San Diego – An agreement has been reached between Transdev and Teamsters Local 542 to operate MTS Minibus routes and Access paratransit service that had been impacted by a work stoppage. All scheduled bus routes are anticipated to operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, June 28. There may still be some missed trips on minibuses over the next few days as the system recovers and operators report for duty. Minibus routes include: 14, 18, 25, 83, 84, 833, 838, 944, 945, 946, 964, 965, 985; Saturdays: 832, 833, 838, 945, 965; Sundays: 832, 833, 838.
Additionally, due to the pre-scheduled trip format of MTS Access it may take a few days for staff to cover all appointment requests.
“With the passing of this vote, MTS riders across our system can begin again relying on all MTS services starting tomorrow,” said Stephen Whitburn, MTS Board Chair and San Diego City Councilmember, District 3. “We recognize that MTS Minibus and Access riders depend greatly on our transit services to attend their appointments and to get around town. We thank them for their patience and understanding during this work stoppage. MTS is pleased that Teamsters Local 542 and Transdev reached an important agreement that will restore normal service for riders. We will continue to evaluate the factors that led to the work stoppage to ensure that this type of service disruption is avoided in the future.”
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 Mitun.Seguin@transdev.com or 301-674-3733.
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operates more than 100 bus routes and three Trolley lines in 10 cities and unincorporated areas of San Diego. MTS is a leader in advancing initiatives to create a greener, cleaner and better-connected transit system in San Diego. Each weekday more than 220,000 passenger trips are taken throughout the MTS system taking people to work, school, health appointments and other essential trips. In FY 2022, MTS made more than 57 million riders. For service schedule updates, news, alerts and more information on how you can use public transportation, go to www.sdmts.com.