Social Equity Listening Tour MTS has partnered with Pueblo Planning to conduct a social equity listening tour to identify the needs and priorities within our service area. Rapid 227 (Iris Rapid) Rapid 227 is a new route (high-frequency, limited stop service) underway in South Bay. San Ysidro Mobility Hub SANDAG, in partnership with MTS, will develop a new Mobility Hub in San Ysidro to make travel in the border region easier and more sustainable. Bus On Shoulder Pilot Project The Bus on Shoulder Pilot Project will allow Rapid buses to operate on freeway shoulders during heavy traffic congestion. Clean Transit Advancement Campus The Metropolitan Transit System will be adding a sixth bus division. ShoreLINE ShoreLINE will be a new, 100% affordable, transit-oriented development located at the Grantville Trolley Station. MTS Onboard Wi-Fi Pilot The Metropolitan Transit System has installed Wi-Fi on 10 buses in its fleet. Track Work (Ongoing) Ongoing Trolley track maintenance and repair. Downtown Off-Street Layover Facility Downtown parking facility for transit vehicles between runs. Zero Emissions Bus (ZEB) Program MTS is to transition from a conventional bus system to a zero emission bus system. America Plaza/Santa Fe Depot Pedestrian Enhancement Project This projects aims to improve the pedestrian experience by creating safe and intuitive links between the two stations. Completed Projects Grantville Transit Oriented Development A 250-unit development at the Grantville Trolley Station. UC San Diego Blue Line Trolley Extension An extension of Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot to the University City community. Old Town Transit Center Modernization Improvements to the OTTC included reconfiguration of existing bus bays to support bigger, articulated buses, and the construction of additional bus bays to support future service enhancements. Streetcar Feasibility Study - 2012 Results of a study conducted in 2012 to evaluate the feasibility of reconnecting Downtown and Balboa Park using a streetcar line. Downtown Rapid Stations Rapid stations added to Broadway downtown. Trolley Renewal Orange and Blue lines were rebuilt to allow the use of low-floor Trolleys over the entire network. Transit Optimization Plan MTS implemented major service changes to its bus network between 2017 and 2019 to improve connectivity, efficiency, and travel times for riders. Courthouse Station MTS built a Trolley station in downtown San Diego as the new western terminus for the Orange Line. The Courthouse station enhances trolley operations for the UC San Diego Blue Line’s Trolley extension. Encanto/62nd Street Transit Oriented Development AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc. developed a mixed-use building designed as a transit oriented development containing affordable housing apartment units and commercial space. Mid-City Centerline Rapid Freeway-level transit stations were built on State Route 15 (SR 15) at University Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard as well as transit-only lanes north of I-805 to just south of I-8. Regional Transit Fare Ordinance Update Changes to the comprehensive fare ordinance covering MTS and NCTD fares were approved and implemented between 2019 and 2021. Grossmont Transit Center Track Repair Project The Trolley tracks around Grossmont Transit Center were fully replaced to maintain the safety of passengers and integrity of the Trolley system. South Bay Bus Rapid Transit South Bay Rapid spans 21 miles, connecting Downtown San Diego and the South Bay region. Boulevard Bus Only Lane The Boulevard Bus Way is a three-mile dedicated lane for buses along El Cajon Blvd. between Park Blvd. and Fairmount Ave. 30th Street Bus Stop Rebalancing MTS discontinued and relocated some Route 2 and Route 6 bus stops along 30th Street in areas where bus stops were placed very closely together.