The Boulevard Bus Way is a dedicated bus lane for Rapid 215, Route 1, and Route 6. This dedicated bus lane improves traffic, provides better transit options and creates more solutions for our communities.
The Boulevard Bus Way creates faster trips for MTS passengers by providing a three-mile dedicated lane for buses along El Cajon Blvd. between Park Blvd. and Fairmount Ave.
MTS Passengers will:
- Get quick access to top locations
- Enjoy limited stops
- Avoid slow traffic
This project has been a collaborative effort between the City of San Diego, the businesses and residents on and near El Cajon Boulevard, MTS and SANDAG.
Take the following bus routes along The Boulevard Bus Way:
The Boulevard Bus Way is a three-mile stretch of bus-only lanes on El Cajon Blvd. between Park Blvd. and Fairmount Ave. It connects the great urban neighborhoods of North Park, University Heights, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and City Heights.
All MTS bus routes using The Boulevard Bus Way will continue serving all the same stops with the same frequency, but not necessarily at the same exact times. Over the course of the Boulevard Bus Way pilot program, MTS will be fine-tuning our schedules in order to offer our passengers the quickest and most reliable journeys – visit sdmts.com for the latest details.
The Boulevard Bus Way is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for MTS buses, bikes, and emergency vehicles only. Cars may enter the bus lane only when making right turns onto side streets and driveways or when actively parallel parking. Double-parking or stopping in the Boulevard Bus Way is prohibited.
MTS has three routes using the Boulevard Bus Way.
- Rapid 215 (SDSU – Downtown San Diego)
- Route 1 (Fashion Valley – La Mesa)
- Route 6 (Fashion Valley – North Park)
Bus lanes help move people along streets more efficiently, not just cars. With dedicated lanes, bus passengers can benefit from a smoother and quicker ride, free from stop-and-go traffic. Buses can travel straight to the front of the line at intersections and can reenter traffic after stopping without having to wait for other vehicles to pass by. This helps improve both travel times and reliability.