • Responsible for external reporting of data in support of local, state and federal programs;
  • Conduct Environmental Justice (Title VI) evaluation as required.

Designing for Transit

MTS has its own document with guidelines that developers should follow when designing their projects for transit.  Whether it's a bus stop, shelter, bench, concrete pad, turnout, or another transit amenity, we have provided guidelines for their design.  Please download Designing for Transit Manual (4.0 MB file).

MTS Service Change Calendar

MTS typically changes its services three times per year—in January, June, and September. For each service change, MTS will post a notice called a “Take One” on all of its buses and trolleys with modified service information. MTS will also post the changes, including new maps and new schedules, to the MTS website so that you may review the changes and plan your trips in advance. In addition, the Regional Transit Information office can help you plan a trip with the new schedules by calling them at 511 or 619-233-3004. 

Date of Change

Information about Service Change

October 12, 2014 View our October 2014 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
August 31, 2014 View our August 2014 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 8, 2014 View our June 2014 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
January 26, 2014 View our January 2014 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
September 1, 2013 View our September 2013 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 9, 2013 View our June 2013 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
January 27, 2013 View our January 2013 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
September 2, 2012 View our September 2012 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 10, 2012 View our June 2012 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
January 29, 2012 View our January 2012 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
September 4, 2011 View our September 2011 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 12, 2011 View our June 2011 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
January 30, 2011 View our January 2011 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
September 5, 2010 View our September 2010 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 13, 2010 View our June 2010 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
February 28, 2010 View our February 2010 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
September 6, 2009 View our September 2009 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
June 14, 2009 View our June 2009 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.
January 25, 2009 View our January 2009 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables

August 31, 2008

View our September 2008 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables

June 15, 2008

View our June 2008 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.

January 27, 2008

View our January 2008 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.

September 2, 2007

View our September 2007 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.

June 17, 2007

View our June 2007 Take One for information on schedule changes and links to PDF copies of our new timetables.

Major Projects

MTS works with SANDAG, Caltrans, and other local agencies to plan, develop, and operate new transportation projects. Some of the major projects we are working on today are listed below:

City/Park Streetcar Feasibility Study

2050 Regional Transportation Plan

I-805/I-5 South Corridor Study

Mid-City Rapid Bus Project

I-15 Managed Lanes Project

South Bay Bus Rapid Transit

La Jolla/UTC Super Loop

Mid-Coast Trolley Extension

Regional Transit Fare Ordinance

Vehicle Assist and Automation (VAA) Project

Coordinated Plan

Downtown Comprehensive Transit Study

Transportation Planning for Persons with Disabilities

 

Contact Information

MTS Planning and Scheduling would like to receive your questions, comments and suggestions regarding our transit services. Click here for contact information.



 

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