MTS Anticipates Return to Normal Bus Service in South Bay and East County as Agreement Reached Between Transdev and Teamsters

San Diego – A agreement has been reached between Transdev and Teamsters Local 683 to operate MTS bus routes in South Bay and East County that had been affected by a work stoppage. All scheduled bus routes for these divisions are anticipated to operate on a normal schedule on Monday, June 19.

“First, I’d like to thank our passengers who have experienced major disruptions in their daily lives due to this work stoppage,” said Stephen Whitburn, MTS Board Chair and San Diego City Councilmember, District 3. “The top priority is to get bus service back to normal levels so MTS can continue providing the vital services our passengers depend on. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this process and anticipate returning to normal service levels  tomorrow. I would also like to thank the Teamsters Local 683 for successfully negotiating the new contract with Transdev and reaching an agreement. We know work still needs to be done to address some of the issues for better working conditions. I look forward to working with both the Teamsters and Transdev moving forward.”

MTS Access and minibus service are both still impacted by a work stoppage as negotiations continue with Transdev and Teamsters Local 542. These routes include, MTS Access, 14, 18, 25, 83, 84, 833, 838, 944, 945, 946, 964, 965, 985; Saturdays: 832, 833, 838, 945, 965; Sundays: 832, 833, 838. 

For specific route information, please call MTS Information and Trip Planning at 619-233-3004. For press or media inquiries related to the agreement or negotiations, contact Transdev at  or 301-674-3733.

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